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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.

DOH Cites 4 People For Running Unlicensed Adult Care Homes Cory Lum/Civil Beat

DOH Cites 4 People For Running Unlicensed Adult Care Homes

The state Office of Health Care Assurance has continued random inspections and investigations of care homes for the elderly.

Honolulu Developing A Major Expansion Of COVID-19 Testing Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Developing A Major Expansion Of COVID-19 Testing

The city is working with health centers across Oahu to expand testing in targeted communities, hoping to augment the state’s programs.

Free ‘Pop-Up’ Health Clinic In Kalihi Aims To Cover The Newly Uninsured Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Free ‘Pop-Up’ Health Clinic In Kalihi Aims To Cover The Newly Uninsured

More than 140 doctors and nurses have already contacted Dr. Jim Ireland, one of the organizers to work at the Aloha Free Clinic.

Health Officials Order Free Meal Delivery Program To Stop Operations Ahmad Ramadan

Health Officials Order Free Meal Delivery Program To Stop Operations

Malama Meals, which delivers free meals on three islands, has been cited for temperature control and hand washing violations. The operator says the issues have been fixed.

Hawaii Medicaid Applications Soar Amid Widespread Job Losses Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Medicaid Applications Soar Amid Widespread Job Losses

The coronavirus pandemic has highlighted the fragility of Hawaii’s acclaimed health insurance system that relies on employer-sponsored plans.

1 New COVID-19 Case On The Big Island Cory Lum/Civil Beat

1 New COVID-19 Case On The Big Island

More than 90% of people in the state who previously tested positive for COVID-19 have been released from isolation.

No New COVID-19 Cases Reported In Hawaii Cory Lum/Civil Beat

No New COVID-19 Cases Reported In Hawaii

UPDATED: For two weeks, there have been fewer than six new cases reported each day.

Schatz: Hawaii Not Moving Fast Enough On Contact Tracing Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Schatz: Hawaii Not Moving Fast Enough On Contact Tracing

The U.S. senator expressed his concern as $50 million in federal funds is directed to the state for COVID-19 testing and tracing.

3 New COVID-19 Cases Confirmed On Oahu Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat

3 New COVID-19 Cases Confirmed On Oahu

UPDATED: The patients are part of an Oahu family and a cluster of about seven infections, state health officials said.

School’s Out And With It A Reliable System For Flagging Abuse Cory Lum/Civil Beat

School’s Out And With It A Reliable System For Flagging Abuse

School closures caused by COVID-19 this spring have meant fewer reports of possible abuse, but more neighbors and relatives are making calls.

Only 1 New COVID-19 Case Reported In Hawaii Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat

Only 1 New COVID-19 Case Reported In Hawaii

There are no active COVID-19 cases left on Kauai or the Big Island, meaning those who tested positive are no longer considered to have the virus.

Native Hawaiians Eligible For Rental Assistance During COVID-19 Crisis Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Native Hawaiians Eligible For Rental Assistance During COVID-19 Crisis

Applicants must be on the Department of Hawaiian Homelands waitlist for housing lots.