Public Health Matters: KDHO Opens its Doors for an Open House During National Public Health Week

Stop by the Kaua‘i District Health Office this Friday

The Kaua‘i District Health Office (KDHO) is hosting an open house on Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. as part of National Public Health Week. This event will take place on Umi Street across the elections building, adjacent to the Central Pacific Bank building. The open house is an opportunity for the public to speak with Hawai‘i State Department of Health staff about programs and actions that community members can take to address public health challenges.

Dr. Janet Berreman, Kaua‘i District Health Officer, shared, “National Public Health Week invites the public to explore the many programs and services that the Department of Health offers to enhance the well-being of the community. KDHO staff is excited to welcome everyone at this event and express gratitude to our community and partners for their ongoing support in building a thriving and healthier Kaua‘i.”

Attendees at the open house will have the opportunity to learn about public health career and educational opportunities. They will also get a chance to meet representatives from high schools, with a focus on health academies, senior citizen clubs, Mayor Derek S.K. Kawakami, the Kaua‘i County Council, the governor’s liaison, and Kaua‘i’s legislative team. Department of Health professionals present will include vector control, administrative services, community health workers, public health nurses, epidemiologists, mental health professionals, food safety inspectors, disabilities case managers, and microbiologists.

The event aims to raise awareness about important public health issues such as infectious diseases prevention

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