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 late January 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…


Opportunity Zones and Healthy Communities: Maui @ Maui Arts & Cultural Center - McCoy Theater
Feb 20 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

Please join us on February 20th for “Opportunity Zones and Healthy Communities: Maui.” The event will begin with an overview of Opportunity Zones, a new federal tax incentive designed to attract long-term private investment and stimulate economic growth in disadvantaged areas across the country—including neighborhoods in Maui County. We’ll then explore the potential for the health and community development sectors to work together in securing a healthier future for all residents of Maui. This “Healthy Communities” discussion will include local and national examples of how public, private, and nonprofit partners are aligning their efforts to ensure that every neighborhood is a place of health and opportunity.

There is no cost for this event, but advance registration is requested by February 15th. Please contact Laura Choi at laura.choi@sf.frb.org with any questions.

West Hawai‘i Inspire to Live & Breathe Town Hall Meeting @ West Hawaii Community Health Center Pavillion
Feb 20 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

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; and
– identify possible interventions for the rapid rise of youth use of electronic smoking devices, in Hawai‘i County.

Collaboration Works! Preparing, Moving Forward, and Sustaining Cancer Survivorship Efforts @ Hilton Garden Inn Kauai, Wailua Bay
Feb 21 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Want to be a part of addressing the needs of cancer survivors? Join us for this pre-conference workshop, which provides a “hands on” training for all levels of experience, to build capacity in your community for collaboration. Dave Nakashima, with over 25 years of facilitating and training experience, will guide us to build personal awareness of facilitation and collaboration strengths and challenges. We will learn to develop practical facilitation skills, learn group process techniques, and ways to work collaboratively. Join us the next day at the Journey Together Conference, and utilize your skills to engage conference participants. Let’s learn and work together!

Journey Together: Helping to Shape Cancer Survivorship Care in Hawaii @ Hilton Garden Inn Kauai, Wailua Bay
Feb 22 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

The Hawaii Comprehensive Cancer Coalition’s Partners invite cancer survivors, caregivers, and providers to join us for the Journey Together: Helping to Shape Cancer Survivorship Care in Hawai‘i. There will be speakers, resource information, and a time to hear your experiences and gain your input through an interactive guided discussion on the needs and concerns of cancer survivors from Kaua‘i.

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

We’re in the community!

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!

Are you a like-minded non-profit in need of help?

We know that there can be serious obstacles to get a cause, campaign or program off the ground. At HIPHI, we have years of experience and can help in a number of ways, from fiscal sponsorship and management to meeting and conference planning. Contact us to find out more.

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We are a proud member of the National Network of Public Health Institutes (NNPHI), which advances public health practice and improving population health through technical assistance, education, evaluation, and stakeholder convenings that give everyone a seat at the table.