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Proof Positive // Survivors Build New Lives, Create Hope
By Howard Garval, president and CEO, Child & Family Service Seven-year-old Sally approached her room where a small bed with a little teddy bear rested...

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Proof Positive // Groups Work Together To Prevent Suicide
By Nancy Kern, DOH suicide prevention coordinator, Prevent Suicide Hawaii Task Force The state Department of Health (DOH), in conjunction with the Prevent Suicide Hawaii...

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Proof Positive // It Shouldn’t Hurt To Be A Child
By Anson Okimoto, president, Friends of Children’s Justice Center of Oahu Picture for a moment a child on the brink of making one of the...

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Proof Positive // Understanding And Preventing Suicide
By Kerry Bosworth, walk chairwoman, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention In the United States, someone dies by suicide every 13.7 seconds. A suicide attempt is...

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Proof Positive // Ensuring Safe, Timely Transportation For All
By Donald Sakamoto, chairman, Citizens for a Fair American Disabilities Act Ride Being visually impaired, Rose Pou sometimes misses her bus stop when the announcements...

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Proof Positive // Quality Teaching For Struggling Readers
By Margaret Higa, executive director, HIDA No one is born knowing how to read – we all have to learn. We do this when our...

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Proof Positive // Providing Access To Justice To Those In Need
By Sergio Alcubilla, director of external relations, Legal Aid Society of Hawaii “I was at my last stop when I met Legal Aid in Kapolei...

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Proof Positive // Providing Quality Health Care With Aloha
By Martha Khlopin, Medicare sales manager, AlohaCare AlohaCare is a nonprofit health plan founded in 1984 by Hawaii’s community health centers. Today, AlohaCare has more...

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Proof Positive // Supporting Families Impacted By Autism
By Jessica Wong-Sumida, executive director, Autism Society of Hawaii The Autism Society of Hawaii (A.S.H.) is a 501(c)(3) organization that serves families and individuals living...

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Proof Positive // The Struggle To Improve Our Community’s Health
By Phoebe W. Hwang, public relations manager, Health Behavior Change Research Health Behavior Change Research (HBCR) Workgroup is a nonprofit organization comprised of dedicated individuals...

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