Entries by HubforHealth

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Food systems workforce development for food security and sustainability

When the Hawai‘i State Legislature recessed indefinitely on March 17, 2020 due to the COVID-19 crisis, members of the Hawai‘i Farm to School Hui Legislation & Policy Committee proactively began working to transition the 2020 Policy Agenda for food systems education into a proposal to support Hawai‘i’s economic, social, and environmental recovery and resiliency. The […]

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Secondhand smoke exposure in multiunit housing intensified during COVID-19 shut down

Exposure to secondhand smoke is dangerous, and there is no safe level of exposure. For people with underlying health conditions, exposure to secondhand smoke can even be life-threatening. So for non-smokers who live in multiunit housing complexes where secondhand smoke drifts from designated smoking areas, privately-owned lanai, or even through vents from other units, it […]

DA BUX program is now live statewide

The Food Basket’s DA BUX program officially launched statewide on June 24, 2020. Proudly called a “triple win” for Hawaiʻi, the DA BUX Double Up Food Bucks program helps families, farmers, and communities.  Funded by the Gus Schumacher Nutrition Incentive Program and statewide partners who provided matching contributions, families’ purchasing power is doubled when they […]

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North Kohala Food Access calls about more than just food

Statewide, organizations, communities, and individuals have come together in a time of crisis to work cooperatively, think creatively, and lift one another higher than they could go on their own. One sparkling example of a community’s resilience, resourcefulness, and tenacity is the district of North Kohala on Hawaiʻi Island, home to Leslie Nugent, associate director […]

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Kaua‘i: Doing Our Part To #TakeDownTobacco

Every year the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK) encourages youth across the nation to participate in national Kick Butts Day, but with the rise in e-cigarette use, it was time for a rebranding to ensure goals of taking down all tobacco products were heard loud and clear. This year, the Take Down Tobacco event emerged […]

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Fall 2020 internships and volunteer opportunities at HIPHI

We are currently accepting Fall 2020 internship applications for university students and high school students (read below). Volunteer opportunities are open year-round. Please read the instructions on how to apply, and email contact@hiphi.org with any questions. Make sure you type “Internship” or “Volunteering” in the subject line so we can respond in a timely manner. […]

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Hawai‘i School Garden Talk Story Weekly Sessions

Hawai‘i Farm to School Hui members held the first Hawai’i School Garden Talk Story online session on Friday, April 17th, 2020, and will be hosting a series of weekly online events in support of educators and school garden programs during school closures. Guest speaker presentations on each topic (details and dates below) will take place […]