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The State of Hawaii Department of Health is the recipient of more than $2 million in grants to address health coverage in Hawaii.

A $1.1 million grant was awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). The majority of the funding provides for quantitative, qualitative and market research, as well as public and private stakeholder participation in developing viable solutions.

The State’s Department of Health is also the recipient of a $1.3 million grant from The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, one of the world’s largest private philanthropies that seeks to improve the health and health care of all Americans.

This funding furthers the project’s work by building on the results and outcomes from the federal HRSA grant.

The three-year grant focuses on convening community work groups that are responsible for developing potential solutions in these areas:

  • those who are working but uninsured
  • increasing enrollment in government-sponsored programs
  • expanding health coverage to children

It also provides for community education and implementation of the plans for expanding health coverage.

Mahalo to these Hawaii organizations that have supported our mission.

State of Hawaii Department of Health
Hawaii’s Department of Health provides leadership to monitor, promote, protect, and enhance the health and environmental well-being of all of Hawaii’s people.

HMSA Foundation
HMSA Foundation’s approach to grant making includes forging partnerships with community and government organizations in pursuit of a healthier Hawaii. The Foundation actively pursues opportunities where organizations combine strengths and approach problems with innovation and efficiency.

Hawai‘i Community Foundation
The Hawai‘i Community Foundation is a public, statewide, charitable services and grant making organization supported by donor contributions for the benefit of Hawaii’s people.

Kaiser Foundation Health Plan Hawaii
Kaiser Permanente Hawaii is the state’s largest and most experienced health maintenance organization. Its 340 physicians and 4,000 employees serve more than 233,000 members statewide. Kaiser Permanente operates 16 outpatient clinics on Oahu, Maui, and Hawaii, and contracts with the Kauai Medical Group to provide care for its Garden Island members.

Contact us to discuss how your contribution can make a difference in the lives of more than 120,000 people in Hawaii.