Entries by HubforHealth

Vision Zero seeks to end traffic fatalities in Hawai‘i County

Hawai‘i Public Health Institute is an enthusiastic partner of PATH and a member of the mayor’s Active Living Advisory Committee (MALAC), as well as an advocate for Vision Zero in Hawai’i County. On Wednesday, February 20, the Hawai’i County Council Transportation Committee passed Resolution Number 38-19 to adopt the goals, strategies, and policies of the […]


Spring update from the executive director

I hope your year is off to a great start! HIPHI has been as busy as ever this first quarter. The legislative session started in January and HIPHI is once again supporting numerous bills aimed at reducing smoking and vaping, improving nutrition and physical activity opportunities, improving oral health access, and more. Thank you to […]

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National Public Health Week: Windward Zero Waste School Hui field trip

Tucked away past the Ko‘olau Mountains is a revolutionary program striving for a zero-waste Hawai‘i. The Windward Zero Waste School Hui is a partnership of Windward schools working cooperatively in the pursuit of waste reduction, soil restoration, and applied environmental education. Schools in the Hui are Ka‘ohao School, Ka‘elepulu Elementary, Kainalu Elementary, Enchanted Lake Elementary […]


West Hawai’i Inspire to Live and Breathe town hall recap

Hawai‘i County youth have the highest rate of e-cigarette use in the state; a rate that is multiple times higher than the national rate. To help reverse this trend, Tobacco-Free Hawai‘i Island (TFHI) hosted 34 community members on Wednesday, February 20, 2018, at the West Hawai‘i Community Health Center for another installment of InSpire to […]

Save the Date: Community Health Worker Conference 2019

Calling all Community Health Workers! We are excited to announce the 2019 Hawai‘i Community Health Worker Leadership Conference, titled Pūpūkahi I Holomua: For and About Community Health Workers. Join us and your fellow CHWs and allies from across the state for a day of learning, sharing and networking. Be a part of the discussion on […]


HIPHI welcomes Hawai’i Public Health Training Hui

Hawai‘i Public Health Training Hui was established in 2006 to provide workforce training and to nurture collaboration among public health professionals across the state. Members are surveyed on their continuing education and technical assistance needs and then the work begins to search out and provide tools and training to meet those needs. In late 2018, […]


2019 Mid-Session Legislative Update

As we approach the halfway point of the legislative session, we are grateful that all of HIPHI’s legislative priorities are moving. Unfortunately, we only have one bill alive for each priority; all originated in the Senate. We thank all of our advocates that have taken action so far and ask that you continue to show […]

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#808NOVAPE Mural Campaign Wraps Up

“Don’t be a follower, be a leader.” “Above the clouds.” “Surfing > Vaping.” These are some of the handwritten messages students have left on a wall at Nanakuli High and Intermediate school… not random graffiti authored by students bored of their daily school work, but positive affirmations written onto one of six ‘Breathe Aloha’ murals […]


Maui Nui Youth Council Celebrates Success

While there are a number of youth-serving organizations in Maui County, there hasn’t been an established group that is laser-focused on the youth voice in policymaking around health and substance use. In 2016, three Maui County coalitions came together to change that by providing local advocacy training for Maui County youth. Collectively, the Maui, Molokai, Lana’i […]


#808NoVape Education Month on Kaua‘i

February was an epic month for public health on Kaua‘i. With over 50 presentations on the dangers of vaping and a number of awareness events lined up for the month, we caught the attention of Mayor Derek S. K. Kawakami who proclaimed February 2019 as #808NoVape Education Month. On February 12, the Mayor announced his […]


Kilauea, Kauai SRTS resolution passes unanimously

On Wednesday, February 20, 2019, Kaua‘i County Council voted 7-0 in favor of adopting the (community-driven) Kilauea Safe Routes to School Resolution.  The resolution will prohibit school drop-off and pick-up activity on Kamali‘i Street (creating a remote drop off.) The modifications also create a pedestrian path and bike lane in conjunction with a two-way vehicle […]