Early on, HIPHI worked with a group of concerned physicians, healthcare providers, citizens, advocacy groups, and public health professionals urging Governor Ige to take a more proactive approach in protecting Hawaiʻi residents and preventing the spread of COVID-19. On Monday March 23, Governor Ige took action with a shelter-in-place order.
Read the March 18 letter here (signed by 100+ doctors and public health professionals).
Read the March 23 letter here (signed by 200+ doctors, nurses, public health professionals, and community organizations).
HIPHI has continued to advocate for communities’ health and wellness; during the following stay-at-home orders, for the need for equitable access to open spaces and data-driven decision-making.
Read the September 4 letter here (signed by 200+ organizations and individuals).
We continue to work on addressing remaining gaps in public health and healthcare through the Public Health Action COVID-19 network.