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Reaching out to shape the path forward

How has your behavior changed over the course of the pandemic? Many of us shop differently, perhaps buying more things online. Some of us entertain ourselves differently, playing games and watching shows instead of going to a movie theater or attending a live concert. We go into stores less, and spend more time alone or […]


Līhu’e Loop: Kauaiʻs self-guided audio walking tour

The Līhu’e Loop is an ongoing project to promote physical activity in Līhu’e’s town core on the island of Kaua’i. Over the last several months Get Fit Kauai’s Lihue Loop Action Group Jaxon Communications, CKTV Media Productions, and Kaua‘i High’s STEM program have been working to bring this wonderful project to life for the community. […]


Winning logo from East Hawaiʻi youth logo contest revealed

The East Hawaiʻi Drug-Free Coalition (Coalition) recently held a youth logo contest to create the Coalition’s first-ever logo.  The contest was open to all middle and high school students in the East Hawai‘i area, and the goal was to engage youth in branding the new Coalition. Numerous entries were submitted, and the finalists were invited […]


The role of social network analysis in transformation of food systems

People drive food systems. From farm to table – the complex system that enables production, delivery, processing, procurement, and consumption of food products is characterized by a myriad of actors, players, and stakeholders who have different roles in providing for one of the most basic needs for human survival: food. Transformation of food systems, therefore, […]


HIPHI’s Team is Growing!

Please join us in welcoming our new team members!   Director of Health Equity & Research May Rose Dela Cruz, DrPH, MPH Dr. Dela Cruz will join HIPHI on October 1 and will lead HIPHI’s health equity work, provide strategic leadership and begin to build HIPHI’s research initiatives. Dr. Dela Cruz is an Assistant Researcher […]


Kalena Park Quick Build project

Kalena Park, in the center of downtown Līhuʻe, needed some tender loving care and redesign.  The fence surrounding the park was uninviting and it had no sense of entry. The playground equipment and restrooms needed upgrading.  Undesirable behavior created a perception of the park being unsafe. Get Fit Kauai’s Kalena Park Community Action Group with […]

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All smiles at the Hawai‘i Oral Health Coalition

The Hawai‘i Oral Health Coalition (HOHC) has been busy and these latest updates are certainly something to smile about! We recently hosted the long-awaited webinar, “Integrating Oral Health and Medicine: Moving From “Why” to ”How” in Hawai‘i and Beyond”, on September 9th.  The webinar featured guest speaker, Dr. Lisa Simon, Fellow in Oral Health and […]


Hawaiʻi Public Training Hui updates: What’s to come

The Public Health Training Hui is grateful to all network members who continue to support and attend our monthly webinar trainings. Thus far in 2021, we have covered topics such as cultural humility, practicing daily mindfulness, the dangerous reality of human trafficking in Hawaiʻi, and most recently coping techniques for anxiety and stress. We hope […]


4th Annual Hawaiʻi Island Community Food Summit

The 4th Annual Hawaiʻi Island Community Food Summit took place July 29 through August 1 with the theme of building a circular food system economy: empowering collective action for sustainable change. Presented in a hybrid format by the Hawaiʻi Island Food Alliance (HIFA) with funding from the Department of Health, SNAPEd, and County of Hawaiʻi, […]


Vision Zero Maui: Speed mitigation campaign

Speeding is a serious safety threat that ends lives and damages communities. Vehicle speed plays a major role in crash fatalities – people struck by vehicles traveling 50 mph or higher have only a 10% chance of survival. More than a quarter of traffic fatalities that occurred on Maui from 2014-2018 included speed as a […]

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New research on comprehensive tobacco regulations in Hawai‘i

The end of the 2021 session at the Hawai‘i State Legislature marked yet another missed opportunity to enact meaningful e-cigarette regulations, despite data showing that one in three Hawai‘i high schoolers currently use vape products. New research published by Dr. Frank Chaloupka of the University of Illinois at Chicago, however, offers reason to remain optimistic […]


CTFH Maui, Molokai and Lāna‘i continues to work on health for Maui County

The Coalition for Tobacco-Free Hawaiʻi for Maui, Molokai and Lāna‘i (Maui Tobacco Coalition) continues to convene on an ongoing basis despite some major transitions earlier this year. The pandemic still poses challenges for the residents of Maui County and secondhand smoke is an ongoing issue for residents of multi-unit housing. Priorities for the Maui Tobacco […]