Governor Ige is delivering an accessible and affordable health system for all Hawaiʻi residents.
Keeping Hawaiʻi healthy. Thanks to an accessible and inclusive healthcare system, Hawaiʻi residents have the longest life expectancy and some of the lowest healthcare spending in the U.S.
Keeping body and mind healthy. Governor Ige dedicated funding and increased focus on mental health treatment.
Taking care of our Kupuna. The Ige administration approved funding for Kupuna Care, aiding full-time family caregivers who also have full-time jobs to tap into community resources. AARP Hawaiʻi called it a “major win.”
Protecting our Keiki. Under Ige’s leadership, Hawaiʻi was the first state in the country to raise the smoking age to 21, deterring children and young adults from a deadly habit.
Fighting the opioid crisis.Ige secured federal funding and created a statewide initiative to involve state health, public safety and consumer protection agencies to fight opioid abuse.
Giving people access to the medicines they need. The Ige administration oversaw the launch and proper regulation of Hawaiʻi’s first medicinal cannabis dispensaries statewide for qualified persons with health conditions..