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National Law Enforcement Officers Week is a time to recognize the important work of law enforcement officers and honor those killed in the line of duty while protecting our communities and safeguarding our democracy. Peace Officers Memorial Day will be observed on May 15 to honor the courageous law enforcement officers who were disabled or ...
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There are over 4 million nurses in the United States, of which more than 2,000 licensed practical nurses, 27,700 registered nurses, and 1,800 nurse practitioners are in Hawai‘i. Nurses work in a wide range of challenging settings, including correctional facilities where inmates are more likely to experience chronic conditions and infectious diseases.

Mental health is an essential part of a child’s overall healthy development, and Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day provides the opportunity to highlight this issue, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic when children and adolescents face increasing challenges to their social, emotional, and mental well-being.

There is value in diversity, faith and unity within our state and nation and reaffirming our commitment to work toward a more tolerant and inclusive community for all.

Teachers encounter students of widely differing backgrounds in K-12 schools, adult education classrooms and correctional facilities, playing a critical role in providing positive directions for their future. Just as teachers in traditional school settings help students set their future paths, teachers that work in correctional facilities can change lives and give inmates a second chance ...
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Correctional officers and employees are responsible for supervising inmate conduct and behavior to maintain security within the facility; promoting positive behavior, attitudes, and skills within the inmate population to reduce recidivism; and helping inmates prepare for successful reentry into the community. National Correctional Officers and Employees Week honors the work of correctional officers and correctional ...
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Our kūpuna are valuable and respected members of our ‘ohana and essential contributors to the strength of our community.

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a progressive, fatal disease that attacks nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord, making even the simplest movements, such as breathing and speaking, eventually impossible. In the State of Hawai’i, there are 71 ALS patients and approximately 29 individuals are diagnosed with ALS ...
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Tardive Dyskinesia is a condition that may occur with long-term use of dopamine receptor blocking agents, which are prescribed to treat schizophrenia and other mental health disorders, depression, nausea or gastrointestinal conditions.

NURSES MONTH (May 2021)

Posted on May 1, 2021 in Main, Proclamations

There are over 4 million nurses in the United States, of which more than 2,000 licensed practical nurses, 27,700 registered nurses, and 1,800 nurse practitioners are in Hawai’i. Let’s honor nurses for their dedication, professionalism, inspiration, compassion, courage and resilience.

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