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The Hawaiʻi Opioid Initiative (HOI) is a collaboration of public health, public safety, healthcare professionals, and community partners working together to address opioid and other drug use, misuse, and overdose. The HOI started in 2017 and has eight workgroups that meet regularly to implement the HOI strategic plan and promote system improvement by integrating substance use prevention, treatment, recovery, and harm reduction within Hawaiʻi’s healthcare system.



The Hawai‘i Opioid Initiative Action Plan is a comprehensive strategy to aggressively counteract the increased abuse and misuse of opioids. The plan is designed to sustain a system-wide, coordinated and proactive response to not only opioids, but also methamphetamine and other prevalent drugs.

The plan identifies seven key focus areas:

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The HOI is led by the Department of Health, together with the Department of the Attorney General, Department of Human Services Med-QUEST Division, Department of Public Safety Narcotics Enforcement Division, County police departments, and a wide range of community groups.


Learn Your Risk for Opioid Dependence

Chad Owens – Pain Is
No Game

Chad Owens – Help
Is Here

Candie’s Story – Call Hawaii CARES

Gabe’s Story – Naloxone

Gabe’s Story – Safe Storage

Alberta’s Story – Pain Management

Alberta’s Story – Help for Families


To learn more about the Hawai‘i Opioid Initiative or to get involved, contact us using the form below.