Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Coming Up

Information Briefings scheduled for Thursday, September 16, 2010

Topic: Teen Pregnancy
Committee on Human Services
10:00 a.m.
State Capitol, Room 325

Purpose: To review current state, federal, private policy and programs to prevent teen pregnancy. Under the Department of Human Services, it is estimated that $20 million in Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) funds are used to prevent teen pregnancy. The briefing seeks to identify the role of the state in teen pregnancy prevention efforts.

Keynote Speakers: Forrest Alton, the Director of the South Carolina Campaign to Prevent Teen pregnancy & Judith Clark, Executive Director of the Hawaii Youth Services Network.

Topic: Elder Care
Committee on Human Services
11:30 a.m.
State Capitol, Room 325

Purpose: To review the state's ability to address the needs of the elderly and review the need for changes in policy and public responsibility to adequately address the main issues for the elderly and their caregivers and families.

Consumer protection issues dealing with Hawaii's seniors, such as but not limited to elder abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation will be topics of discussion. At the conclusion of the briefing, the Chair of the Human Services Committee will summarize the suggested solutions ascertained from this briefing to better address healthcare and services for Hawaii's elderly. The Committee Chair may also identify future legislation aimed at reducing elder abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation.

State Department of Human Services
Adult Protective Services (DHS)
Community Ties of America (DHS)
Honolulu Police Department (HPD)
Dr. Cullen Hayashida, Kapiolani Community College
Ohana Health Plan
Evercare Hawaii
Healthcare Association of Hawaii

1 comment:

Public Access Room said...

Both will be shown live on Oahu on Olelo channel 53. Neighbor Islands’ public access TV channels will be able to show the live coverage as well.

From anywhere, you can watch them stream live by going to and selecting channel 53 programming.