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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“Food and Nutrition Environments: Is there an elephant in the room?” @ University of Hawaii Cancer Center, Sullivan Conference Center
Apr 25 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

In light of the growing prevalence of nutrition-related health problems, including obesity and diabetes, attention has increasingly turned to the role of food environments in homes and communities. This talk will examine what we know about access to healthy food and health, strategies for change, and how a fast-growing body of scientific evidence influences programs and policies.

Karen Glanz, PhD, MPH is a world renown researcher and author with expertise in cancer prevention and control, theories of health behavior and behavior change, and new health communication technologies. Dr. Glanz is currently a George A. Weiss University Professor and Professor in the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Nursing, as well as Director of the Prevention Research Center at the University of Pennsylvania. Former Professor and Director of the Social and Behavioral Sciences Program at the University of Hawaii Cancer Center (1993-2004), Dr. Glanz’s key research areas include; skin cancer prevention, obesity prevention, and colorectal cancer screening.

Dr. Glanz also:

– is an elected member of National Academy of Medicine
– serves on the NHLBI Advisory Council
– served 10 years on CDC’s Federal Community Preventive Services Task Force
– was named a Highly Cited Author from 2007-2017 (by ISI/Reuters)
– has been funded for > $40 million over the past 25 years
– is lead author/ editor of the text book Health Behavior and Health Education


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

Map and rates can be found at:


Tri-Isle Prevention Network Quarterly Meeting + ESD training @ Maui County Business Resource Center
Apr 26 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Vaping and ESD Workshop “Training of Trainers”: Katie Folio of the Coalition for a Tobacco-Free Hawai‘i will present a training of trainers workshop where attendees will be educated on the harms associated with vaping and will be trained on how to present the training curriculum to youth and adults in their respective programs and communities.

Perspectives on Community Health Field Trip – Healing Benefits of Hawaiian Organic Noni (Kauai) @ Hawaiian Organic Noni Farm
May 14 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Perspectives on Community Health Field Trip - Healing Benefits of Hawaiian Organic Noni (Kauai) @ Hawaiian Organic Noni Farm | Kilauea | Hawaii | United States

Did you know that the noni tree has been a principle medicine in Polynesia for over 2,000 years? Traditionally, noni was used for coughs, colds, hypertension and topically for sprains, swelling and bruising. Amazing to think that all these healing properties come from one plant!

Join us on Monday, May 14, 2018 from 10 am – 12:30 pm as we visit Hawaiian Organic Noni, a 37-acre family owned and operated, certified organic farm. We will tour the farm, sample the fruit and other products, and learn about the scientific research being done on the benefits of using noni as medicine. We look forward to having you join us on this educational and hands-on tour!

Specifics on location and parking information will be emailed to registrants.

2018 Tobacco Policy Debrief Meeting @ Hawaii USA FCU Community Rooms
May 15 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
2018 Tobacco Policy Debrief Meeting @ Hawaii USA FCU Community Rooms | Newberry | South Carolina | United States

Please join us for our legislative debrief meeting on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 from 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM, where we will give a recap of the current session, discuss 2018 elections, and provide updates on smoke-free cars, island coalitions, Youth Council, and the Youth ESD Prevention Project (YEPP). We will also break into summer workgroups to plan for 2019.

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

Our programs:

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

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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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