"Alzheimer’s disease affects more than 5 million Americans across the country including over 27,000 people in #Hawaii, making it the 6th leading cause of death in the U.S.
"1 in 3 people has diabetes or prediabetes in Hawai‘i. Our kūpuna, minorities, Native Hawaiian population, and those with a family history are most at risk for diabetes, and we can do more to help.
"Across the country, Community Health Centers (CHCs) provide essential healthcare for more than 27 million people. In Hawai‘i, our 12 CHCs serve about 150,000 people, including those in low-income, rural, and underserved communities. I’ve visited several Community Health Centers throughout the state and heard firsthand challenges like lack of funding and staff shortages.
"Each year, more than 15,700 children in the U.S are diagnosed with cancer. I’m working to pass the Childhood Cancer Star Act to improve the identification and tracking of childhood cancer incidences, expand childhood cancer research, improve the quality of life for childhood cancer survivors, and more." - TG
"Nurses are the heart of our healthcare system, providing life-saving care with empathy and compassion in the most trying and stressful situations. We must do more to invest in our nation’s nurses and pass HR 1651, the National Nurse Act, to improve health literacy, decrease health disparities, increase outreach and education, and more." - TG
"Small businesses are the heart of our economy and communities, in Hawaii they make up over 99% of businesses and employ nearly 270,000 people.
"#Hawaii leads the country in clean energy innovation and usage. Today, 15% of our state’s power comes from solar and wind. Now, we’re pioneering research into clean energy technologies to harness energy from ocean waves. We must continue to invest in green technologies that will transform our existing energy infrastructure.
"In Hawai‘i, caring for and respecting our planet not only improves our own health and environment, it also strengthens our communities. We are fortunate to have a home where innovative projects to achieve these goals thrive because of the love and support from the community.
"Small non-farm businesses in Kalawao and Maui counties are eligible for low‑interest federal disaster loans up to $2 million to offset economic losses caused by the drought in Maui County. More info: bit.ly/2iSewt9" - TG
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"The effects of climate change disproportionately devastate coastal and low-lying communities not only in the United States, but also around the world.