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HIPHI COVID-19 Update 7/26

COVID-19 UPDATE 40      As of Saturday, there was an average of 185 new COVID-19 cases reported statewide, with three new deaths in the last week. As the highly transmissible Delta variant spreads throughout the islands, it is important to consider which activities pose a higher risk. You can view the state’s COVID-19 Cluster Report (published […]

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HIPHI COVID-19 Update 7/12

COVID-19 UPDATE 39 At HIPHI, we take a holistic approach to health. In honor of Plastic Free July, we wanted to put a spotlight on environmental health. The pandemic has caused an increase in single use plastics, and local environmental groups have noticed this issue, despite efforts across the state to reduce use. In 2020, […]

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HIPHI COVID-19 Update 6/28

COVID-19 UPDATE 38 June is national Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month! Many people living with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias are vulnerable during the pandemic. Those interested in learning more can find resources and more information on COVID-19, Alzheimer’s and Dementia from the Alzheimer’s Association. People without a history of Alzheimer’s or other dementias can […]

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HIPHI COVID-19 Update 6/14

COVID-19 UPDATE 37 Fifty-five percent of Hawaii’s population has been fully vaccinated and this continues to be reflected in low case numbers statewide! When the state achieves a 60 percent vaccination rate, Governor Ige will loosen restrictions as an incentive to encourage vaccination so we can resume the lives we remember and protect our loved […]

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HIPHI COVID-19 Update 6/1

COVID-19 UPDATE 36   Yesterday, we took time to honor those who have served our country and recognize those who have sacrificed their lives. We’d also like to thank our active military and the many sacrifices they and their families make for all of us. The U.S. military has played an important role in saving […]

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HIPHI COVID-19 Update 5/17

COVID-19 UPDATE 35   May is National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Month! The pandemic has been and continues to be a transition for children across the country. With vaccine eligibility expanding to children ages 12 and up, the Hawai‘i DOE announced that all public school students should plan on returning to campuses for full, in-person […]

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HIPHI COVID-19 Update 5/3

COVID-19 UPDATE 34   May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month! Hawai‘i Public Health Institute acknowledges that AANHPI communities face systemic barriers to health equity. We are committed to working towards health equity for AANHPI communities, including an equitable distribution of COVID-19 resources. The Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Hawai‘i COVID-19 Response, Recovery […]

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HIPHI COVID-19 Update 4/19

COVID-19 UPDATE 33  One million doses of vaccine have been administered in Hawai‘i, which translates into more than a third of Hawai‘i residents! This is an incredible milestone for our state and we are grateful for the hard work of those in the Hawai‘i Department of Health, all partnering organizations and collaborating community members! With […]

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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 […]