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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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FY 2022: HRSA's Rural Health Grants – Hawaii Fact Sheet
HRSA Federal Office of Rural Health Policy investments in Hawaii in Fiscal Year 2022. Lists grant and cooperative agreement recipients, award amounts, award recipient locations, and congressional district.
Date: 11/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
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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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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 outside of urbanized areas.
Date: 07/2022
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Hawai'i Rural Health Program: Shaping the Next Generation of Rural Doctors
Describes the efforts of the Hawaii Rural Health Program (HRHP) to provide rural health training to medical students of the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine. Highlights student reflections and the program's impacts on the rural physician workforce in Hawaii.
Author(s): Clare-Marie M. Anderson, Sara A. McAllaster, Grant M. Yoneoka, et al.
Citation: Hawaii Journal of Health and Social Welfare, 81(4), Supplement 2, 20-23
Date: 04/2022
Type: Document
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Building a Culturally Aware Native Hawaiian Health Professions Workforce
Highlights the Native Hawaiian Health Scholarship Program's efforts to build the Native Hawaiian health workforce. Describes the development of the program and changes to make the program more culturally aware and to integrate Native Hawaiian values into workforce training and professional development.
Author(s): Donna-Marie Palakiko, Kai'olu DeFries, Kilohana Haitsuka, Lisa L. Ka'anoi
Citation: Hawaii Journal of Health and Social Welfare, 81(4), Supplement 2, 15-19
Date: 04/2022
Type: Document
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The Lives of Native Hawaiian Elders and Their Experiences With Healthcare: A Qualitative Analysis
Highlights a 5-year study on the experiences of Native Hawaiian elders have had accessing quality healthcare. Discusses barriers to healthcare for Native Hawaiian elders, including those residing in rural areas.
Author(s): Keilyn Leina'ala Kawakami, Shelley Muneoka, Rachel L. Burrage, et al.
Citation: Frontiers in Public Health
Date: 02/2022
Type: Document
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Primary Care Legislative Report to the Thirty-First Legislature: State of Hawaii 2022
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: 01/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Hawaii State Department of Health
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Last Updated: 1/17/2023