Governor Ige is committed to a 21st century health system that improves access, treatment, and affordability for all Hawai‘i residents.

  • Dedicated funding and increased focus on mental health treatment so those affected, including the homeless population can achieve optimum recovery and functioning in the community.
  • Approved state funding for Kupuna Care, aiding full-time family caregivers who also have full-time jobs to tap into community resources. AARP Hawaii called it a “major win.”
  • Is the first in the country to raise the smoking age to 21, deterring children and young adults from a deadly habit.
  • Secured federal funding and created a statewide initiative to involve state health, public safety and consumer protection agencies to fight opioid abuse.
  • Implemented Hawai‘i’s first medical marijuana dispensaries statewide for qualified persons with health conditions.