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Molokai Meeting to Discuss Mental Health Initiatives

Department of Health News Release

Later this month, there will be an opportunity to make your voices heard on mental health services on Molokai and learn about new initiatives. The Hawaii Mental Health Transformation State Incentive Grant (MHT SIG) will hold public meetings statewide throughout August and September 2011 to outline the progress made through the MHT SIG initiatives and discuss how some of these initiatives will be sustained after the grant ends.

The Molokai meeting will be held Aug. 25 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Queen Liliuokalani Learning Center in the Kulana Oiwi Complex in Kalama`ula.

MHT SIG Chief Project Director Sharlene Chun-Lum and MHT SIG staff will hold ‘talk story’ sessions on Hawaii, Kauai, Lanai, Maui, Molokai, and Oahu.   Department of Health (DOH) Director Loretta Fuddy or DOH Deputy Director for Behavioral Health Administration Lynn Fallin will attend these town hall meetings where the audience may ask questions regarding current and future plans for DOH.

MHT SIG has focused on community engagement, workforce and training, criminal justice, consumer, family and youth involvement and systems integration.  MHT SIG is currently in its last official year.

For more information or to RSVP, email transformation@doh.hawaii.gov or call Diane Lee at (808) 453-6649. 

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