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As we gather with friends, families and loved ones, DHS Director Rachael Wong wants to share this message with all of the Department of Human Services staff and ʻohana. Thank you for everything you do for our teams, our department and the State of Hawaii.

In the summer of 2015, Brianne Lyn Nagamine was the first Hawaiʻi foster youth to be accepted to the competitive Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute (CCAI) Foster Youth Internship Program. Nagamine interned with Sen. Brian Schatz. Nagamineʻs road to D.C. and back has spanned her whole life. At age three, Nagamine lost her father to suicide. ...
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Enroll for Medical Coverage by Dec. 15 to Avoid a Break in Coverage Open enrollment for applying for medical coverage through the HealthCare.gov began on Nov. 1, 2015. During open enrollment, individuals who need medical coverage for 2016 can enroll. If you are currently enrolled for medical coverage through the Hawaii Health Connector, you will ...
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