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EMS Family Fun Run/Walk (Photo courtesy of County of Hawaii)

Fire Department’s 13th annual EMS run

MEDIA RELEASE In celebration of Emergency Medical Services Week, the Hawai’i Fire Department is sponsoring their 13th annual EMS Family Fun Run/Walk, Keiki Fun Run, and Health Fair on Saturday, August 3, 2013. The event will take place at Lili’uokalani Park in Hilo, and the public is invited to participate. The 5K Family Fun Run […]

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Appropriations Committee approves health and education spending

MEDIA RELEASE On July 11, Senator Brian Schatz announced that the Senate Appropriations Committee passed the fiscal year 2014 appropriations bill for Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and related agencies. The bill includes funding for several Native Hawaiian programs, including those related to health care and education.  This is a key step for securing […]

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Hospitals join together to identify, address biggest community health needs

MEDIA RELEASE The 2013 Hawaii Hospitals Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) reports recently released identify top community health needs by county and across the state. The goals of these reports are to offer a meaningful understanding of the health needs in the islands for community stakeholders and to provide the foundation for the hospitals in […]

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Census: Americans visiting doctor less frequently

MEDIA RELEASE In 2010, working-age adults made an average of 3.9 visits to doctors, nurses or other medical providers, down from 4.8 in 2001, according to a report released by the U.S. Census Bureau. Among those with at least one such visit, the average number of visits also declined, from 6.4 to 5.4 over the […]

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WE health program visits isle communities

WE health program visits isle communities

MEDIA RELEASE WE … a hui for health, a program created in 2011 and based on Hawaii values and local relationships, will be in 16 Big Island communities over the next month to give island residents greater access to health screenings and information to help them understand their role in improving their own health. WE […]

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Governor enacts bill to provide funds for transplant services

Governor enacts bill to provide funds for transplant services

MEDIA RELEASE Gov. Neil Abercrombie has signed into law House Bill 608, which appropriates state funds to The Queen’s Medical Center to perform kidney and liver transplants and to the National Kidney Foundation of Hawaii to maintain its chronic kidney disease management program. “Without operational organ transplant services in the state, patients with end-stage diseases […]

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"Walk to School Day in Hawaii Nei" at Waimea's Historic Civic Corner, 67-1201 Mamalahoa Highway (corner of Mamalahoa Highway and Lindsey Road),

Waimea celebrates Walk to School Day (Sept 28)

“Walk to School Day in Hawaii Nei” at Waimea’s Historic Civic Corner, 67-1201 Mamalahoa Highway (corner of Mamalahoa Highway and Lindsey Road),

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The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) provided a COBRA premium reduction for eligible individuals who were involuntarily terminated from employment through May 31, 2010. Individuals who qualified on or before May 31, 2010 may continue to pay reduced premiums for up to 15 months, as long as they are not eligible for another group health plan or Medicare. Those individuals who qualified for the premium reduction were only required to pay 35 percent of the COBRA premium otherwise due to the plan.

Tips to make sure you don’t lose your COBRA coverage

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) provided a COBRA premium reduction for eligible individuals who were involuntarily terminated from employment through May 31, 2010. Individuals who qualified on or before May 31, 2010 may continue to pay reduced premiums for up to 15 months, as long as they are not eligible for another group […]

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Almost anyone who takes more than a few medications routinely is at risk of making a potentially dangerous mistake. Usually that risk is fairly small, but when the number of medications increases, so does the risk. Just last month at a free community health fair on Kaua`i sponsored by ‘Ohana Health Plan, two potentially life-threatening mistakes were discovered.

Free Health Fair at Prince Kuhio Plaza Saturday (Aug 14)

Almost anyone who takes more than a few medications routinely is at risk of making a potentially dangerous mistake. Usually that risk is fairly small, but when the number of medications increases, so does the risk. Just last month at a free community health fair on Kaua`i sponsored by ‘Ohana Health Plan, two potentially life-threatening […]

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“Assistance Eligible Individuals” pay only 35 percent of their COBRA premiums; the remaining 65 percent is reimbursed to the coverage provider through a tax credit. The premium reduction applies to periods of health coverage that began on or after February 17, 2009 and lasts for up to 15 months.

Updated COBRA premium reduction fact sheet

“Assistance Eligible Individuals” pay only 35 percent of their COBRA premiums; the remaining 65 percent is reimbursed to the coverage provider through a tax credit. The premium reduction applies to periods of health coverage that began on or after February 17, 2009 and lasts for up to 15 months.

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The committees on Human Services and Housing held an informational briefing at the Aging and Disability Resource Center in Hilo Thursday (March 25) to review the proposed reduction in services by the Department of Human Services (DHS).

DHS cutbacks in the works

The committees on Human Services and Housing held an informational briefing at the Aging and Disability Resource Center in Hilo Thursday (March 25) to review the proposed reduction in services by the Department of Human Services (DHS).

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Although Asian Americans have long been portrayed as a "model minority" with few major problems, data released online today in the American Journal of Public Health (AJPH) reveal that distinct groups of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (AA and NHPI) differ widely in death and disease rates.

New studies show huge health disparities among Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Asian immigrant populations

Although Asian Americans have long been portrayed as a “model minority” with few major problems, data released online today in the American Journal of Public Health (AJPH) reveal that distinct groups of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (AA and NHPI) differ widely in death and disease rates.

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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 Hawaii Island Family Health Center will serve patients in the community, while also training future medical professionals to serve in a rural health setting.

Hawaii Island Family Health Center opens in Hilo

The Hawaii Island Family Health Center will serve patients in the community, while also training future medical professionals to serve in a rural health setting.

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