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RELEASE: No Kid Hungry invests $2 million in innovative SNAP efforts in six states “This exciting new initiative will lead to evidence-based policy change, helping more kids and families who are facing hardship get the food they need.” says Jillien Meier, Director, No Kid Hungry campaign.    4/15/21, Washington, DC: Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign ...
Read More Hawaii Department of Human Services – One of Six States to Receive Grant to Combat Childhood Hunger

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 8, 2021 (updated 4/16/2021)   THIRD ROUND OF P-EBT BENEFITS BEGIN TO ROLL-OUT IN APRIL 2021 HONOLULU – The Hawaiʻi Department of Human Services (DHS) and the Hawaiʻi State Department of Education (HIDOE) announced that there will be a third round of Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer Program (P-EBT) benefits allocated ...
Read More THIRD ROUND OF P-EBT BENEFITS BEGIN TO ROLL-OUT IN APRIL 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 8, 2021 IMPORTANT UPDATE: SNAP Replacement Benefits Deadline Extended to April 14, Additional Districts Covered  HONOLULU — The Department of Human Services (DHS), in coordination with the Hawai’i Emergency Management Agency (HI-EMA), is announcing an important update to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Replacement Benefit deadline. Due to recent flooding and ...
Read More IMPORTANT UPDATE: SNAP Replacement Benefits Deadline Extended to April 14, Additional Districts Covered

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 6, 2021 2021 Special Enrollment Period for Health Insurance Marketplace Coverage Extended to August 15  Joint Press Release from: Cathy Betts – Director, Department of Human Services and Colin M. Hayashida – Insurance Commissioner, Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs HONOLULU — Hawai‘i residents are encouraged to take advantage of new ...
Read More 2021 Special Enrollment Period for Health Insurance Marketplace Coverage Extended to August 15 

Med-QUEST is pleased to share this important update and press release… President Biden’s Executive Order that provides a Special Enrollment Period (SEP) for the Health Insurance Marketplace which begins on February 15, 2021, and continues through May 15, 2021. This SEP on Healthcare.Gov is being offered in response to the COVID-19 public health emergency. Individuals ...
Read More Special Enrollment Period for the Health Insurance Marketplace Begins on 2/15/21 and Continues Through 5/15/21

Department of Education ● Department of Health . Department of Human Services State of Hawai‘i  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (News Release 2021-02) January 29, 2021 Drinking water at selected Hawai‘i public schools and child care facilities to be tested for lead from May to December 2021 HONOLULU —To ensure the water at Hawai‘i public schools and ...
Read More Drinking water at selected Hawai‘i public schools and child care facilities to be tested for lead from May to December 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (News Release 2021-01) January 6, 2021 Preschool Open Doors Program Application Period Open Through March 31, 2021 HONOLULU – The Department of Human Services (DHS) is assisting eligible families to better-afford preschool for the 2021-2022 school year. The Preschool Open Doors (POD) program application period began January 4 and is open through ...
Read More Preschool Open Doors Program Application Period Open Through March 31, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 8, 2020 Med-QUEST Issues RFP for Health Plans for Contract Period Beginning July 2021 HONOLULU –  The Med-QUEST Division of the Hawai‘i Department of Human Services issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) today for up to five health plans to ensure access and continuity of care for Medicaid beneficiaries during the ongoing ...
Read More Med-QUEST Issues RFP for Health Plans for Contract Period Beginning July 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 12, 2020 DHS Welcomes Community Input for Statewide Home Visiting Services for Child Welfare Families HONOLULU – The Department of Human Services (DHS), Social Services Division (SSD), Child Welfare Services Branch (CWSB), is welcoming community input in developing and procuring a statewide system of two evidenced-based home visiting services: Parents as ...
Read More DHS Welcomes Community Input for Statewide Home Visiting Services for Child Welfare Families

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 28, 2020 (updated) Federal Marketplace Open Enrollment Period Begins Nov. 1 and continues until Dec. 15 for Health Insurance Coverage to Begin January 2021 HONOLULU — The Med-QUEST Division of the Hawai‘i Department of Human Services is sharing an important deadline – residents who need affordable health insurance and who do ...
Read More Federal Marketplace Open Enrollment Period Begins Nov. 1 and continues until Dec. 15 for Health Insurance Coverage to Begin January 2021

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