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September 13, 2020

Statewide Virtual Events Seek to Raise Awareness of Suicide Prevention

The Hawai'i Department of Health (DOH), in partnership with the Prevent Suicide Hawai'i Task Force, announced Thursday a series of online community events recognizing "Suicide Prevention Month" in Hawai'i. The virtual events will be held throughout September and October to raise public awareness about suicide prevention and the impact of suicide in Hawai'i.
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August 07, 2020

UPDATE: First COVID-19 Positive Inmate in Hawai‘i, Four Staff at Other Facilities Test Positive

A new inmate housed at the Oʻahu Community Correctional Center tested positive for COVID-19, becoming the first confirmed inmate case within the Hawaiʻi Department of Public Safety. In unrelated cases, one adult correctional officer at the Hālawa Correctional Facility and two ACOs at the Waiawa Correctional Facility have tested positive for COVID-19. 
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September 05, 2019

Health Department Says Red Cards at Maui Restaurants Part of Routine Inspections

After three Maui restaurants were given "red cards" last month, some Maui Now readers have been wondering if there was some sort of state Department of Health (DOH) "crackdown" locally.
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January 13, 2019

Preschool Tuition Subsidies Available for Low-Income Families

The Department of Human Services is accepting applications for its Preschool Open Doors program, offering preschool tuition assistance to low-income families.
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September 24, 2018

Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Products Recalled, Possible E. coli Contamination

Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut products produced at the company’s facility located in Kea‘au on Hawai‘i Island between Sept. 6-21, 2018 have been voluntarily recalled due to potential contamination of Eschericia coli (E. coli).
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September 12, 2018

DOH Urges Health Precautions During Tropical Storm Olivia

As Tropical Storm Olivia moves through the Hawaiian Islands, the Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH) urges residents and visitors to be safe and follow these recommended health precautions.
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August 15, 2018

DOH to Enforce Food Safety Course Requirements

The Hawai‘i Department of Health’s (DOH) Sanitation Branch is reminding all food establishments statewide of regulations that require existing and new permit holders to complete a food handlers education course approved by the department.
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July 01, 2018

Hawai‘i Department of Health Expands Air Quality Monitoring on Hawai‘i Island

The Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH) is ramping up its air quality monitoring efforts to ensure emergency responders, residents, and visitors have accurate and up-to-date information on particulate and sulfur dioxide levels.
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June 27, 2018

U.S. EPA Awards Hawai‘i Funds for Beach Monitoring

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is providing more than $300,000 to the Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH) to support beach water quality monitoring and information sharing throughout the state.
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June 20, 2018

Hawai‘i DOH Launches Senior Fall Prevention Campaign

To better prevent fall-related injuries and fatalities in kupuna, the Hawai‘i State Department of Health (DOH) has launched its annual Senior Fall Prevention Awareness campaign.
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October 30, 2017

Hawai‘i State Dept. of Health Leads Oral Health Screenings for Head Start

The Hawai‘i DOH ramps up oral health screenings after a 2015/2016 report validated that Hawai‘i’s third grade children have the highest prevalence of tooth decay in the nation.
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October 21, 2017

DOH Recommends Mumps Vaccine as Outbreak Continues

The DOH is now recommending that the public consider receiving an additional dose of the MMR vaccine as a preventive measure
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August 28, 2017

New Safety Rules for Hawai‘i Food Establishments Take Effect Sept. 2

New state food safety rules in Hawaiʻi designed to improve public health protection will go into effect on Sept. 2, 2017.
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August 02, 2017

Gov. Ige Steps Up Effort to Prevent Rat Lungworm

Gov. David Ige announced today the state’s plans to place a stronger emphasis on the prevention of rat lungworm disease.
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May 12, 2017

Water Department Secures Permanent Status of Wākiu Well C

The Hawaiʻi State Department of Health Safe Drinking Water Branch has granted final approval in designation of the new Wākiu Well C as a permanent water source.
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