Oral Health Statewide Strategic Planning Session

Thursday, May 17 from 9 am – 2 pm in the Pomaika‘i Ballrooms in Honolulu.


HIPHI is a non-profit hub for health, bringing community-based organizations, government, academia, foundations and business together to improve the quality of life for the people of Hawai‘i.

Building healthier communities requires collaboration on a variety of issues that impact health, including transportation, education, access to healthy food and economic opportunity. And collaboration is what we do best.

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Soothe Your Soul with Sounding Joy Music Therapy @ Sounding Joy Music Therapy
Mar 30 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Soothe Your Soul with Sounding Joy Music Therapy @ Sounding Joy Music Therapy | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States

There’s nothing like turning on some nice music to relax to at the end of a busy day. Did you know that music therapy is an established health profession in which music is used to address physical, emotional, cognitive, and social needs?

Sounding Joy Music Therapy, Inc. is Hawaii’s first & only non-profit organization, promoting music therapy! Join us on Friday, March 30, from 9AM – 11AM as we learn about music and its healing abilities. We will have a hands-on demonstration of music therapy interventions and learn about Sounding Joy’s work in Hawai‘i.

Music therapy is a clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic relationship. All by a credentialed professional who has completed an approved music therapy program. We look forward to you joining us on this groovy Perspectives on Community Health field trip!

Hawaii Celebrates National Public Health Week @ University of Hawaii Cancer Center, Sullivan Conference Center
Apr 5 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm

National Public Health Week is an opportunity for health professionals to engage with individuals and communities and help them navigate the changing world of public health.

On Oahu, we will celebrate National Public Health Week on Thursday, April 5, from 4:30pm to 7pm with a special event at the UH Cancer Center’s Sullivan Conference Center.

Deadline to register is Monday, April 2nd.

Healthy Happy Hour from 4:30pm to 5:30 with pupus and beverages will be served.

Don’t miss this once a year event to celebrate public health in Hawaii, re-connect with colleagues and meet the new public health professionals of the future!

We look forward to seeing you there!


$20 for HPHA Members
$25 for Non-HPHA Members
$10 for Students


Up to 2 hours of on-street metered parking (at .75 cents/hour) is available in the vicinity surrounding the UH Kakaako campus (Ilalo, Cooke, Ohe Streets)

Lot C parking: $5.00 Flat Rate (first-come-first-serve basis)

Piano Lot: $5.00 Flat Rate (first-come-first-serve basis)

Map and rates can be found at:


TRICKED into Sex Trafficking: Talk Story & Documentary Screening @ HMSA Building (Koa Conference Room)
Apr 11 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
TRICKED into Sex Trafficking: Talk Story & Documentary Screening @ HMSA Building (Koa Conference Room) | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States

The World Health Organization defines the Universal Right to Health as a “state of physical, mental, and social well-being” and crimes such as human trafficking and exploitation are a threat to that right. Globally, over 21 million women, men and children are victims of human trafficking. The United States is both a source and transit country for trafficking.

Here in Hawai‘i, the Pacific Survivor Center (PSC) is committed to advancing health and human rights through direct services, education, research and advocacy. For the past decade, PSC and its partners have provided medical and other professional services to victims of sex trafficking. This expertise has led PSC to develop a unique Hawai‘i resource, the Sex Trafficking Outreach and Prevention Program (STOPP). STOPP combines an original, Hawai‘i-produced animated film, Tricked: It Looked Like Love, with an educational curriculum that integrates national and international best practices.

How do we achieve the most economic, efficient and effective result in working with survivors of human rights abuses? Join us on Wednesday, April 11 from 12:00 – 2:00 PM to find out. There will be a screening of Tricked followed by a discussion with PSC staff about the vital role healthcare workers play in combatting sex trafficking and ensuring that victims become survivors.

We hope you join us for the screening and moving discussion.

Jungle Run and Family Fun Day @ Anaina Hou and Wai Koa Plantation
Apr 15 all-day
Jungle Run and Family Fun Day @ Anaina Hou and Wai Koa Plantation | Kilauea | Hawaii | United States

You are invited to participate in the first annual Jungle Run and Family Fun Day. 4.5 mile loop or 1.7 mile turnaround for students. Following the run will be a day of fun for the entire family. Music, food, silent auction, and prizes. All proceeds go to Kilauea School PTSA.

Register to run at www.kilaueajunglerun.com

Tickets can be purchased at the door:

Jungle Run: $40/$25

Fun Day:  $20 at the door and free for anyone who registers for the run.

We listen, learn and fight for policy change that communities want.

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Coalition for a Tobacco-Free Hawai‘i
Healthy Eating, Active Living (HEAL)
Perspectives on Community Health

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Every penny you contribute stays right here in Hawai‘i.

The tobacco industry spends more than $25 million each year in Hawai‘i marketing their products to kids while sugary drink manufacturers pay fitness bloggers and researchers to promote diets that include soda. These industries care about one thing and one thing only: profit. That’s where we come in. We, and our coalitions, work every day to stop them in their tracks. We shine a light on their bad acts and we fight for policies that promote health for all Hawai’i residents and visitors. Your gift allows us to do more… and it is tax-deductible!

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