THE SENATE

S.R. NO.

22

THIRTY-FIRST LEGISLATURE, 2021

 

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

SENATE RESOLUTION

 

 

requesting the office of primary care and rural health to facilitate discussions with key community health and social service organizations within west hawaii and major healthcare stakeholders in senate district 3 to address the health and wellness needs of the most vulnerable by aligning the goals and objectives of key organizations into one shared 2030 health vision plan.

 

 


WHEREAS, the purpose of "One Shared Vision" is to establish closer professional interactions, collaborations, and educational opportunities across the various health, medical, specialty, social service, and environmental health professions to simultaneously improve public health; and

 

WHEREAS, the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) worldwide pandemic continues to burden the nation's health care systems; and

 

WHEREAS, as of January 6, 2021, the State Department of Health reported 25,470 cases of COVID-19 and 299 deaths from COVID-19 statewide with 2,526 cases of COVID-19 being reported for the County of Hawaii; and

 

WHEREAS, health is an extremely important issue especially as the SARS-CoV-2 virus continues to spread and possibly mutate; and

 

WHEREAS, health issues require examination of the social determinants that involve continuous availability of resources and coordinated efforts at all levels; and

 

WHEREAS, the establishment of a strong health network based in west Hawaii would allow west Hawaii to serve as a model for the rest of the State; and

 

WHEREAS, this model will result in a west Hawaii plan looking nine years ahead by aligning the multiple agencies that influence health care, including preventative and primary health care, specialty care, and urgent and emergency care in west Hawaii; now, therefore,

 

BE IT RESOLVED by the Senate of the Thirty-first Legislature of the State of Hawaii, Regular Session of 2021, that the Office of Primary Care and Rural Health is requested to facilitate discussions with key community health and social service organizations within west Hawaii and major healthcare stakeholders in Senate district 3 to address the health and wellness needs of the most vulnerable by aligning the goals and objectives of key organizations into a 2030 One Shared Health Vision Plan; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Office of Primary Care and Rural Health is requested to submit the 2030 One Shared Health Vision Plan for west Hawaii to the Legislature no later than twenty days prior to the convening of the Regular Session of 2022; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that certified copies of this Resolution be transmitted to the Director of Health and Mayor of the County of Hawaii.

 

 

 

 

OFFERED BY:

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Report Title:

One Shared Health Vision Plan; West Hawaii