How systemic biases make the pandemic worse for women of color

The pandemic has affected every individual in some way or form, but women of color have been particularly hit hard by its negative consequences. Prior to this fatal virus, women of color were already disproportionally affected by the systems that exist in the United States. Now they are faced with even more burdens with no end in sight.

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Why Hawai'i isn't really 99.9% complete for the Census

By Jackalyn Carione

The 2020 Census data collection is currently set to end on October 31st, which means there are just a few weeks to make sure we count all our keiki in Hawaiʻi. The Census is essential to our community because it helps determine how much federal funding the state of Hawaiʻi will receive in the next decade, which is especially important for programs that support our children and families.

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What you need to know about voting by mail in Hawaiʻi’s general election

By Jackalyn Carione

The general election is coming up and this year, voting is a little different. To keep our families and kūpuna safe from COVID-19, Hawaiʻi will be voting by mail.

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Child Abuse and Neglect During the COVID-19 Pandemic

By Jackalyn Carione

Reports of child abuse and neglect have gone down nationwide since the beginning of the pandemic. Yet experts say this is not an accurate portrayal of what is happening — and there’s a greater chance that child abuse has actually increased.

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For Labor Day, Let's Really Honor Our Child Care Providers

By Heather Lavoie

Essential workers have been working throughout the pandemic. On Monday, we will celebrate Labor Day, a day dedicated to workers. While the holiday is a nice sentiment, it raises the question: Are we honoring workers the other 364 days of the year?

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Remembering Dr. Calvin Sia

This week, we remember Dr. Calvin Sia, a pediatrician and lifelong advocate for children in Hawai’i and across the world, who passed away on August 19, 2020 at the age of 93. Dr. Sia was one of the founders of Good Beginnings Alliance — which later became HCAN — and changed the lives of countless children through his tireless advocacy.

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Tips on reducing your kid’s risk of COVID-19

By Jackalyn Carione

With the surge of COVID-19 cases in Hawaiʻi, we need to protect our keiki and families. An easy way to do that is understanding how the virus spreads and how to reduce risks when possible. As the United States enters the new school year, every state is making different decisions in regards to reopening. This week, most public school students in Hawaiʻi began distance learning instead of attending in-person classes. However, with the state hoping to resume in-person classes again in September, it is important to prepare.

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Meet our new board members!

By Jackalyn Carione

Hawaiʻi Children's Action Network is proud to announce our new board members: Lingie Chiu, MD MBA FAAP, Ryan Gomes, Camille Hampton, Ed.D, and Dana Senaha, Ed.D.  HCAN's Board of Directors is instrumental in guiding the organization to significant achievements in pursuit of our mission: To build a unified voice educating and advocating for Hawaii’s children, and our vision: All children in Hawaii are safe, healthy and ready to learn. 

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Amid Pandemic, Historic Legislative Session Comes to a Close

By Heather Lavoie

This year’s legislative session is one for the history books. Even before COVID-19, nonprofits, legislators, and community members could agree that too many families in Hawai’i were holding their breath — one disaster away from financial ruin.

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Talk Story with Hawaiʻi KIDS COUNT

By Jackalyn Carione

This week, HCAN speaks with Hawai‘i KIDS COUNT Project Director, Ivette Rodriguez Stern, on the state of well-being of children in Hawai‘i based on the data from the 2020 KIDS COUNT Data Book by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

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