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Eleni Gill

Eleni Gill is a reporter covering public health for Civil Beat. Her coverage is funded in part by a grant from Report for America, an initiative of the GroundTruth Project.

She covers disparities in health care outcomes and access to care among Native Hawaiians and other ethnic groups, low-income communities and residents of more remote areas.

She has won numerous awards for excellence in journalism from the Society of Professional Journalists Hawaii Chapter.

Eleni was born and raised in Honolulu and graduated from Roosevelt High School. She graduated from American University in 2014 and earned her master’s degree in journalism from UC Berkeley in 2019.

Neighbor Island Doctors Looking For Alternatives To Opioids Be.Futureproof/Flickr

Neighbor Island Doctors Looking For Alternatives To Opioids

In rural areas, in particular, it can be hard to find alternatives for managing pain, as well as treatment for addiction.

Hawaii May Have Its First Vaping-Related Illness PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Hawaii May Have Its First Vaping-Related Illness

The first respiratory illness appearing to be related to e-cigarette use has led a Hawaii minor to be hospitalized.

Fighting Heart Disease With Hula

Fighting Heart Disease With Hula

New research shows hula dancing is as strenuous as basketball and is particularly effective in preventing cardiovascular disease among Native Hawaiians.  

UH West Oahu Has A New Program In Native Hawaiian Healing

UH West Oahu Has A New Program In Native Hawaiian Healing

Public health students are taught about traditional practices in order to provide more effective health care in Native Hawaiian and other underserved communities.

Wanted: 2,000 Workers to Fill Health Care Jobs In Hawaii Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Wanted: 2,000 Workers to Fill Health Care Jobs In Hawaii

The Healthcare Association of Hawaii’s first workforce assessment found vacancies at health care facilities for a wide variety of jobs from medical assistants to phlebotomists.

Health Department Sets New School Vaccination Requirements Pan American Health Organization

Health Department Sets New School Vaccination Requirements

By the time the 2020 school year starts preschoolers, kindergarteners and seventh graders must receive an expanded set of vaccinations to prevent diseases and infections.

Online Quiz Estimates Risk For Opioid Dependence

Online Quiz Estimates Risk For Opioid Dependence

The free questionnaire from the Hawaii Opioid Initiative is part of a state opioid awareness campaign.

Breastfeeding Advocates Hope To Expand Milk Donations Mother's Milk LLC

Breastfeeding Advocates Hope To Expand Milk Donations

Hawaii hasn’t had a human milk bank for mothers and infants in need since the 1980s.

Waikiki Medical Marijuana Dispensary To Cater To Tourists Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Waikiki Medical Marijuana Dispensary To Cater To Tourists

The latest medical cannabis retail facility is located in Waikiki and passed its final onsite inspection this month.

Clinics Worry New Immigration Rules Are Pushing Patients To Avoid The Doctor Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Clinics Worry New Immigration Rules Are Pushing Patients To Avoid The Doctor

An upcoming Trump administration policy would deny green cards to people who use public benefits like Medicaid. Local health care clinics are feeling the ripple effect.

Identity Theft Grows Under Guise Of Genetic Testing Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Identity Theft Grows Under Guise Of Genetic Testing

The Hawaii Executive Office on Aging published a warning about genetic testing fraud, which targets Medicare beneficiaries across the nation.

Kaneohe Medical Clinic To Serve Homeless Travis K. Okimoto

Kaneohe Medical Clinic To Serve Homeless

A new three-year pilot clinic in Kaneohe offers basic medical care to unsheltered individuals.