Entries by HubforHealth

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Spring Update from the Executive Director

Aloha! We kicked off the new year with a fun and engaging board and staff retreat at the Kilauea Military Camp in Volcano on the Big Island. It was the first time HIPHI’s annual board and staff retreat was held on a neighbor island, providing time for the board and staff to reflect upon and […]

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Smokers: Kaua‘i is #NotAnAshtray

Each year, Kaua‘i volunteers pick up a shocking amount of tobacco butts from beaches, parks, roadsides, and other public locations. Nationally, cigarettes-use rates are at an all-time low, yet cigarette butts continue to be the most commonly littered item. All in all, cigarette butts create an estimated 1.69 billion pounds of toxic litter each year […]

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Maui County HEAL committees have a strong agenda for 2018

The Healthy Eating + Active Living (HEAL) Coalition for Maui, Molokaʻi and Lanaʻi welcomes 2018 with some wonderful activities coming down the pike. Maui HEAL Coalition has three main committees: Pōhai ʻAi Pono-Access to Healthy Food, Pōhai ʻImi Ala- Built Environment, Pōhai Wahi Hana- Workforce Wellness. Each committee has objectives, goals and activities in the […]

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Kicking off the New Year with the Kaua‘i Independent Food Bank

We kicked off our Perspectives on Community Health field trips for 2018 with the Kaua’i Independent Food Bank (KIFB), which has been providing education and nutritious food for the hungry and responding to emergencies, for more than 20 years. On January 25, our group of 15 volunteered their time to give back to this organization that […]

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Growing state-level support for farm to school

“Staying inside the classroom isn’t probably the best for your health,” observed a 4th grade student and active school gardener from Waikīkī Elementary School as he spoke to over one hundred attendees at the Farm to School Legislative Breakfast on January 25, 2018. Organized by the Hawai‘i Farm to School Hui (a program of the […]

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Smoke-Free Vehicles with Keiki passes Maui County Council

Maui County Council unanimously passed Bill 6, which prohibits smoking in vehicles when persons under the age of 18 are present, on February 2, 2018. The bill will go into effect on July 1, 2018. After more than five years of efforts on the part of the Coalition for a Tobacco-Free Hawai‘i (Coalition) and community […]

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Job Opening: ORISE Fellow at the Inouye International Airport

Are you interested in working for the CDC as an ORISE Fellow at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport, Honolulu, HI? It’s a full-time position and you will be paid according to educational level (Bachelors would be equivalent to a GS-7 government scale salary, Masters equivalent to a GS-9). The fellowship is a minimum of […]

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New poll shows strong support for policies that reduce sugary drink consumption by keiki

POLICIES TO REDUCE CONSUMPTION OF SUGARY DRINKS BY KEIKI RECEIVE STRONG PUBLIC SUPPORT HONOLULU, FEBRUARY 6 — Nearly 8 out of 10 parents (77 percent) support healthy default beverages in children’s meals at Hawai‘i restaurants, according to a recent public opinion poll conducted by Hawai‘i Public Health Institute (HIPHI). The results show support for two pieces of legislation […]