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recognizing and honoring the late hawaii department of health director loretta jean deliana antone fuddy, acsw, mph, for promoting the health and well-being of the people of hawaii.




WHEREAS, the State of Hawaii takes pride in recognizing and honoring the notable contributions of exceptional individuals in our community who seek to promote the health and well-being of the people in our communities; and


WHEREAS, Director Fuddy received numerous awards for her selfless work and tireless efforts in supporting children and the homeless, and combatting substance abuse, including the Hawaii Outstanding Advocate for Children and Youth Award, the Department of Health Sustained Superior and Exemplary Performance Award, the National Association of Social Workers Hawaii Chapter Lifetime Achievement Award, Ford Foundation - Innovations in American Government Award, National Committee to Prevent Child Abuse Award, Pro Humanitate Literary Award Center for Child Welfare Policy, and Director's Award Maternal & Child Health Bureau, United States Health Resources and Services Administration; and


WHEREAS, Director Fuddy devoted over thirty years of service to the people of Hawaii in all levels of government leadership, including serving as Mayor of Kalawao; and


WHEREAS, Director Fuddy made significant professional contributions throughout her career, having served as Chair and Ex-officio Director of the Hawaii Public Health Association, President of the Association of State and Territorial Public Health Social Workers, Treasurer and Secretary of the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, and on the Policy Committee of the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials; and


WHEREAS, Director Fuddy also made significant contributions to building the capacity of the public health workforce, and earned the respect of numerous public health practitioners and academics; and


WHEREAS, Director Fuddy's distinguished career was due in part to the outstanding education she received in her formative years; she was an alumnus of Sacred Hearts Academy, the University of Hawaii at Manoa, and Johns Hopkins University; and


WHEREAS, under Director Fuddy's watch, according to the United Health Foundation's America's Health Rankings: A Call to Action for Individuals & Their Communities, the State of Hawaii ranked as the healthiest state in the U.S. in 2013; now, therefore,


BE IT RESOLVED by the Senate of the Twenty-seventh Legislature of the State of Hawaii, Regular Session of 2014, that this body hereby recognizes and honors the late Hawaii Department of Health Director Loretta Jean Deliana Antone Fuddy for the legacy she leaves behind in promoting the health and well-being of the people of Hawaii, and extends to her family its deepest condolences for their loss; and


BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that certified copies of this Resolution be transmitted to the Hawaii State Department of Health, the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine, School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene, and Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work, the Hawaii Pacific University College of Nursing and Health Sciences, the Hawaii Public Health Association, the American Public Health Association, the National Association of Social Workers, the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, the Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs, the Sacred Hearts Academy, and the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health.







Report Title:

Recognizing and Honoring Loretta Fuddy