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HIPHI COVID-19 Update 4/5

COVID-19 UPDATE 32   It’s National Public Health Week (April 5-11, 2021), and what a great time to celebrate public health! We have made tremendous strides since the pandemic began over a year ago, and the future seems bright as more and more people become vaccinated. This year’s theme is Building Bridges to Better Health, […]

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HIPHI COVID-19 Update 3/22

COVID-19 UPDATE 31    A year has passed since our state initially shut down and looking back, we can observe the collective power of multi-sector partnerships in public health and the resiliency of the people of Hawai‘i. This year, we celebrated a milestone as COVID-19 vaccines became available across the country. Last week it was […]

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What Has HIPHI Done In Response To COVID-19?

GOVERNMENT ACTION Early on, HIPHI worked with a group of concerned physicians, healthcare providers, citizens, advocacy groups, and public health professionals urging Governor Ige to take a more proactive approach in protecting Hawaiʻi residents and preventing the spread of COVID-19. On Monday, March 23, Governor Ige took action with a shelter-in-place order. Read the March 18 […]

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HIPHI COVID-19 Update 3/8

COVID-19 UPDATE 30    When will I get to return to the office? When will my children go back to school? When can we gather with all of our loved ones? We all have so many questions regarding when our lives will return to a safe version of what they once were, and this week the […]

Hawaii Foodbank adds additional pop-up distribution events

The Hawaii Foodbank is adding additional food distribution events in late October and November amid continued high need amid the pandemic. This includes four larger-scale distributions on Oct. 30, Nov. 8, Nov. 13 and Nov. 16. “Even with the reboot of our visitor industry, the demand for food assistance remains extremely high,” said Hawaii Foodbank […]

Farm-to-Car program launches on Big Island, giving farmers a boost

After a successful run of the Farm-to-Car program on Oahu, Hawaii County will begin the same program this month. The farm-to-car initiatives supports local farmers and brings fresh produce to Hawaii families. Online ordering begins today, Oct. 2. Customers can pre-order products such as meats, eggs, cheeses, baked goods, and vegetables online by clicking here. Customers […]

State begins distribution of PPE, with more available for eligible organizations

The state has begun the distribution of Personal Protective Equipment, and more is still available. Hawaii Emergency Management Agency says they have shipped out the first round of the PPE. They’ll be heading to businesses including childcare providers, doctors and dentists. Small businesses, non-profit organizations and those within the DOE school system are also eligible. […]