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Resources by State: Hawaii

An Examination of Practices and Barriers of Procedures Performed by Physicians in Rural Hawai'i
Surveys 47 rural Hawaiian physicians to evaluate their scope of practice for procedures and learn the barriers to performing procedures. Discusses specialty care, reimbursement, training, time management, resource access, and more.
Author(s): Joseph W. Turban, Eun Ah Cho, Weston McCue, Kelley Withy
Citation: Hawai'i Journal of Health & Social Welfare, 82(8), 183-187
Date: 08/2023
Type: Document
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Bridging The Gap CoC: Homeless Point-in-Time Count January 22, 2023
Report offering point-in-time data on the homeless population in rural Hawaii counties. Discusses trends over time for various populations including veterans, children, families, people with substance use disorder, various race and ethnicities, and more. Dashboard allows for manipulating data between 2015 and 2023. 2021 data was not gathered due to COVID-19.
Additional links: Dashboard
Date: 04/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Bridging the Gap, Ka Mana O Na Helu
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The Mental Health, Substance Use, Physical Health, and Mental Health Treatment Need of Community Individuals Experiencing Homelessness in Hawai'i
Results of a study detailing the health-related needs of Hawai'i's unhoused people, most of whom live in rural areas. Features statistics on self-reported rates of depression and anxiety, illicit substance use, alcohol use, smoking, obesity, and overall physical health.
Author(s): Andrew M. Subica, Daryl S. Sampaga, Jana Ortiz-Misiaszek, Tammy K. K. Martin, Scott K. Okamoto
Citation: Community Mental Health Journal, 59, 1021–1026
Date: 03/2023
Type: Document
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Hawai'i Physician Workforce Report 2023
Examines supply and demand of the physician workforce in Hawaii. Includes data about supply per year and by medical specialty, shortages by county, future trends, and solutions to invest in the workforce pipeline.
Date: 2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Hawaii and Pacific Basin Area Health Education Centers
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Report to the Thirty-Second Hawaii State Legislature for Fiscal Year 2022
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 quality improvement, renovation projects, COVID-19 impacts, and more.
Date: 12/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Hawaii Health Systems Corporation
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Emerging Adults Voice their Lived Experience: State of Hawai`i Substance Use System of Care Needs Assessment focused on Emerging Adults
Reports on a culturally responsive needs assessment focused on the substance use system in Hawaii and the experiences of emerging adults aged 18 to 29. Discusses qualitative data from behavioral health professionals as well as 24 emerging adults who have lived experiences with substance use disorder (SUD). Includes participants from various geographic areas with quotes from respective participants labeled by their rural or urban location.
Author(s): Susana Helm, Tai-An Miao, James Taylor, et al.
Date: 12/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: State of Hawai`i Department of Health, Alcohol & Drug Abuse Division
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Report to the 2023 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, rural training, and mentoring programming. Offers data on shortages by specialty and by county, as well as physician supply and demand data.
Date: 12/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Hawaii and Pacific Basin Area Health Education Centers
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Maternal Telehealth: Innovations and Hawaiʻi Perspectives
Examines access to maternal-fetal medicine (MFM) subspecialty services via telemedicine in high-risk patients in remote Hawai'i. Includes a literature review on telehealth MFM, discusses efficacy of currently available telemedicine technologies, and covers obstetric outcomes and barriers of telehealth MFM.
Author(s): Cathlyn Sullivan, Marguerite Cazin, Christina Higa, Ivica Zalud, Men-Jean Lee
Citation: Journal of Perinatal Medicine, 51(1), 69-82
Date: 11/2022
Type: Document
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A Health Equity Framework for Native Hawaiians (NH)
Infographic highlighting barriers to health equity and community-based intervention strategies to support Native Hawaiians. Describes health disparities, social determinants of health, and and the importance of trauma-informed mental health programs.
Date: 08/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum
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Community Engagement: An Essential Component of an Effective and Equitable Substance Use Prevention System
Describes the role of community engagement for tribal, urban, suburban, and rural communities when developing equitable evidence-based programs and policies supporting substance use prevention programs. Discusses research focused on community engagement activities and outcomes, hands-on strategies derived from participation in community engagement, and evaluation as part of the planning and implementation process. Presents examples of how community engagement facilitates substance use prevention systems in rural and tribal communities.
Date: 06/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
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