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The Hawai‘i State Department of Health’s (DOH) annual Stop Flu at School program began this week and will continue in 185 public schools statewide through Nov. 27, 2019. The voluntary program administers free flu shots to students in kindergarten through eighth grade who are enrolled at participating schools. Approximately 31,500 students are expected to be vaccinated ...
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September is National Preparedness Month (smack in the middle of hurricane season). Across the country, government agencies such as the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), along with non-profit organizations and NGOs, are coming together to encourage year-round personal and community preparedness for disasters, disease outbreaks, and ...
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In Hawai‘i, one person dies by suicide every two days in our state, which is why the Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH) Emergency Medical Services and Injury Prevention System Branch, in partnership with the Prevent Suicide Hawai‘i Task Force, is announcing a series of community events open to the public in recognition of Suicide Prevention ...
Read More Public invited to events statewide during Suicide Prevention Month in September

The World Health Organization (WHO) today declared the year-old Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo to be a global health emergency. They note that it is still a regional emergency and not a global threat, but there are serious concerns that have made the battle more urgent. Not only has the outbreak spread ...
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With the 2019 Central Pacific hurricane season upon us, the Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH) Public Health Nursing Branch has partnered with Longs Drugs (CVS) to provide emergency preparedness guidance and materials at 14 locations across the state. On Monday, June 24, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., DOH public health nurses will advise shoppers ...
Read More Public Health Nurses to distribute emergency preparedness materials at Longs Drugs across state

June 1 marks the beginning of the Central Pacific hurricane season, which runs until November 30. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Central Pacific Hurricane Center is predicting an above-normal hurricane season in the region for 2019, due to above-average ocean temperatures and a continuing El Niño, which decreases wind shear and allows for ...
Read More Hurricane season begins in the Central Pacific

Influenza can be deadly. The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) is estimating that, so far, as many as 26,700 flu deaths may have occurred this season. Additionally, there have been 252,000 to 302,000 flu hospitalizations.

On February 8, 9, 16, and 23, Honolulu Theatre for Youth (HTY) will be presenting an inspiring play, “Home of the Brave,” that highlights these amazing kids and the resilience they develop. Written by local journalist Lee Cataluna, it showcases the loyalty and fierce pride of children in military families, along with the anxiety that they face from these challenges.

Calling all student filmmakers and stars of the future! If you haven’t already heard, ‘Ōlelo Community Media is sponsoring a student video contest, the 2019 Youth Xchange Statewide Student Video Competition (YXC2019).