Hawaii Department of Health

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The Hawaiʻi Department of Health (DOH) is a state agency of Hawaiʻi, with its headquarters in Honolulu CDP, City and County of Honolulu on the island of Oʻahu.[1]

The Hawai'i Department of Health is organized into three administrations: Health Resources, Behavioral Health, and Environmental Health. The role of the Health Resources Administration is to prevent, detect, and manage disease and threatening situations, and assure care to people with special health needs. The Behavioral Health Administration is responsible for improving the lives of those suffering from drug and alcohol abuse and mental health illness by providing education, prevention, therapy and treatment services. The environmental health administration ensures that environmental safety regulations are satisfied and manages cases that pose threats to environmental safety. [2]

The Hawaiʻi Department of Health was established under Hawaiʻi Revised Statutes §26-13. The department is responsible for the well-being for the people of Hawaiʻi.[3]

The Hawaiʻi Department of Health administers Kalawao County, the state's smallest county, which consists of the three villages Kalaupapa, Kalawao, and part of Waikolu, located on the Kalaupapa Peninsula on the north coast of Moloka'i. Under State of Hawaiʻi law, the Director of the Hawaiʻi Department of Health, who is appointed by the Governor, also serves as the Mayor of Kalawao County.[4][5][6][7] The Mayor of Kalawao County holds the executive responsibilities for the county.[6]


  1. ^ "Home." Hawaii Department of Health. Retrieved on August 11, 2011. "Hawaii State Department of Health · 1250 Punchbowl Street · Honolulu, HI 96813"
  2. ^ "About Department of Health". health.hawaii.gov. Retrieved 2018-11-03.
  3. ^ "Hawaiʻi Revised Statutes §26-13 Department of health". Hawaiʻi State Legislature.
  4. ^ Dingeman, Robbie (2002-10-31). "Smallest county to ban smoking". Honolulu Advertiser. Retrieved 2014-01-02.
  5. ^ Rawlings, Nate (2013-12-12). "Hawaii Official Killed in Plane Crash". Time Magazine. Retrieved 2014-01-02.
  6. ^ a b Uyeno, Kristine (2013-12-12). "Hawaii Official Killed in Plane Crash". KHON. Retrieved 2014-01-02.
  7. ^ Kakesako, Gregg K. (2013-12-12). "Pilot described 'catastrophic engine failure' in Molokai crash". Honolulu Star Advertiser. Archived from the original on 2014-01-02. Retrieved 2014-01-02.

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