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Food Systems Education for All! An Update on 2020 Legislative Efforts

NOTE: The state legislature has gone on hiatus as of March 16, 2020 in response to COVID-19. The recess will go on indefinitely until the state House and Senate leaders decide when the session should reconvene. The content in this article reflects…
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Oral Health Update

The Hawai‘i Oral Health Coalition (HOHC) has been hard at work for the first quarter expanding efforts to improve oral health in our state. With over 30 members from Kauaʻi, Oʻahu, Maui and Big Island, prevention, advocacy and access have…
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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…
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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.…
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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…
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2020-2021 Internship and Volunteer Opportunities at HIPHI

An estimated one-third of public health professionals in Hawai‘i will retire or leave their jobs  within five years. We need to ensure Hawai‘i has a sustainable, quality workforce by training a new generation of public health professionals.…
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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…
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2020 Mid-Session Update

NOTE: The state legislature has gone on hiatus as of March 16, 2020 in response to COVID-19. The recess will go on indefinitely until the state House and Senate leaders decide when the session should reconvene. We passed first crossover,…
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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…
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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,…
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HIPHI Welcomes Three New Staff Members

Hawaiʻi Public Health Institute continues to grow and we’ve been lucky to welcome new staff on Oʻahu, Maui and Big Island.   Kirsty Gallaher joins HIPHI as Communications Director. Born in Honolulu, and growing up in South Africa,…
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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…