Entries by HubforHealth

, ,

Perspectives on Community Health visits the Friendship House on Kaua‘i

Friendship House is a psychiatric rehabilitation program for about 70 adult Kaua‘i residents with both serious mental illness and a desire to improve their quality of life. The mission of Friendship House is to provide a safe, accepting environment reflective of the Clubhouse Model in which individuals with mental illness are offered empowering opportunities to reach their full […]

,

Seasons Greetings from the Executive Director

Happy Holidays! Wow, where has 2018 gone!?  It has been a busy, fulfilling year for HIPHI and we have all of you to thank. In 2018, we held our first statewide e-cigarette conference, engaged with Community Health Workers across the state, helped to write a statewide oral health strategic plan, held a healthy beverage summit, […]

HIPHI’s 2019 Policy Priorities

The new year marks the beginning of a new legislative biennium where HIPHI will be championing policies to address the youth vaping epidemic, curb sugary beverage consumption, expand healthy meals to low-income families, and promote oral health access. We need your support to move these priorities forward. End the Sale of Candy-Flavored Tobacco A bill […]

, ,

HIPHI and partners clear the cloud at first-ever ESD conference

In late October, the Coalition for a Tobacco Free Hawai‘i (Coalition), a program of Hawai‘i Public Health Institute, along with the Hawai‘i Community Foundation and the Hawai‘i State Department of Health (DOH), hosted the state’s first-ever Electronic Smoking Devices (ESD) conference. Over 200 participants from various sectors, including education, law enforcement, state and city attorneys, […]

,

Meet the Maui Coalition for Drug Free Youth

HIPHI recently welcomed Maui Coalition for Drug-Free Youth (MCDFY) and its two staff members, Rick Collins and Ashlee Chapman, to the HIPHI ‘ohana. Formed in 2013, MCDFY is a local community coalition of partner organizations and individuals committed to reducing underage alcohol use and youth substance use in Maui County. Some coalition members, concerned citizens, […]

,

Vision Zero by 2040

On September 15, Maui Mayor Alan Arakawa made a proclamation, called Vision 2040, to eliminate traffic deaths on Maui by 2040. To kick off the launch, Creating Healthier Communities — a collaboration between Hawai‘i State Department of Health, Maui Metropolitan Planning Organization, County of Maui Department of Planning, County of Maui Department of Public Works, HEAL Coalition […]

,

HIPHI Youth Council In Action

It’s been a busy fall for Youth Council! In late September, the Youth Council selected their policy priority to ban flavored tobacco products and honed their public speaking skills in front of their fellow members. In October, they worked on developing island-based strategies to gather support for a prohibition on flavored tobacco products. It wasn’t […]

,

Get Fit Kauai’s Fitness Week on Rice

Get Fit Kauai’s Fitness Week on Rice was a week-long fitness experience in Lihue that inspired healthy lifestyles and a sense of community. It was an occasion to highlight Lihue’s gyms and fitness studios and provide opportunities for people to engage in activities that promote health, well-being, and community. Over 200 people took advantage of […]

,

Get Fit Kauai’s 2018 Worksite Wellness Challenge

On November 16, representatives from 15 worksites attended Get Fit Kauai’s Worksite Wellness Challenge Awards Breakfast celebrating the conclusion of the highly successful nine-month challenge. Participating agencies/companies focus on making system, policy, and/or environmental changes at work. In February of this year, each team was given an initial questionnaire to determine how “healthy” their place of […]

,

Helping to Clear the Cloud on Kaua‘i

On November 15, Kaua‘i hosted an amazing half-day conference to address the vaping epidemic that faces our youth and young adults. We know that youth are using vaping products at an alarming rate nationwide, but the numbers are among the highest here in Hawai‘i. On Kaua‘i, 45.3 percent of high school students and 27.6 percent […]

,

First Hawai‘i Anti-Vaping Conference Helps Those on the Frontline to Combat Youth E-Cigarette Use

HONOLULU, OCTOBER 30 — Today, more than 200 Hawai‘i teachers, school administrators, law enforcement officials, and public health advocates attended the state’s first-ever conference addressing the rise and health risks of youth vaping. The sold-out event, organized by Hawai‘i Public Health Institute and funded through a grant from Hawai‘i Community Foundation, comes as youth vaping rates have reached alarming rates, capturing the […]