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Kaiser Permanente Hawaii Awards $220,000 to Community Organizations

 Kaiser Permanente Hawaii Awards $220,000 to Community Organizations

Reinforcing its commitment to improving the total health and well-being of its community, Kaiser Permanente Hawaii today announced five organizations who will benefit from a combined total of more than $220,000 in community grant funds.

Hawai‘i Pacific Health presents “The No Barriers Life: Erik Weihenmayer"

Hawai‘i Pacific Health presents “The No Barriers Life: Erik Weihenmayer"
HAWAI‘I PACIFIC HEALTH PRESENTS“THE NO BARRIERS LIFE: ERIK WEIHENMAYER, BLIND ADVENTURER, SPEAKER, AUTHOR & FILMMAKER” 

WHAT: 

Hawai‘i Pacific Health presents Annual Kids Fest event promoting children’s health

 Hawai‘i Pacific Health presents Annual Kids Fest event promoting children’s health
WHAT:                        “Kids Fest” is a free community health event designed to educate Hawaiʻi’s children and families on healthy active lifestyles, exercise and nutrition, and injury prevention. The event will offer interactive health and wellness activities, fun games, entertainment and snacks. Children ages 4-12 can enter to win a bicycle, helmet and other prizes. Admission to Bishop Museum is free for Hawai‘i residents and military families with valid ID on the day of Kids Fest.
 

Kaiser Permanente Hawaii Remains One of the Highest Rated Health Plans in the Nation

The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) today announced that Kaiser Permanente Hawaii is ranked among the top 20 plans in the nation, making it the highest rated health plan in Hawaii. It is the seventh year in a row that Kaiser Permanente Hawaii commercial plan has been number one in the state and the tenth year it has received top marks for Medicare and Medicaid plans.

Fight Againt Lung Disease with Honolulu's Lung Force Walk

Fight Againt Lung Disease with Honolulu's Lung Force Walk
WHAT: The American Lung Association in Hawaii will host Honolulu’s first-ever LUNG FORCE Walk to join in the fight against lung cancer in Hawaii. As the number one cancer killer of women in the U.S., lung cancer has devastating effects, especially on women and their families. This unique event will raise both funds and awareness for lung cancer research, education, early detection and cures.

Two walk routes will be offered: the full walk is approximately 2.5 miles, with the option for a shorter Heroes’ Lap of .3 miles.  In addition to the walk component, the event will feature live entertainment, keiki activities, mission and sponsor tents, prize drawings and more.

WHEN: Sunday, November 16, 2014

  • 8:00 a.m. – Registration and festivities begin
  • 9:00 a.m. – Walk Begins
  • 9:45 – 11:45 a.m. – Return to Magic Island 

 

WHERE: Magic Island, Ala Moana Beach Park

Hawai‘i Pacific Health presents “Women’s Way to Health” free community health event

Hawai‘i Pacific Health presents “Women’s Way to Health” free community health event

“Women’s Way to Health” is a free community health event featuring Hawai‘i Pacific Health physicians and community specialists who will discuss various women’s health topics, including incontinence, osteoporosis, fall prevention, diabetes and the aging brain.

WHEN:
Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014
8:30 a.m. to noon

WHERE:
Ala Moana Hotel, Hibiscus Ballroom
410 Atkinson Drive, Honolulu, Hawai‘i

The program is also available via video conference at Pali Momi Medical Center in ‘Aiea and at Wilcox Memorial Hospital on Kaua‘i.

COST:
Free

REGISTRATION:         
Register online at www.hawaiipacifichealth.org/womensway

Medical Grants Available for Children in Hawaii

HONOLULU – The UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation (UHCCF) is seeking grant applications from families in need of financial assistance to help pay for their child’s health care treatments, services or equipment not covered, or not fully covered, by their commercial health insurance plan or TRICARE.

Qualifying families can receive up to $5,000 per grant with a lifetime maximum of $10,000 per child to help pay for medical services and equipment such as physical, occupational and speech therapy, counseling services, surgeries, prescriptions, wheelchairs, orthotics, eyeglasses and hearing aids.