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Resources by State: Hawaii

Hawaii State Department of Health - COVID-19
Resources and information on Hawaii's response to COVID-19, including guidance for specific groups, an overview of Hawaii Department of Health activities, and information on cases in the state.
Date: 09/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Hawaii State Department of Health
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Community Health Centers Telehealth Promising Practices: Case Studies from the COVID-19 Pandemic
Offers a series of eight case studies on how community health centers developed or expanded telehealth programs in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Discusses challenges faced, best practices, and lessons learned for each program.
Date: 06/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Association of Community Health Centers
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Hunger, Poverty, and Health During COVID-19 - Spotlight: Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (NHPI) Communities
Details the status of Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders (NHPIs) in relation to hunger, poverty, and health both before and during the COVID-19 pandemic. Highlights rates of each measure and discusses the effect COVID-19 had on the NHPI population throughout the country.
Date: 05/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Food Research & Action Center
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States Work to Support Rural Hospitals Despite Pandemic Challenges
Blog post highlighting state-level policies to address and prevent rural hospital closures. Discusses proposals in state legislatures regarding alternative payment methodologies and funding, service delivery models, and the recruitment and retention of a rural healthcare workforce.
Author(s): Beth Giambrone
Date: 04/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Association of State and Territorial Health Officials
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Selected Rural Healthcare Facilities in Hawaii
Shows the state's Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) and Rural Health Clinics (RHCs), as well as Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) sites located outside of urbanized areas.
Date: 04/2021
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Woven with Elders: Pacific Islander Vaccine Toolkit
Toolkit highlights some facts, talking points, and frequently asked questions regarding the COVID-19 vaccine for Pacific Islander (PI) elders. Explores COVID-19 risk factors and vaccine safety, dispels myths about the vaccine, and discusses how to talk to PI elders who are feeling hesitant about the vaccine.
Date: 2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Pacific Islander Center of Primary Care Excellence
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Report to the Thirty-First Hawaii State Legislature for Fiscal Year 2020
Provides an annual report from Hawaii Health Systems Corporation, a state agency network of public hospitals and clinics in Hawaii that predominantly serve rural areas of the state. Offers historical and current information on each facility starting on PDF page 77, including Critical Access Hospitals and Rural Health Clinics. Discusses initiatives such as quality improvement and renovation projects.
Date: 12/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Hawaii Health Systems Corporation
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Report to the 2021 Legislature: Annual Report on Findings from the Hawai'i Physician Workforce Assessment Project
Reports on Hawaii physician workforce characteristics and shortages by county and specialty. Summarizes activities to support the physician workforce, including recruitment and personal protective equipment assistance related to COVID-19, telehealth efforts, data collection, expanded rural training programming, and other activities. Notes the anticipated closure of the Hawaii State Loan Repayment Program.
Author(s): Kelley Withy
Date: 12/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Hawaii and Pacific Basin Area Health Education Centers
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FY 2020: HRSA's Rural Health Grants – Hawaii Fact Sheet
HRSA Federal Office of Rural Health Policy investments in Hawaii in Fiscal Year 2020. Lists grant and cooperative agreement recipients, award amounts, award recipient locations, and congressional district.
Date: 11/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
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Maternal and Child Health Services Title V Block Grant - Hawaii: FY 2021 Application/FY 2019 Annual Report
Describes Hawaii's maternal and child health programs, which include priorities related to reducing infant mortality, improving oral health, improving access to telehealth, and more. Discusses healthcare access issues for rural residents, activities by the Office of Primary Care and Rural Health, Medicaid provider shortages, and other rural-relevant issues.
Date: 09/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Hawaii State Department of Health
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