In observance of National Public Health Week, the Kaua’i County Health Office (KDHO) is hosting an open house on Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event, located on Umi Street near the Elections Building and the Central Pacific Bank Building, provides an opportunity for the public to engage with Hawaii Department of Health staff and learn about programs and actions they can take to address public health challenges.

Dr. Janet Bereman, Kaua’i County Health Officer, expressed her excitement for the event, stating that it encourages exploration of the various programs and services offered by the Department of Health. The goal is to improve the well-being of the community through cooperation with community members and partners. This event serves as a way to show appreciation to the community for their continued support in creating a healthier and more prosperous Kaua’i.

Attendees of the open house will have the opportunity to learn about public health career paths and educational opportunities. High schools, senior citizen clubs, Mayor Derek SK Kawakami, the Kaua’i County Council, the Governor’s Liaison and the Kaua’i Legislative Team were invited. A variety of experts from the Department of Health, such as vector control specialists, community health workers, public health nurses and mental health specialists, will be available to provide information.

National Public Health Week is held during

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