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Why This Hawaiian Island Has To Outsource Psychiatric Care Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2017

Why This Hawaiian Island Has To Outsource Psychiatric Care

For the first time since 1990, the state agency that provides care to adults diagnosed with a serious mental illness has no staff on Lanai. The problem is a microcosm of a statewide mental health care crisis.
Why Hawaii’s Language Access Office Is Having Trouble ‘Fulfilling Its Mission’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2020

Why Hawaii’s Language Access Office Is Having Trouble ‘Fulfilling Its Mission’

The state auditor says OLA "remains a partially formed organization" some 16 years after its establishment. Advocates say that's keeping non-English speakers from getting much-needed services.
Catherine Toth Fox: Let’s Invest In Hawaii’s Child Care Sector Before It’s Too Late Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2018

Catherine Toth Fox: Let’s Invest In Hawaii’s Child Care Sector Before It’s Too Late

Parents should help advocate for reforms, like higher wages for workers, instead of passing this pricey burden on to their kids.
Hawaii Seeks To Ease Nursing Shortage By Expanding Training Capacity Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Hawaii Seeks To Ease Nursing Shortage By Expanding Training Capacity

UH says it will be able to accept 230 more students into its statewide nursing programs after receiving $1.75 million in state funds.
Abortion In Hawaii: Ige Orders Legal Safeguards For Women Traveling From Other States Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Abortion In Hawaii: Ige Orders Legal Safeguards For Women Traveling From Other States

Hawaii joins 15 other states in protecting women and medical providers from possible retaliation by states clamping down on the procedure following the overturn of Roe v. Wade.
Hawaii Veterans Say VA Bureaucracy Is Hampering Access To Health Care Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Hawaii Veterans Say VA Bureaucracy Is Hampering Access To Health Care

The visiting Veterans Affairs secretary outlined plans for improvements, including hiring more nurses and expanding telehealth.
Lead Detected Near Military’s Ewa Beach Shooting Range, Surfrider Says Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Lead Detected Near Military’s Ewa Beach Shooting Range, Surfrider Says

The Marine Corps expressed skepticism about the findings. The state health department said it would investigate.
Kaiser Mental Health Workers Not Backing Down From Demands For Better Patient Care Courtesy: Haley Showell/2022

Kaiser Mental Health Workers Not Backing Down From Demands For Better Patient Care

The union and health care provider will try to meet again next week to negotiate an agreement.
Inclusion Of Covid-19 Reinfections Boosts Hawaii’s Weekly Case Count Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Inclusion Of Covid-19 Reinfections Boosts Hawaii’s Weekly Case Count

The state health department began reporting reinfections as separate cases, saying they used to be rare but have become more common.
Hawaii Has A Shortage Of School Psychologists. National Research Says That’s A Problem Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Hawaii Has A Shortage Of School Psychologists. National Research Says That’s A Problem

Students in Hawaii were struggling with mental health challenges long before the pandemic, but the state has few school psychologists to help address their needs.