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Hawaii Resources

The Health and Social Impacts of the Maui Wildfires: Post-Disaster Care from a Sociocultural Lens
Highlights the impact of a wildfire event on existing health and social service disparities in Maui, Hawaii. Discusses housing, employment, finances, mental health, suicide risk, culture, social isolation, rurality, and service limitations. Notes opportunities and challenges for addressing these impacts using telehealth and outside assistance.
Author(s): Ryan Holliday, Lauren S. Krishnamurti, Shiloh E. Jordan, et al.
Citation: Hawai'i Journal of Health & Social Welfare, 83(3), 85-87
Date: 03/2024
Type: Document
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Disparities in Colorectal Cancer Incidence among Asian and Pacific Islander Populations in Guam, Hawai'i, and the United States
Presents a study on the rates of colorectal cancer among Native Hawaiian, Filipino, and CHamoru populations living in the mainland U.S., Hawaii, and Guam. Breaks down data by ethnicity, gender, location, and age. Details incidence over time from 2000 to 2019.
Author(s): JaeYong Choi, Grazyna Badowski 1 [OR , Yurii B. Shvetsov
Citation: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 21(2), 170
Date: 02/2024
Type: Document
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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 and short term/PPS (Prospective Payment System) hospitals located in rural areas.
Date: 01/2024
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Primary Care Legislative Report to the Thirty-Third Legislature: State of Hawaii 2024
Annual legislative report covering Hawaii State Department of Health program activities and partnerships with Primary Health Care Partners (PHCP). Offers recommendations to address healthcare workforce issues, COVID-19 response, telehealth, and more.
Date: 12/2023
Type: Document
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FY 2023: HRSA's Rural Health Grants – Hawaii Fact Sheet
HRSA Federal Office of Rural Health Policy investments in Hawaii in Fiscal Year 2023. Lists grant and cooperative agreement recipients, award amounts, award recipient locations, and congressional district.
Date: 11/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
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Formative Evaluation of Colorectal Cancer Screening Practices at Two Hawaiʻi Rural Community Health Centers and One Urban Hospital
Reports on colorectal cancer screening (CRCS) practices in 2 rural community health centers and 1 urban hospital in Hawaii. Covers types of intervention provided, barriers and facilitators of CRCS, and recommendations for increasing CRCS. Identifies challenges related to rural access to care.
Author(s): David A. Stupplebeen, Whitney Watts
Date: 10/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Hawaii and Mānoa Office of Public Health Studies
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Native Hawaiian Health Care Systems Program: Services, Funding, and Oversight
Provides an overview of the Native Hawaiian Health Care Systems Program, which is administered by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and aims to improve access to services for Native Hawaiians living in Hawaii. Describes the provision of culturally sensitive services, the size and other characteristics of the programs, how Native Hawaiian Health Care Systems Program funds are awarded, and how HRSA oversees the program. Includes a snapshot of each of the five Native Hawaiian Health Care Systems.
Additional links: Full Report
Date: 10/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Government Accountability Office
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Maternal and Child Health Services Title V Block Grant - Hawaii: FY 2024 Application/FY 2022 Annual Report
Describes Hawaii's maternal and child health programs, which include priorities related to family planning, food security, rates of child abuse and neglect, health screenings for children, wellness visits and vaccination, mental healthcare, telehealth access, 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: 09/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Hawaii State Department of Health
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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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Last Updated: 5/24/2024