Thursday, August 15, 2019


WHO:             Representative John Mizuno, Chair, House Committee on Health
Senator Rosalyn Baker, Chair, Senate Committee on Commerce, Consumer Protection and Health

WHAT:          Informational Briefing on building Hawaiʻi's healthcare workforce for the 21st Century

WHEN:          Wednesday, August 21
                        9 a.m.

WHERE:       Hawaiʻi State Capitol
                        Room 329

Honolulu, Hawaiʻi –The House Committee on Health and the Senate Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health Committee will hold an informational briefing on Hawaiʻi's healthcare workforce development for the 21st Century at 9 a.m. Aug. 21 in room 329 at the State Capitol.
Hawaiʻi became a leader in healthcare reform in the 1970s when the state required healthcare coverage for eligible employees working at least 20 hours per week. Today the state is faced with maintaining its healthcare workforce, with many physicians and healthcare workers leaving the field of healthcare.
The briefing will highlight four goals:
  • Share latest data on health workforce needs
  • Fill gaps in education and training
  • Strengthen the healthcare pipeline and recruitment network
  • Leverage resources to maximize their benefit to the state  
Presenters will share potential solutions, and audience members will have the opportunity to do straw polling to identify their preferred solutions.
If you require special assistance or auxiliary aids, contact the Committee Clerk at 586-6050 at least 24 hours prior to the hearing for arrangements. 
No public testimony will be taken.

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