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The Hawai‘i State Department of Health (DOH) has revised its advisory levels to be more protective of people with asthma.

Dept of Health revises sulfur dioxide advisory levels for Big Island

The Hawai‘i State Department of Health (DOH) has revised its advisory levels to be more protective of people with asthma.

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Keahole Generating Station is an electric utility located on Queen Kaahumanu Highway, Kailua-Kona.  The violations were discovered during a records review of Keahole Generating Station’s  reports and notification letters.  A penalty of $29,300 has been paid for the violations.

Dept of Health cites HELCO’s Keahole power plant for air pollution

Keahole Generating Station is an electric utility located on Queen Kaahumanu Highway, Kailua-Kona. The violations were discovered during a records review of Keahole Generating Station’s reports and notification letters. A penalty of $29,300 has been paid for the violations.

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The Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) is issuing a revised list of recalled products manufactured by First Commercial Kitchen LLC based on new information received today. The previous list should be disregarded and replaced by this list.

Dept of Health issues revised list of recalled food products

The Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) is issuing a revised list of recalled products manufactured by First Commercial Kitchen LLC based on new information received today. The previous list should be disregarded and replaced by this list.

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The Hawai`i Mental Health Transformation State Incentive Grant (MHT SIG) will hold 12 public meetings in January and February to share information about the progress made through MHT SIG grant initiatives. The meetings will be held in every county and offer the public an opportunity to discuss mental health needs and resources in their communities.

Public townhall meetings to share mental health recommendations statewide

The Hawai`i Mental Health Transformation State Incentive Grant (MHT SIG) will hold 12 public meetings in January and February to share information about the progress made through MHT SIG grant initiatives. The meetings will be held in every county and offer the public an opportunity to discuss mental health needs and resources in their communities.

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The Hawai‘i State Department of Health (DOH) is warning restaurants about “fake” health inspectors, who may be trying illegally to obtain sensitive information about restaurant employers or employees. Restaurants are urged to ask for proper identification, and call the DOH if they have any doubts.

Recent health inspector scams target local restaurants

The Hawai‘i State Department of Health (DOH) is warning restaurants about “fake” health inspectors, who may be trying illegally to obtain sensitive information about restaurant employers or employees. Restaurants are urged to ask for proper identification, and call the DOH if they have any doubts.

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The Hawai‘i Mental Health Transformation State Incentive Grant (MHT SIG) will hold public meetings statewide throughout August and September 2010 to share information about the progress made and to introduce the “Mentally Healthy, Physically Fit” media campaign. MHT SIG leaders Dr. Rupert Goetz, Director and Sharlene Chun-Lum, Chief Operations Officer, will lead the meetings on Kaua‘i, Maui, the Big Island, and O‘ahu.

Public townhall meetings to review mental health transformation grant activities

The Hawai‘i Mental Health Transformation State Incentive Grant (MHT SIG) will hold public meetings statewide throughout August and September 2010 to share information about the progress made and to introduce the “Mentally Healthy, Physically Fit” media campaign. MHT SIG leaders Dr. Rupert Goetz, Director and Sharlene Chun-Lum, Chief Operations Officer, will lead the meetings on […]

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The state of Hawai‘i has the highest TB case rate in the nation. In 2009, the rate was 9.1 cases for every
100,000 people. There were 118 new cases of active TB disease in Hawai‘i reported to DOH, with O‘ahu
reporting the highest number of TB cases in the state.

Department of Health observes World Tuberculosis Day on March 24, 2010

The state of Hawai‘i has the highest TB case rate in the nation. In 2009, the rate was 9.1 cases for every 100,000 people. There were 118 new cases of active TB disease in Hawai‘i reported to DOH, with O‘ahu reporting the highest number of TB cases in the state.

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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services today awarded $912,713 to Hawai‘i to support public health efforts to reduce obesity, increase physical activity, improve nutrition, and decrease smoking—the four most important actions for combating chronic diseases and promoting health.

Hawai‘i awarded $912,713 as part of recovery act community prevention and wellness initiative

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services today awarded $912,713 to Hawai‘i to support public health efforts to reduce obesity, increase physical activity, improve nutrition, and decrease smoking—the four most important actions for combating chronic diseases and promoting health.

