Summer Social: Celebrating Community Health Advocacy

Thursday, June 7, at 5 PM at the Pacific Club in Honolulu. Tickets are just $20 and include heavy pupus, a hosted drink, and a hard copy of our 2018 Legislative Recap.


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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The 13th Annual Mental Health Mahalo Awards @ The Ala Moana Hotel Hibisucs Ballroom
May 23 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Mental Health America of Hawaii is holding our 13th annual Mental Health Mahalo Awards Luncheon on Wednesday, May 23, 2018. We are the oldest mental health organization in the state and Hawaii’s leading voice for mental health advocacy, working to increase access to care and reduce discrimination against people living with mental illness.

The event will celebrate our community leaders, advocates, and organizations that have dedicated themselves to promoting mental wellness and improving the care of people with mental health issues through positive and innovative programs and leadership.

It is important to recognize the long years of commitment so many have given to the mental health of our community.

2018 Obesity Prevention Task Force Policy Debrief Meeting @ Kapiolani Community College, 2nd Floor of the Ohelo Building
Jun 5 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
2018 Obesity Prevention Task Force Policy Debrief Meeting @ Kapiolani Community College, 2nd Floor of the Ohelo Building | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States

Please join us for our legislative debrief meeting on Tuesday, June 05, 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 CHOICES, farm to school, and island coalitions. We will also break into summer workgroups to plan for 2019.

InSpire to Live and Breathe @ Aupuni Center
Jun 13 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
InSpire to Live and Breathe @ Aupuni Center | Hilo | Hawaii | United States

A gathering of leaders from the Department of Education, Hawai‘i County Police and Prosecutor’s Office, lawmakers, students & parents, media, tobacco industry and
public health advocates coming together to:

• Generate an understanding of current tobacco-free and vape-free laws
• Identify possible interventions for the rapid rise of youth use of electronic smoking devices, in Hawai‘i County.

Webinar: Triad Approaches to Helping Those Dealing with Homelessness, Substance Abuse, and Mental Illness @ Queens Conference Center Auditorium (QCC) or Zoom Webinar
Jul 13 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Free Zoom Webinar and/or In-person training at Queens Conference Center (QCC).

Helping Hands Hawai‘i administers numerous programs that benefit Hawai‘i’s people especially those programs that help people who are dealing with multiple problems of homelessness, substance abuse and mental illness. Within Helping Hands Hawai‘i are several Behavioral Health Programs including a Housing First Project called Hawai‘i Pathways Project, funded through Hawai‘i Department of Health’s Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division (ADAD). Helping Hands Hawai‘i uses the housing first model to provide housing first, then implement wrap-around support, treatment, and life skill services that are necessary to help individuals to stabilize, improve their quality of life and maintain housing.

Learning Objectives:

1. Examine the approaches and services use to offer housing first for homeless people in Hawai‘i .
2. Discuss support services, treatments, and life skill services available through Helping Hands Hawai‘i and their partners to help stabilized high-risk individuals.
3. Share resources, tips and success stories from Helping Hands Hawai‘i’s Behavioral Health Programs.

Presenter is Heather Pierucki, MA, LMHC, QMHP
Director of Behavioral Health at Helping Hands Hawai‘i

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Coalition for a Tobacco-Free Hawai‘i
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Perspectives on Community Health

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