Entries by HubforHealth

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Summer Update from the Executive Director

Aloha Everyone, Summer is here and legislative session has come and gone — mahalo to all who supported HIPHI and our policy priorities this legislative session. Our 2019 legislative agenda highlighted 21 legislative policies to advance public health, as submitted by HIPHI and our partners. Seven of these made it across the finish line, including […]

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Tobacco-Free Me! education available on Kaua‘i

Each year, May 31 marks World No Tobacco Day, but this year in Hawai’i it also marks the last day of public school for the year. This last school year, tobacco education has increased dramatically on Kaua’i – especially with the pressing need to educate youth on the health hazards of vape products. But saying […]

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Get Fit Kaua‘i helps kupuna eat healthier

Food insecurity for our seniors is a growing problem. Between 2001 and 2013, the number of older Americans that experience uncertainty over where their food would come from more than doubled nationwide. One in six seniors now faces the threat of hunger. Due to our rural geography and limited public transportation, the kupuna on Kaua‘i […]

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Partnership and education take on vape epidemic

As the vaping epidemic rages on in Hawai‘i County, the Tobacco-Free Hawai’i Island (TFHI) Coalition uses partnership and education to make important gains with school personnel and students. In partnership with Dr. Forrest Batz, TFHI created a comprehensive Vape 101 presentation for school administrators, faculty and staff, parent groups and community organizations as well as […]

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Mālama Kaua‘i leads farm to school expansion on Kaua‘i

Across Hawai‘i, communities are implementing farm to school programs to provide nutritious, local food to students and staff while integrating agriculture education relevant to local culture, nutrition, and food safety.  Kaua‘i Farm to School Hui Led by Mālama Kaua‘i, the Kaua‘i Farm to School Hui is a new project that began in late 2018. Supported […]

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Intern Profile: Alexis Cortez HIPHI’s Advocacy Intern

Alexis Cortes is a recent graduate of Hawai‘i Pacific University’s (HPU) Public Health bachelor’s program and has been with HIPHI’s internship program since the beginning of the 2019 legislative session. She met HIPHI’s Statewide Youth Coordinator, Scott Stensrud, at a gathering at HPU and discussed the possibility of learning about outreach and advocacy. Over the […]

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Hawai‘i Public Health Training Hui continues to grow!

The Hawai‘i Public Health Training Hui (Hui), coordinated by Hawai‘i Public Health Institute, continues to provide valuable workshops that are accessible and impactful. With one of our Hui coordinated workshops, Social Workers, Registered Dietitians, Substance Abuse Counselors (CSAC), Certified Health-Education specialist (CHES), and Nurses also receive continuing education credit hours. The first official webinar by […]

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Reserve your spot now: Community Health Worker Conference 2019

Calling all Community Health Workers! We hope you can join us at the 2019 Hawai‘i Community Health Worker Leadership Conference titled Pupukahi I Holomua: For and About Community Health Workers. Space is quickly filling up so reserve your spot today! The conference will be held on Friday, June 28, 2019, from 9:00 AM – 4:00 […]