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We asked candidates up and down the ticket where they stand on key public health issues.

2018 Legislative Session Recap

Read our annual analysis of the state budget, 2018 elections, and how health-related bills fared at the Capitol.


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…


Bicycling Basics Workshop @ The Salvation Army Kroc Center Hawaii
Aug 25 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Own a bike but feeling scared to ride on the road? Come out to a FREE hands-on, on-bike workshop that will have participants feeling comfortable and confident riding on the streets of O‘ahu. Space is limited & pre-registration is required at HBL.org/workshops.

InSpire to Live and Breathe-Town Hall Meeting @ Hawai‘i County Office of Aging-ADRC Large Conference Room
Aug 29 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
InSpire to Live and Breathe-Town Hall Meeting @ Hawai‘i County Office of Aging-ADRC Large Conference Room | Hilo | Hawaii | United States

A gathering of leaders from the Dept. of Education, Hawai‘i County Council, Prosecutor’s Office and Police Department, and community leaders coming together to generate an understanding of current tobacco-free/vape-free laws and to identify possible interventions to reduce youth use of electronic smoking devices.

Youth Council Welcome and Legislative Workshop @ To be determined
Sep 15 all-day

This will be the first full meeting of the Youth Council for the 2018-19 school year. Youth Council Members will work on their Taking Down Tobacco presentations as well as learn about and select a policy priority for the year.

Webinar: Opioid Use, Abuse, and Solutions @ Queens Conference Center Auditorium (QCC) or Zoom Webinar @ Queens Conference Center (QCC) or Zoom Webinar
Sep 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

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

A wave of opioid addiction is affecting communities in both Hawai’i and on the US continent. Use of opioids such as heroin, morphine, and prescription pain relievers has swelled to levels of dependency in many individuals, and being cut off by well-meaning providers causes many to seek elsewhere. Several factors contribute to the breadth and complexity of this urgent problem: severe chronic pain, greater use of prescriptions, aggressive marketing by pharmaceutical companies, among others. Services, solutions, and care management exist here in Hawai’i to reduce harm and improve quality of life for all.

Learning Objectives:

1. Discuss current trends in opioid use, dependence, and abuse.
2. Review the psychosocial and pharmacologic treatment options for clients with substance abuse/dependence.
3. Summarize what services are available for opioid dependent clients in Hawai’i and how to assist in the coordination of care.

Trainer is Heather Lusk, Executive Director of Life Foundation and Chow Project.

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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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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