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Hawaii is represented in the Oil Spill Task Force by the Hazardous Evaluation and Emergency Response (HEER) Office, which serves the people of the State of Hawaii by addressing all aspects of releases of hazardous substances including oil into the environment.  Our work includes preventing, planning for, and responding to hazardous substance releases or risks of releases.  The HEER Office accomplishes this mission by addressing contaminated sites with the highest risk to human health and the environment first, preventing contamination rather than cleaning up after the fact, and basing decisions on sound scientific principles and common sense.

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Today is National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day! #ICYMI: Hawaii News Now featured our own Dr. Trina Orimoto to talk about the importance of supporting children's mental health. You can view the segment here: www.hawaiinewsnow.com/2019/05/08/events-take-place-across-state-national-childrens-mental-health-...

To learn more about all the events taking place statewide, visit www.keikimentalhealthmatters.org/Today is National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day. Join our Family Guidance Centers and Central Admin Office for sign waving and mini resource fairs. Please visit our events page: www.facebook.com/pg/camhdhawaii/events/
On Friday, May 10, we will be programming mental health-themed short films at the Impact Hub Honolulu from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM, a partnership with Hawaii Women in Filmmaking. A talk story panel will follow the screening and will be moderated by writer and producer Aaron Kandell, known for Disney’s Moana and Adrift, as well as our very own Dr. Trina Orimoto. Tickets are limited, so please RSVP today: www.eventbrite.com/e/short-films-showcase-talk-story-tickets-60775263449
#HealthyWeLiveHawaii #KeikiMentalHealthMatters #HawaiiWomenInFilmmaking

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May is National Stroke Awareness Month! We'll be hosting a community health fair at Kahala Mall (Oahu) on Saturday, May 18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The health fair will offer stroke prevention tips and feature free blood pressure screenings by qualified medical personnel, information about strokes and risk factors, and resources for stroke survivors and their family members.

More details about the upcoming fair can be found at health.hawaii.gov/news/

For more information on strokes, go to health.hawaii.gov/heart-disease-stroke/home/stroke/ or visit the CDC at www.cdc.gov/stroke/

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Today kicks off National Nurses Week! Make sure to thank a nurse near you for all they do 🤗 Here at the health department, we’d like to take a moment to thank and recognize our public health nurses, who are involved in a wide range of activities in our community, from disease prevention to disaster response. You can learn more about our Public Health Nursing program at health.hawaii.gov/phnb/public-health-nurses-phn/ #NursesWeek #HealthyWeLiveHawaii ...

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The health department and our partners are committed to supporting positive mental health for all of Hawaii’s keiki and we are proud to join other states across the nation in recognizing Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day, which will take place on May 9. To learn more about events taking place statewide next week to raise awareness about the importance of children’s mental health, visit www.keikimentalhealthmatters.org ...

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