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We are proud to be Hawaii’s public health institute. While HIPHI has continued to expand into new areas of work, our movement is inspired by our mission: to advance the health and wellness of the people and islands of Hawaiʻi.

By identifying and addressing underlying social structures that systematically distribute the social determinants of health unequally in society, we will continue working towards a Hawaiʻi where all people can achieve their best health. Learn more about each of our programs and initiatives and how you can get involved.

Alcohol, Tobacco & Other Drugs

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Coalition for a Tobacco-Free Hawaiʻi
Dedicated to reducing tobacco use through education, policy and advocacy since 1996.

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Coalition for a Tobacco-Free Hawaiʻi Youth Council
Peer-to-peer education and advocacy.

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East Hawaiʻi Drug-Free Coalition
Preventing and reducing substance misuse impacting keiki to kupuna with a focus on eliminating underage drinking.

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Hawaiʻi Alcohol Policy Alliance
Advocating for evidence-based, responsible alcohol policies to reduce youth use and alcohol-related harms in our communities.

Maui Coalition for Drug-Free Youth
Developing a community in which young people can thrive without the detrimental effects of substance use and abuse.

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Smoke-Free Multi-Unit Housing
Creating Healthy, Smoke-Free Homes in Hawai‘i.

COVID-19

COVID-19 Hawaiʻi Resources 
Connecting communities to respond better, together.

Kūpuna Initiatives

The Kūpuna Collective 
Addressing critical issues for kūpuna and leading innovative, active aging strategies for an age-friendly community that supports health and wellbeing.

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Age-Friendly Honolulu
Striving to promote active aging, intergenerational connection, and social inclusion.

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Kūpuna Food Security Coalition
Ensuring that no kūpuna go hungry or without the resources to support aging in place.

Kūpuna Vaccination Outreach Group
Working together to ensure everyone has a chance to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

Food & Agriculture

Food Systems and Resiliency
Food and nutrition security for everyone, at all times in Hawaiʻi.

Hawaiʻi Farm to School Hui
Learn. Grow. Eat.

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Maui Nui Food Alliance 
Working together to build a healthy food future for Lānaʻi, Molokai and Maui.

Nutrition & Physical Activity

Choose Healthy Now
In partnership with the Hawaiʻi State Department of Health.

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Healthy Eating + Active Living 
Creating active and healthy communities.

Oral Health

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Hawaiʻi Oral Health Coalition
Working together to improve oral health outcomes for all across Hawai‘i.

Workforce Development

Hawaiʻi Community Health Worker Association
Empowering Healthy Communities.

Hawaiʻi Public Health Training Hui
Empowering Hawaii’s public health workforce and community members through education, training and technical assistance needs.

Perspectives on Community Health
Learning through experience.

Workforce Initiatives 
Building and supporting Hawaii’s public health workforce: employment, internship, volunteer/service opportunities, resources, and trainings.

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