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The Hawaiʻi Oral Health Coalition works to improve the overall health and well-being of all Hawaiʻi residents by increasing access and equity in oral health care through collaborative partnerships, advocacy, and education. Our coalition works to exchange mutually beneficial resources and direct change at multiple levels through advocacy, improved access, education, workforce development and oral health surveillance.

We acknowledge the unique challenges of each island in improving oral health care. The Maui Island Oral Health Task Force is the voice for oral health needs in this community. Being part of the Coalition allows members to identify and address the specific needs of the Maui Coalition while also being aligned and integrated with statewide efforts.

Hawaiʻi Oral Health Coalition

Patrick Donnelly

Patrick Donnelly

Program Manager: Hawai'i Oral Health Coalition
Patrick joined HIPHI in April 2021 to lead the Hawaiʻi Oral Health Coalition into growth and stability by increasing community engagement, educating the public and health community, promoting oral health as a part of overall health, and working to improve oral health through policy, practice, and advocacy. He developed his passion for oral health through his work as a Health Specialist in Early Head Start/Head Start. Patrick has a BS in Public Health – Health Promotion and Health Behavior from Oregon State University, and enjoys hiking, frisbee, and exploring the Big Island with family and friends.
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