UNITAR CIFAL Honolulu Center presents
The Health & Wellbeing of Hawaii
Lieutenant Governor Josh Green, MD
Tuesday, April 12, 2022 | 12:30 PM
Zuberano Courtyard, Chaminade University
This event is free and open to the public
Lt. Governor Josh Green will discuss his vision for maintaining and enhancing the health of Hawaii’s people and the people of the Pacific.
Q&A session to follow. Refreshments will be served.
Free parking available on campus.
This event is part of the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) CIFAL Honolulu speaker series which supports the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.
Lt. Governor Josh Green
Dr. Josh Green was born in Kingston, New York, and grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He received his bachelor’s degree from Swarthmore College and completed his medical training at Pennsylvania State University and the University of Pittsburgh. Upon finishing his residency, Dr. Green joined the National Health Service Corps and was stationed in Hawaii in 2000. He began his life’s work as a family and emergency room physician in rural hospitals and clinics on Hawaii island. In 2004, Dr. Green was elected to the Hawaii State House of Representatives and served until 2008. Following his time as a state representative, Dr. Green served in the Hawaii State Senate from 2008 to 2018. As a state senator, Dr. Green served as majority floor leader and chaired the Health Committee and Human Services Committee. Among many causes, he is especially proud of their work to pass “Luke’s Law,” which provides care for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, and “Tobacco and E-cigarette Regulations,” which increased the legal age of sale to 21 for tobacco and e-cigarette products. Dr. Green was named “Hawaii Physician of the Year” in 2009 and “Hawaii Legislator of the Year” in 2013. Currently, Dr. Green serves as Hawaii’s 14th lieutenant governor and was elected in 2018. Priorities of his office include: Homelessness crisis, healthcare disparities and statewide medical staff shortage and lack of affordable housing. With the onset of the COVID-19 Pandemic in 2020, Dr. Green was named as the state’s COVID-19 liaison and has been a leader in helping curb the spread of coronavirus in Hawaii.
UNITAR CIFAL Honolulu Center at Chaminade University
CIFAL Honolulu Center is part of the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR). It is the 21st international training and research center of the CIFAL Global Network and the only center located in the Pacific Region. CIFAL Honolulu aspires to empower Pacific peoples to create a sustainable future that reflects their values and the priorities of their communities.