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.

See what’s happening on your island…


Creating Healthier Communities: Kahului Walk Audit @ Queen Kaʻahumanu Center
May 30 @ 8:30 am – 2:00 pm
Creating Healthier Communities: Kahului Walk Audit @ Queen Kaʻahumanu Center | Kahului | Hawaii | United States

Onehe’e Avenue and Kea Street Walk Audit
The Maui MPO, County of Maui, Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) and Blue Zones Program invite you to join a walk audit of Onehe‘e Avenue and Kea Street on May 30, 2018 from 8:30 am – 2:00pm.

Walk audits are facilitated group walks to observe challenges and opportunities for physical activity. Walkable places are also economically vibrant places. Onehe‘e Avenue and Kea Street will be reconstructed using federal funds as early as fall 2019. Your feedback will help County of Maui Department of Public Works design complete streets that consider multiple modes of transportation: people walking, biking, driving and riding the bus.

Wednesday, May 30
8:30 am Meet at Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center @ Starbucks
9:00 am Begin Walk Audit
9:15 am Talk point 1. Kea Street & Wakea Avenue
9:45 am Talk point 2. Kea Street & Ka‘ao Circle
10:15 am Talk point 3. Onehe‘e Avenue & Uhu Street
10:45 am Talk point 4. Kahului Community Park – rest break
11:15 am Talk point 5. Onehe‘e Avenue by tennis courts
11:45 am Talk point 6. Onehe‘e Avenue and Wakea Avenue
12:00 pm Lunch & Debrief Walk Audit at Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center.
12:30 pm Pop-up planning event to gather input on large area maps
2:00 pm Pau

We invite you or your designated representative to attend the audit, as well as attend the morning introduction and lunch debrief with Mark Fenton, a national expert on public health and transportation planning. Thank you for your consideration of participation in this important project to create healthier communities.

Please RSVP to Lauren Armstrong by Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at or 866-2324

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.

Perspectives on Community Health Field Trip – A Day at the Bay with Kahalu’u Bay Education Center (Kona) @ Kahalu'u Bay Education Center
Jun 21 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Perspectives on Community Health Field Trip - A Day at the Bay with Kahalu'u Bay Education Center (Kona) @ Kahalu'u Bay Education Center | Kailua-Kona | Hawaii | United States

In Hawai’i, the ocean is our playground, a source of food, and a place we go to cleanse and heal. It’s upon all of us to be stewards of the ocean and to treat it with respect. Kahalu’u Bay Education Center (KBEC), established in 2011, serves to educate visitors on “reef etiquette” and our responsibility as kama’aina. This effort helps protect the bay’s fragile ecosystem and helps develop a long-term plan to ensure the bay remains a clean, safe and welcoming place for all.

KBEC, a program of The Kohala Center, is an independent, community-based center for research, conservation, and education. KBEC’s main areas of focus are food, water, place, and people. They turn research and ancestral knowledge into action, so that communities in Hawai‘i and around the world can thrive…ecologically, economically, culturally, and socially.

Join us on Thursday, June 21, from 9 am – 12 pm for a morning of education, physical activity, and more! We will learn proper reef etiquette, the cultural history of the bay and, if the tide is agreeable, we will investigate the marine life in some tide pools. You will also have the option to snorkel for those that are comfortable.

We will host an optional brown-bag lunch talk-story from 12 pm – 1 pm to discuss what we’ve learned as well as learn about KBEC’s Youth Leadership program and the healthy recipe booklet they created.

We hope you will join us!

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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