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Hawaii Rep. Cindy Evans (D) North Kona, North Kohala, South Kohala, talks to Rachael Wong, DrPH, Director of the Department of Human Services, about the DHS, its mission, and its statewide programs that help individuals and families build capacity for self-sufficiency, self-determination, independence, healthy choices, quality of life, and personal dignity.

Celebrate Fathers & Father’s Day

Posted on May 14, 2015 in NEWS

The Hawaii Coalition for Dads and the State Commission on Fatherhood invite all Hawaii fathers, father figures, and their families to the 17th Annual Celebrate Father’s Day celebration. The June 20, 2015 event at Windward Mall Center Stage runs from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm and highlights the important roles that fathers and father figures play in children’s lives.

HONOLULU -- The Department of Human Services (DHS) is pleased to announce that Judy Mohr Peterson, Ph.D., will join the department as the new Med-QUEST Division (MQD) Administrator. Dr. Mohr Peterson is a nationally-recognized leader in Medicaid, health care transformation and Affordable Care Act implementation.

State officials are crafting a strategy to reduce Hawaii's homeless populations. State Homelessness Coordinator, Colin Kippen, and director of the Utah Homeless Task Force, Lloyd Pendelton, discuss Utah's approach, and how Hawaii hopes to emulate that success.