Entries by HubforHealth

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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 Favors 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 […]

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Planning for multiunit smoke-free housing ordinance in Maui County

The Maui, Molokai, Lāna’i Coalition for a Tobacco-Free Hawai’i (Coalition) has decades of experience when it comes to policy change, but some policies still feel daunting to consider. One such policy is a smoke-free multiunit housing ordinance, especially since we would be the first county in the state to do so. There is public support […]

Double Up Food Bucks arrive in 2020!

The new Double Up Food Bucks (DUFB) program appropriates $50,000 per year for the next two years to provide a dollar-for-dollar match of up to $10 per visit, per day, to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) beneficiaries who purchase locally-grown fruits and vegetables. DUFB can be used at participating farmers markets, grocery stores, and community-supported […]

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808NOVAPE Campaign: Fall 2019 Update

The 808NOVAPE Campaign has hit the ground running as the 2019-2020 school year begins. Our partnership with Keep It Flowing has culminated in a grand total of 10 ‘Breathe Aloha’ murals across the state with the last four murals completed within the first month of the school year. The new murals have been painted at […]

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Community Partner Spotlight: Bay Clinic, Inc.

Since 1983, Bay Clinic, Inc. has served the health care needs of the underserved residents of the Hawai’i County districts of North Hilo, South Hilo, Puna, and Ka’u. Bay Clinic, Inc. is a Federally Qualified Health Center network of eight sites located in the towns of Hilo, Kea’au, Pahoa, and Na’alehu. The Mobile Health Unit […]

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Ride the Kaua‘i bus for free on September 20, 2019

According to “Active Living Research”, people who use public transportation for any reason are less likely to be sedentary or obese than those who do not use public transportation. The study showed that nationwide, 29 percent of those who use transit were physically active for 30 minutes or more each day solely by walking to […]

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Public Health Training Hui webinars continue to roll out

As we transitioned into the summer months, the Public Health Training Hui (PHTH) continued to hold and promote valuable and educational webinars. In July, we held a training by Mestissa Gass, PsyD, Program Director of Mental Health America of Hawai‘i, titled The Restless Mind: Finding Peace and Support in a Busy World. Dr. Gass guided […]

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Can school gardens save us?

In a recent opinion piece published by The New York Times, authors Dariush Mozaffarian and Dan Glickman assert that poor diet is the leading cause of mortality in the United States and that diet-related disease is a leading driver of skyrocketing healthcare costs and a major burden on our economy. For example, the estimated total […]