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The DOH has received the EPA national PISCES Award for dedication and exceptional program management, creative outreach initiatives, and ability to exceed the ARRA Green Project Reserve requirements. Green projects include Hawai‘i County’s closure of large capacity cesspools (LCCs) in the Komohana Heights, Honoka‘a, and Queen Lili‘uokalani Village areas, which will enable compliance with the federal ban on LCCs

DOH receives EPA award for performance and innovation

The DOH has received the EPA national PISCES Award for dedication and exceptional program management, creative outreach initiatives, and ability to exceed the ARRA Green Project Reserve requirements. Green projects include Hawai‘i County’s closure of large capacity cesspools (LCCs) in the Komohana Heights, Honoka‘a, and Queen Lili‘uokalani Village areas, which will enable compliance with the […]

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As of yesterday, 620,000 H1N1 vaccine doses have been allocated to Hawaiʻi. Of that amount, 418,040 doses have either shipped or are in transit to Hawaiʻi for providers, representing 67 percent of Hawaiʻi’s total allocation.

“The supply has finally caught up with the demand, and starting Monday, we will be able to offer the H1N1 vaccine to anyone who wants it,” said State Department of Health Director Chiyome Fukino, M.D.

Hawai‘i college students, general public encouraged to get H1N1 vaccine during ‘Influenza Vaccination Week’

As of yesterday, 620,000 H1N1 vaccine doses have been allocated to Hawaiʻi. Of that amount, 418,040 doses have either shipped or are in transit to Hawaiʻi for providers, representing 67 percent of Hawaiʻi’s total allocation. “The supply has finally caught up with the demand, and starting Monday, we will be able to offer the H1N1 […]

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The PM2.5 level recently recorded over a 24-hour period at the DOH air monitoring station located in Kona exceeded the National Ambient Air Quality Standard.

Department of Health urges precautions due to Kona brushfire smoke

The PM2.5 level recently recorded over a 24-hour period at the DOH air monitoring station located in Kona exceeded the National Ambient Air Quality Standard.

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The Hawai‘i State Department of Health’s (DOH) Clean Air Branch will be monitoring Hawai'i’s air quality during New Year’s and comparing it with national ambient air quality standards. The heavy use of fireworks during the annual holiday celebration can significantly increase the amount of particulates in the air, especially on Oahu.

Department of Health to monitor New Year’s air quality

The Hawai‘i State Department of Health’s (DOH) Clean Air Branch will be monitoring Hawai’i’s air quality during New Year’s and comparing it with national ambient air quality standards. The heavy use of fireworks during the annual holiday celebration can significantly increase the amount of particulates in the air, especially on Oahu.

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The Hawai‘i State Department of Health (DOH) announced that the inoculation (shot) version of the 2009 H1N1 Influenza vaccine has arrived in Hawai‘i. Last week, Hawai‘i was allocated 6,700 doses of injectable MIV (monovalent inactivated vaccine) by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

2009 Novel H1N1 Influenza inoculations now available in Hawai‘i

The Hawai‘i State Department of Health (DOH) announced that the inoculation (shot) version of the 2009 H1N1 Influenza vaccine has arrived in Hawai‘i. Last week, Hawai‘i was allocated 6,700 doses of injectable MIV (monovalent inactivated vaccine) by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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Now in its third year, Protect Hawai‘i’s Keiki: Stop Flu At School kicked off today with thousands of Hawai‘i elementary and middle school students receiving their free seasonal flu vaccine this week through the Hawai‘i State Department of Health (DOH) program. In all, 334 public, private and charter school clinics are scheduled across the state between now and December 3, 2009 and more than 68,000 students are expected to participate this year.

Stop flu at school vaccination clinics begin today

Now in its third year, Protect Hawai‘i’s Keiki: Stop Flu At School kicked off today with thousands of Hawai‘i elementary and middle school students receiving their free seasonal flu vaccine this week through the Hawai‘i State Department of Health (DOH) program. In all, 334 public, private and charter school clinics are scheduled across the state […]

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