News Release: State warns of new scam targeting licensees
The state Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (DCCA) is warning its licensees and the general public of scammers posing as state officials to intimidate potential victims into divulging personal information.

New Physician Assistant Program
A physician assistant program from Washington will expand to West Hawaii this fall, but ultimately will improve access to medical care throughout Hawaii Island and the state. Read the full article HERE from Hawaii Tribune Herald.

Rural Health in America: How Shifting Populations Leave People Behind
This rural health infographic depicts how increasing urbanization leaves behind an older, sicker and poorer population in rural America, with corresponding health care challenges. It also summarizes promising tools to improve rural health. View infographics HERE from The National Institute of Health Care Management Foundation.

“What They’re Watching” to discuss health workforce challenges in Hawaii with Aimee Grace, MD, MPH
“How do we engage folks like pharmacists who are very highly trained and don’t often get integrated as well into primary care as we want them to be? We’ve seen incredible outcomes when they’ve been partnering with primary care providers in terms of getting diabetes better under control and high blood pressure better under control. So, we think those are real opportunities to plug into the community in different sorts of ways that are really going to improve the health of our communities and address workforce shortages at the same time.” Watch Interview with Aimee Grace, MD, MPH, Director of Health Science Policy at the University of Hawaii System. Hosted by State of Reform

Best of Small Business 2020 recognizes Lisa Rantz
Congratulations to Chamber member Lisa Rantz, Hilo Medical Center Foundation, Executive Director who led efforts to obtain a federal Health Professions Shortage Designation for Hawai’i, Maui, and Kaua’i counties and parts of O’ahu. Read the full article from Hawai’i Business Magazine HERE