Entries by HubforHealth

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HIPHI’s 2020 Policy Priorities

As 2019 comes to a close, we’re looking ahead to the 2020 legislative session. HIPHI’s legislative priorities will tackle some key health issues, including regulation of e-cigarettes to reverse the youth vaping epidemic, promotion of oral health access, and education and prevention of rat lungworm disease. Take a look at some of our key policy […]

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808NOVAPE Campaign Focuses On Schools

The impact and importance of the 808NOVAPE Campaign has become clearer than ever over the past five months. The 2019 school year kicked off just as the EVALI (E-cigarette and Vaping Associated Lung Injury) outbreak swept across the nation.  808NOVAPE hit the ground running, giving presentations to teachers at Kamiloiki Elementary and parents Samuel Wilder […]

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Taking the Policy and Advocacy Trainings on the Road!

Policy is a key part of the public health toolkit, and every one of us can influence legislation to make healthier choices the easier choices. HIPHI and partners seek to empower new advocates to participate in the legislative process and create change in their communities through our annual Policy and Advocacy training on O‘ahu. This […]

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Over 300 student entries for Kauaʻi 808novape ad campaign

With almost a third of Kauaʻi youth vaping, our middle and high schoolers are immersed in this issue even if they themselves do not vape. Tobacco-Free Kauaʻi (TFK) enlisted their expertise in a campaign, culminating in their first ad being published in the November 2019 edition of Kaua‘i Family Magazine, distributed quarterly in over 250 islandwide […]

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October is Farm to School Month

Hawai‘i Celebrates National Farm to School Month With Events Across the State  October’s Farm to School Month to be celebrated in Hawai‘i with hands-on events  HONOLULU, HAWAI‘I — Throughout the month of October, hundreds of events across the nation will promote the benefits of farm to school programs, which involve gardening, education, and local food […]

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Youth Council kicks off a new school year

After a successful 2018-19 year, new and returning Youth Council members are eager for 2019-20! Last year,  more than 1,800 students were reached through peer-to-peer presentations and thousands more across the state through awareness activities covered by TV, radio, and newspaper. Their Flavors Hook Kids campaign was covered by nearly every state media outlet and […]

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Meet HIPHI’s amazing volunteers

Jaime Wong and Charisse Yuen are former interns who returned to HIPHI as volunteers to help with an ongoing community assessment project. Both former interns volunteered their time and talents during their summer holidays to collect survey responses, which will help HIPHI’s partners to plan for tobacco prevention and control efforts across the state. Jaime, […]

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2019 Fall Update from the Executive Director

It’s hard to believe that the summer has come and gone. I would like to thank all of you who came to our annual Summer Social at the end of June at the Pacific Club. It was a fun night of networking, sharing our legislative recap, and recognizing some of our outstanding Youth Council members. […]

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Happy birthday Hawai’i Oral Health Coalition

This summer has been full of action for the Hawai‘i Oral Health Coalition! Hawai‘i Public Health Institute (HIPHI) has collaboratively been working with Hawai‘i Children’s Action Network and Oral Health for All Hawai‘i to convene the oral health community over the past year following the Hawai‘i State Department of Health’s loss of funding for oral […]