ABOUT THE GOVERNOR

Josh Green, M.D.

Governor Josh Green is a proud husband, father, and physician. For the past 20 years, Governor Green cared for Big Island families as a doctor. He served in the State House of Representatives and the State Senate from 2004 to 2018. As chair of the Senate Health and Human Services Committee, he passed “Luke’s Law,” which provides care for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, as well as tobacco and e-cigarette regulations, which increased the legal age for purchasing tobacco and e-cigarettes to 21. Passionate about housing solutions, Governor Green helped create “Kauhale” communities to get unsheltered veterans, kūpuna, and others into safe housing options. These efforts are ongoing and will continue to be one of his top priorities as Governor.  Governor Green expanded the role of Lieutenant Governor by spearheading the largest healthcare response in state history during the COVID pandemic. These critical emergency efforts resulted in Hawaiʻi having the nation’s lowest COVID-19 fatality rate. 

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3 hours ago

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It’s been a busy couple of days at the National Governors Association meeting in Washington, D.C. where we’ve meet with governors and leaders from around the world. Today I’m meeting with members of President Biden’s Cabinet, discussing efforts to help Maui’s recovery and to invest in Hawai’i’s people. ... See MoreSee Less
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23 hours ago

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On Tuesday, Governor Josh Green, MD, signed an executive order declaring Hawaiʻi as a trauma-informed state. This will hopefully alleviate some of the impacts of adverse childhood experiences in trauma, building stronger families and communities. At the signing was Dr. Scott Shimabukuro (CAMHD), Major Mike Lambert (HPD), Gov, Dr. Jillian Freitas (UH JABSOM), & Dr. Evan Beachy (KS) - some of the members of the Act 209 Trauma-Informed Care Task Force, which helped write legislation to found the Office of Wellness and Resilience. ... See MoreSee Less
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2 days ago

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$2.5 million has been released by Governor Josh Green to Maui High School!The funding was appropriated by the Legislature - including myself and Rep Justin Woodson - and will be used to complete track and field improvements! #Kahului #MauiCIP ... See MoreSee Less
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2 days ago

Governor Josh Green
Yesterday, I signed an executive order declaring Hawai‘i a trauma-informed state. Becoming a trauma-informed state will help alleviate some of the impacts of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and trauma, and build resilience in our families, communities, and state workforce. I have directed the Office of Wellness and Resilience to support state departments in determining what is needed to provide trauma-informed and healing-centered care to the people they serve – and this starts with supporting our own wellness and resilience.When we are well, we can be better for our families, the people we serve, and our state. ... See MoreSee Less
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3 days ago

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Part 2 of 3. Maui wildfires housing update: The future of temporary housing for survivors. ... See MoreSee Less
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This is a day for all of the world, but especially Hawaiʻi, to solemnly honor the sacrifices of so many service members and civilians who lost their lives during the December 7, 1941 attack that changed the course of world history.

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A 7.3 magnitude earthquake occurred at 2:57 am HST near the Vanuatu islands. There is NO tsunami threat to Hawaiʻi.

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