Kaiser Permanente Hawaii Awards $164,000 in Grant Funding to Improve Public Health

HONOLULU — Kaiser Permanente has awarded $ 164,000 in community benefit grant funding to community health initiatives in Hawaii. The grant recipients are working to improve public health with a focus on serving low-income and vulnerable populations.

“At Kaiser Permanente of Hawaii, we’re committed to building healthier communities across the state,” said Dave Underriner, president of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Hospitals of Hawaii. “We’re proud to support organizations and initiatives working toward the same goal to improve public health and access to care for everyone in our community.”

Hawaii Appleseed Center for Law and Economic Justice received $ 50,000 to further establish the Hawaii Budget and Policy Center, a valuable community resource that provides state poverty reports and analyzes budget and tax policies that address poverty and inequity in the state. The center will research and analyze key policy issues, with specific focus on policies that address health and well-being for low- and moderate-income households, in order to improve efforts by service providers, lawmakers and government officials. The center’s work has the potential to impact more than 150,000 Hawaii residents living in poverty.

Boys & Girls Club Hawaii received $ 40,000 to provide comprehensive mentoring and community programming to promote healthy eating and active lifestyles. Through the grant, Boys & Girls Club Hawaii will partner with organizations to provide learning and leadership opportunities through sports clinics and leagues, culinary arts programs and even business training to 400 at-risk youth on Oahu.

Hawaii Primary Care Association received $ 40,000 to improve access to mental and behavioral health services within community health centers. The majority of patients served by community health centers live below the federal poverty level and 14 percent are uninsured. The grant will help build capacity for community health centers to screen, provide interventions and offer referrals to treat substance abuse and other behavioral health issues, giving more than 11,000 patients a network of support and services.

Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center received $ 34,000 to expand its school-based health services program. The grant will support two school-based health centers at Waianae High School and Waianae Intermediate School, which provide acute care, immunizations, physical exams and basic medications such as antibiotics to a large population of Native Hawaiian students, regardless of insurance status. School-based health centers also increase access to behavioral health services, addressing a critical need for greater support for adolescents facing bullying, stress, violence, depression and suicidal thoughts. More than 3,800 adolescents living in Waianae are expected to benefit.

About Kaiser Permanente
Kaiser Permanente is committed to helping shape the future of health care. We are recognized as one of America’s leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. Founded in 1945, Kaiser Permanente has a mission to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We currently serve more than 12.2 million members in eight states and the District of Columbia. Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal Permanente Medical Group physicians, specialists and team of caregivers. Our expert and caring medical teams are empowered and supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the-art care delivery and world-class chronic disease management. Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to care innovations, clinical research, health education and the support of community health. For more information, go to kp.org/share.

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Numbers Don’t Lie: ‘Today’ Ratings Improve Since Megyn Kelly’s Firing

Megyn Kelly’s firing from the 9am hour of the ‘Today’ show has been good for ratings.

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Variety reports that since Kelly was canned about three weeks ago, “viewership in the key demographic favored by advertisers in that time period is up around 10 percent.”

The news will perhaps not surprise NBC brass, who saw viewers abandon the time slot in droves after Kelly took over from Tamron Hall and Al Roker in 2017.

Anecdotally, “Today” also saw a spike in viewers after it fired Matt Lauer last November.

Maybe ‘Today’ should fire everyone and hire a slate of fresh, new, and diverse talent.

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Fans Clamor For Usher’s Music And Relationships To Improve Following Re-Surfaced Photo

Usher just released a new album this year, and it didn’t receive much praise. In fact, a lot of fans weren’t pleased with it at all. Some people accused the infamous R & B singer of trying to capitalize on the current trap music phase, and it just didn’t vibe well with his style.

Additionally, Usher turned 40-years-old this year. On Instagram, one of his former ex-girlfriends shared a picture of them together while wishing him happy birthday.

Chilli and Usher dated for a short period in the early 2000’s, until they finally called it quits in 2003. The star posted the photo on Instagram and turned off the comments, probably to avoid the mean social media remarks.

Chilli, who used to be a member of the group, TLC, revealed that she chose to turn off the comments not because of the cheating allegations, or the herpes revelation, but for another reason.

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In a previous interview, Chilli said that Usher was her first love, and they ended up breaking up because it just wasn’t the right time “or whatever.” The singer wrote, “happy birthday lil big daddy!”

Earlier in the year, it was revealed that Usher was divorcing his wife, Grace Miguel, amid his plethora of legal problems. As it was previously reported, multiple women and men came out of the woodwork to accuse of him of sexual misconduct, but a different form.

Radar Online supposedly unearthed legal documents that stated Usher was embroiled in a lawsuit because he knowingly gave a woman the herpes virus.

Radar reported that Usher had to pay her over $ 1 million due to not disclosing his illness to her. Moreover, Usher allegedly convinced her to allow him not to wear a condom.

The woman stated in the court documents that she woke up one morning and had violent flu-like symptoms which later turned out to be the herpes virus.

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Teachers use meditation apps in class to rewire kids’ brains, improve performance

 A 2015 report by NIH found that teaching children meditation can improve their cognitive, social and emotional skills as well as their academic performance. One trial found that  it can even lower symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder.
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