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New Vision Brings Hawai‘i’s Oral Health Into Focus

June 26, 2023

The Hawai’i Oral Health Coalition (HOHC) has undergone significant development over the past five years. The COVID-19 pandemic arrived less than a year after HOHC had taken its first steps. Without a doubt, the pandemic has underscored the importance of…

2023 Post-Legislative Session Recap

2023 Post-Legislative Session Recap

June 19, 2023

The 2023 Legislative Session ended in early May under unique circumstances. Several bills needed additional drafting time, including the state budget, and this pushed voting later than normal. The final vote on the budget was on the last day of…

2023 Take Down Tobacco – Hilo

2023 Take Down Tobacco – Hilo

March 15, 2023 was Take Down Tobacco National Day of Action in Hawai‘i. While nearly 100 youth from across the state participated in a rally at the State Capitol, 20 students from East Hawai‘i hosted their own event to take…

2023 Oral Health Advocacy Checkup

2023 Oral Health Advocacy Checkup

March 26, 2023

Building on the success of the past legislative session, Hawai‘i Oral Health Coalition (HOHC) supports two measures aimed at increasing access to care and formally assessing the state of oral health in Hawai‘i. While the reinstatement of Medicaid dental coverage…

Take Down Tobacco Day 2023

Take Down Tobacco Day 2023

After a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19 restrictions, nearly 100 Hawai‘i youth gathered at the State Capitol on March 15 with a message for lawmakers – it’s time to take action against Big Tobacco. Students from five islands, representing 20+…