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Hawai‘i to Receive More than $3 Million for Family Programs

May 26, 2018, 10:00 AM HST (Updated May 26, 2018, 6:38 AM)
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Hawai‘i will receive a total of $3,143,935 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to support families on O‘ahu and Maui.

The Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children will be awarded $1,028,296 to fund training for medical residents, while Maui Economic Opportunity, Inc. (MEO) will receive $2,115,639 to support its Head Start program.

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Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children, a nationally recognized nonprofit hospital, will receive the award through the Children’s Hospitals Graduate Medical Education Payment Program, which helps children’s hospitals maintain their graduate medical education programs to train resident physicians and dentists.

Also receiving funding, MEO’s Head Start program promotes school readiness for children under the age of five from low-income families. The comprehensive program supports children’s education and development through services addressing early learning, health and family well-being.

“This funding will go a long way in supporting Hawai‘i’s families,” said Sen. Brian Schatz, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee who announced the award. “It will help ensure that doctors and dentists are prepared to care for women and children, and make sure that no matter how much money a family has, our children have the education foundation they need to succeed.”

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