In July 2017, the Hawaii Statewide Opioid Action Initiative was launched, assembling stakeholders from the public and private sectors to focus on both public health and safety.
The Department of Health was tasked with coordinating the initiative and convened a broad collaborative which identified primary areas of need in Hawaii and developed seven areas of focus for which policy coordination was needed.
As a result, a comprehensive Statewide Plan was developed to serve as a roadmap for a proactive and sustainable response to the opioid crisis in Hawaii. This website serves as an online summary of the contents contained in the Hawaii Opioid Action Plan and a future repository for reporting on ongoing progress in addressing the seven areas of policy focus.
The national opioid crisis provides an opportunity for Hawaii to enhance its system of care and avert a greater crisis, while simultaneously improving the state's response to the chronic illness of addition.
A high level summary of the planning process used in the development of the final report. Learn More ->
Results of the initial planning sessions and subsequent working group assessments identified specific areas of need. Learn More ->
Areas of Focus
The core of the report, these are the SEVEN AREAS OF FOCUS determined to be essential for addressing the opioid and other substance abuse problems in our state. Learn More ->
The Complete Report
Download a copy of the complete, 60-page report, including a comprehensive look at the problem of opioids and substance misuse, the opportunities present in the current crisis, and complete detail for the seven focus domains. Also includes more information on next steps, project collaboration partners, and statements from Governor David Ige and Dr. Ginny Pressler (Director, Department of Health).