2019 LEGISLATIVE AGENDA: We’re once again putting the spotlight on key public health priorities for 2019.

2019 IMMUNIZATION CONFERENCE: The 13th national conference will facilitate the sharing of successful strategies to strengthen efforts to improve immunizations. Registration will open in April 2019.

FLAVORS HOOK KIDS: Did you know that there are more than 15,000 flavors used in tobacco products to hook the next generation on nicotine?


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.

See what’s happening on your island…


WEBINAR: Hawai‘i Foodservice Hui Toolkit Launch! @ Zoom Webinar
Mar 27 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
WEBINAR: Hawai‘i Foodservice Hui Toolkit Launch! @ Zoom Webinar | San Jose | California | United States

The Hawai‘i Foodservice Hui Toolkit is a compilation of resources for independent school food authorities seeking to form partnerships for centralized nutrition program services and procurement. This webinar will provide an introduction and overview of the Hawai‘i Foodservice Hui Toolkit with basic instructions for utilization and the opportunity for Q&A with toolkit co-developer, Usha Kilpatrick.

We Grow Hawai‘i Youth Garden Conference @ Island Pacific Academy
Mar 30 @ 8:30 am – 1:00 pm
We Grow Hawai‘i Youth Garden Conference @ Island Pacific Academy | Kapolei | Hawaii | United States

Started in 2016, the We Grow Hawaiʻi Youth Garden Conference is an annual student-led conference, where students sign up to share about their school garden experiences through individual or group project presentations, displays, and hands-on activities.

The Intersection of Climate, Health & Equity @ University of Hawaii Cancer Center, Sullivan Conference Center
Apr 1 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join us as HPHA celebrates NPHW discussing the Intersection of Climate Change and Health featuring efforts across the state to address the interconnected issues to climate change, health and equity. Action to address climate change has the potential for huge health benefits; conscious consideration of the health and equity impacts of various options for addressing climate change can help optimize the health benefits of climate action. Our actions now will determine the magnitude of future impacts, how quickly they occur, and the extent to which our communities can thrive in the face of climate change.

Perspectives – Windward Zero Waste School Hui @ Kainalu Elementary School
Apr 2 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Tucked away past the Ko‘olau Mountains is a revolutionary program striving for a zero-waste Hawai‘i. The Windward Zero Waste School Hui (Hui), a partnership of Windward schools working cooperatively in the pursuit of waste reduction, soil restoration, and applied environmental education. Schools in the Hui are Ka‘ohao School, Ka‘elepulu Elementary, Kainalu Elementary, Enchanted Lake Elementary School (ELES) and Kailua Intermediate School (KIS). Join us on this visit to tour their operations and see the innovative composting technologies to reduce food waste in schools.

Event is scheduled for Tuesday, April 2, 2019 from 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM or Wednesday, April 3, 2019 from 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM to witness students source compost and vermicast to restore gardens, landscaping, and lawns. There are a maximum of 10 spots open for each visit.

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

Our programs:

Coalition for a Tobacco-Free Hawai‘i
Hawai‘i Farm to School Hui
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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