Hawai’i Island-Wide Food Rescue Project Goes Above and Beyond the Kale of Duty

Kōkua Harvest, an island-wide food rescue project on Big Island, works towards eliminating food waste at its source: our farms and gardens. By being invited onto these properties, Kōkua Harvest has the ability to collect surplus produce for…
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Young Leaders Clean Beaches, Inspire Community

On a Sunday morning at Waihe‘e beach, eight teenagers and a man with a machete are pulling a tangled, bathtub-sized mess of trash and rope out of the bushes. Some of the wet ropes are as thick as the man’s leg, but his machete hacks them…

Maui Nui Food Alliance Meets to Discuss the Future of our Food System

HHawaiʻi imports about 85 to 90 percent of its food to support a population of 1.35 million statewide, with just over 166,000 in Maui County. With an additional 3 million annual visitors on Maui alone, these numbers start becoming hard to comprehend.…

Hawaiʻi Island Youth Vaping Support Group At Konaweana High

Tobacco-Free Hawaiʻi Island (TFHI) Coalition members have been educating students, parents, school administrators and faculty, about the harms of Electronic Smoking Devices (ESD’s) for several years. With the tremendous youth use increase…
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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…

Get Fit Kauai’s Award-Winning Worksite Wellness Challenge

#GFK2020WSW And they’re off!  Ten teams are on their way to making their workplaces healthier and happier through some healthy competition! Get Fit Kauaʻi just launched their semi-annual nine month Worksite Wellness (WSW) on Friday,…
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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…

HIPHI Organizes Rural Health Trainings

As part of our fee for service portfolio, HIPHI provides relevant trainings for Hawaii’s public health workforce throughout the year. Recently, through a partnership between HIPHI and the Department of Health Family Health Services Division,…

HIPHI Welcomes More New Staff

2019 was a year of growth for Hawaiʻi Public Health Institute, and 2020 is proving no different. We’re happy to welcome new staff on Oʻahu, and Big Island. Chelsea Gonzales joined us as our Policy/Youth Council Assistant (Coalition for…
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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…