News Releases

The following press releases are arranged by date with the latest first. For more information about specific press releases call 586-4442.

  • Heather Lusk to receive 2022 Suzanne Richmond-Crum Award Nov 28, 2022 - HONOLULU – The Hawai‘i State Department of Health (DOH) Harm Reduction Services Branch announced that Heather Lusk will receive the 2022 Suzanne Richmond-Crum Award. Heather is being honored for her outstanding contributions to increasing access to HIV/AIDS services in Hawai‘i. “Heather has dedicated her career to expanding access to HIV/AIDS services and advocating for health… Continue Reading
  • Mauna Loa eruption raises potential for air quality hazards Nov 28, 2022 - HONOLULU – The Hawaiʻi Department of Health (DOH) advises the public to be prepared for air quality impacts due to the Mauna Loa eruption. As of November 28 at 2:00 PM HST, permanent air quality monitoring stations across the state report that air quality remains normal. However, the eruption could cause vog conditions, ash in… Continue Reading
  • Hawai‘i Department of Health approves third medical cannabis retail dispensary for PONO LIFE MAUI Nov 22, 2022 - HONOLULU – The Hawai‘i State Department of Health (DOH) has issued a formal notice to proceed to retail to Pono Life Sciences Maui, LLC (PONO LIFE MAUI) after it passed a final on-site inspection for its third retail facility. PONO LIFE MAUI’s new retail location is in Paia, Maui at 149 Hana Highway Unit #2,… Continue Reading
  • DOH, community mark World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims Nov 18, 2022 - HONOLULU – The Hawaiʻi Department of Health (DOH) and community members are raising awareness of victims of traffic fatalities to mark World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims on November 20. In Hawaiʻi, there were 527 traffic-related deaths from 2017-2021. From January through June 2022, there were 60 fatalities statewide, compared to 46 during… Continue Reading
  • Hawaiʻi respiratory virus rates rise early in season Nov 10, 2022 - HONOLULU – The Hawai‘i Department of Health is reporting that cases of Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) and influenza are increasing in Hawaiʻi, in line with trends observed across the country. RSV is a common respiratory virus that usually causes mild, cold-like symptoms. Most people recover in a week or two, but children under the age… Continue Reading

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