Hawaii To Receive More Than $1 Million To Prevent Chronic Disease, Promote Healthy Living

HONOLULU – U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced today that Hawai‘i will receive more than $1 million to address significant public health concerns and promote healthy behaviors. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services awarded $1,092,341 to the Hawai‘i State Department of Health's Healthy Hawai‘i Initiative, which works to prevent chronic disease and promote healthy living in the state.

“Living a healthy lifestyle is the best way to prevent chronic illnesses,” said Senator Schatz. “The Healthy Hawai‘i Initiative helps people understand why this matters and how they can make healthy choices for themselves and their families.  That is why I will continue to work in the Senate to make sure our state has the resources we need to promote health and wellness.”

The Healthy Hawai‘i Initiative is the Hawai‘i State Department of Health’s signature effort to promote healthy living through schools, communities, and workplaces. Since 2000, the initiative has used public campaigns and partnerships with the private and public sectors to successfully address health issues including nutrition, exercise, diabetes, and tobacco use.