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Flags at half-staff in remembrance of Fuddy

MEDIA RELEASE As a mark of respect for the memory of Hawaii Department of Health Director Loretta Fuddy, Gov. Neil Abercrombie has ordered that the flags of the United States and State of Hawaii shall be flown at half-staff at all state offices and agencies as well as the Hawaii National Guard from sunrise to […]

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Tributes for Health Director Fuddy

Richard Taffe, Director of West Hawaii Community Health Center and Senator Josh Green provide a tribute to Loretta Fuddy, followed by a moment of silence. Visionary Video Hawaii 24/7 Staff Family, friends and coworkers from Honolulu to Washington, D.C. paid tribute Thursday to Loretta Fuddy, the state Department of Health director who died Wednesday afternoon […]

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Hawaii marks six-year improvement in preterm birth rate

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaii lowered its preterm birth rate, giving more babies a healthy start in life and contributing to the national six-year improving trend. Hawaii’s preterm birth rate fell to 12.2 percent but the change was not enough to change its grade on the 2013 March of Dimes Premature Birth Report Card. It again earned […]

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State launches teen-focused obesity prevention campaign

MEDIA RELEASE Gov. Neil Abercrombie and the state Department of Health have launched a new teen-focused multi-media campaign to combat obesity. The campaign is part of a comprehensive set of interventions being implemented by the DOH to address obesity prevention. Students, legislators, media and obesity prevention advocates were provided a preview of many of the […]

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DOH hosts meetings on mental health services

MEDIA RELEASE The state Department of Health (DOH) Adult Mental Health Division (AMHD) is conducting a series of community focus group meetings to solicit input from communities and stakeholders statewide about AMHD services for adults with severe and persistent mental illness. Information gathered at the meetings will be used for developing plans for 2013 and […]

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Juvenile mental health services awarded $3.6M

MEDIA RELEASE The state Department of Health Child and Adolescent Mental Health Division (CAMHD) and Developmental Disabilities Division recently received a grant for $3.6 million dollars over four years from the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Hawaii was one of 15 sites selected nationwide through a highly competitive application process. The […]

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Hilo man honored for contributions to HIV / AIDS prevention

MEDIA RELEASE The state Department of Health STD/AIDS Prevention Branch has announced the 9th Annual Suzanne Richmond-Crum Award will be presented to Lenard Allen of Hilo. The award will be presented at the World AIDS Day event Saturday, Dec. 1 in Honolulu. Allen is being honored for his tremendous contributions to HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment […]

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DOH releases data on fatal, non-fatal injuries

MEDIA RELEASE The state Department of Health and the state’s Injury Prevention Advisory Committee have released the most comprehensive data available on fatal and non-fatal injuries in Hawaii since 2006. The report, “Injuries in Hawaii 2007-2011,” includes detailed statistics by county and is being released in conjunction with the state’s five-year plan to reduce and […]

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Senate confirms Topping, Fuddy, Lim

Senate confirms Topping, Fuddy, Lim

MEDIA RELEASE The State Senate has confirmed three of the governor’s nominees: Sunshine Topping as Director of the Department of Human Resources Development; Loretta J. Fuddy as Director of the Department of Health; and Richard C. Lim for Director of the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism. Sunshine Topping holds a diverse range of […]

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Governor appoints Fuddy as health director

Governor appoints Fuddy as health director

MEDIA RELEASE Gov. Neil Abercrombie has appointed Loretta Fuddy as the director of the Department of Health. Fuddy has been serving as the Acting Health Director since Jan. 26. Her nomination requires confirmation by the State Senate. “In her short time as Acting Director at the Department of Health, Loretta has begun making progress in […]

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Abercrombie announces DOH team, DOT deputy

Abercrombie announces DOH team, DOT deputy

MEDIA RELEASE Gov. Neil Abercrombie has announced the team leading the Department of Health: Dr. Neal Palafox, Director, Loretta Fuddy, MSW, First Deputy Director, and Gary Gill, Deputy Director for the Environment. “The Department of Health needs strong leadership to overcome its current organizational challenges,” Abercrombie said. “Our team of professionals has the ability and […]

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