Entries by Kirsten Gallaher

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Update from our Executive Director

Aloha everyone, 2020 has started out more challenging than most of us expected. Most of us can’t keep up with information that continues to come out faster than we can read it. Like you, we are concerned about the risk that COVID-19 presents to our state. Information is rapidly evolving and many health care facilities, […]

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Take Down Tobacco National Day of Action 2020

After months of planning, over 125 youth from six islands and 40 community member volunteers were set to rally against the e-cigarette industry at the State Capitol. Their mission: meet with lawmakers to end the sale of flavored tobacco in Hawaiʻi. But due to COVID-19 concerns and to prioritize the health of our keiki, it […]

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HIPHI COVID-19 Update 3/23

WHAT IS HIPHI WORKING ON? With so much being released on the rapidly evolving COVID-19 pandemic, we know that keeping up can be challenging. We at the Hawaiʻi Public Health Institute (HIPHI) have been coordinating statewide efforts to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19 in our communities. We aim to provide you with the most up-to-date […]

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HIPHI COVID-19 Update 3/17

Hawaiʻi Public Health Institute is monitoring the COVID-19 situation, and we want to reassure you that we are here to help you navigate the confusion, and take steps to prevent COVID-19 from gaining a major foothold in Hawaiʻi. As of March 16, the Hawaiʻi Department of Health reported 10 ‘positive’ COVID-19 cases (presumptive and confirmed), […]

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We are hiring: Statewide Coalition Coordinator for Drug and Alcohol Prevention (Honolulu)

Position Title: Statewide Coalition Coordinator for Drug and Alcohol Prevention Accountable to: Project Director Status: Non-exempt Employment type: Full-time. Deadline to apply: January 20, 2020 Position Summary Hawai‘i Public Health Institute (HIPHI) seeks a community-oriented individual with strong community organizing skills. HIPHI seeks to hire a full-time Statewide Coalition Coordinator for Drug and Alcohol Prevention […]

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HIPHI Co-hosts first national conference

HIPHI co-hosted the 14th National Conference for Immunization Coalitions and Partnerships (NCICP) with the Hawaiʻi Immunization Coalition (HIC) on November 13-15. After months of planning, an engaging lineup and over 250 people registered, the conference day had finally arrived. While NCICP was a success, it was not without its challenges. On the morning of the […]

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Update from our Executive Director

Happy Holidays! Just like that, 2020 is upon us! Once again, 2019 has been a jam-packed year for HIPHI and we thank all of you for helping to make Hawai’i a healthier place. In 2019, we celebrated two legislative wins for the Obesity Prevention Task Force: making children’s meals in restaurants “Healthy by Default” by […]

Hawai‘i Public Health Workforce Training Survey 2019

Periodically, the Public Health Training Hui conducts a survey to understand the training needs of Hawaii’s public health workforce and plan future trainings. We need your help! Take me to the survey! We are seeking responses by February 7, 2020, from a wide range of professionals who work to improve the health and wellness of […]

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Hawaiʻi Public Health Training Hui webinars

The Hawai‘i Public Health Training Hui is excited to announce our upcoming webinars for the first half of 2020! We are happy to partner with some amazing organizations and look forward to bringing their knowledge and expertise to our community. Be sure to mark your calendars for these trainings and we look forward to seeing […]