Entries by HubforHealth

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East Hawai‘i youth give us hope for a tobacco-free future

November is always a fun and active month for Tobacco-Free East Hawai`i with multiple tobacco and e-cigarette prevention presentations and, of course, the annual Waiakea High Great American Smokeout (GASO) event on November 17. On  GASO day, students challenged staff to a Whiffle Ball game during lunch to promote physical activity over vaping and smoking. The […]

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West Hawai‘i HEAL joins Chef Stephen Rouelle to tackle Diabetes through a plant-based diet

To recognize Diabetes Awareness Month in November, HIPHI Healthy Living Active Living (HEAL) Hawai’i Island and ChoiceMART at Kealakekua Ranch Center invited Chef Stephen to share his expertise, experience with plant-based eating, and his story about reducing risk for type 2 diabetes with the community on Saturday, November 5. Chef Stephen Rouelle spent over three […]

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Kauai’s Lydgate Park is now tobacco-free

With lots of hard work and dedication, Tobacco Free Kaua’i is ecstatic to announce that the pavilion at Lydgate Park and Kamalani Playground are now completely tobacco-free! Former CTFH coordinator, Valerie Saiki, worked tirelessly on this project with the help of our partner organizations, including Friends of Kamalani Playground, Department of Land and Natural Resources, and […]

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Wayfinding with Hilo Bayfront Trails

The Hawai`i Public Health Institute (HIPHI), in collaboration with the State Department of Health’s Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Division, is supporting Hilo Bayfront Trails (HBFT) in the development of a community plan to promote walking and cycling among residents and visitors. HBFT is a volunteer group of community members dedicated to the implementation […]

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Tickets: 2016 Coalition for a Tobacco-Free Hawai‘i Stakeholder Meeting

Please join us for our Annual Tobacco Stakeholder Meeting and Alaka‘i Awards on Friday, November 18th at the Ko‘olau Ballrooms! Registration is now open–the event is $25 for regular admission and $20 for students. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Phillip Gardiner, the Policy and Regulatory Sciences Program officer for the Tobacco Related Disease Research Program […]

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And another problem with cigarette butts… drought

Cigarette butt litter continues to be a worldwide issue. Littered butts can be found everywhere. On the Island of Hawai‘i, and everywhere else, this litter is found on the shoreline, beaches, parks, roadways. Butts end up in the stomachs of fish, sea turtles, birds, pets and even children. Cigarette butts are NOT biodegradable. They are […]

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Meet our new staff

We’re so excited about the new additions to our staff. On Kaua‘i, we’ve brought on Bev Brody to coordinate our physical activity and nutrition efforts and Steph Moir to continue the work of our tobacco control coalition. A big mahalo (along with some heartfelt hugs) to Valerie Saiki who has moved on to work for […]

Celebrating 20 years of accomplishment

Twenty years ago, the Coalition for a Tobacco-Free Hawai‘i (now a program of HIPHI) was formed out of island coalitions to tackle the leading cause of preventable death: tobacco use. Since our founding, the Coalition has been the lead organization in fighting for smoke-free air, funding tobacco prevention programming, increasing tobacco taxes and a host of other […]

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New Pedestrian Wayfinding Signage in Wailuku Town

55 new wayfinding signs promote health by encouraging walking and exploration of Wailuku Town’s hidden and well-known treasures The Wailuku Community Association, in collaboration with the Hawai‘i Public Health Institute (HIPHI) and the Maui Redevelopment Agency, are pleased to announce the addition of new pedestrian wayfinding signage to be installed throughout the heart of Wailuku […]

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Tobacco Cessation is BACK on Kauai!

NEED HELP QUITTING TOBACCO? SERVICES ARE BACK ON KAUA‘I! Congratulations to Malama Pono! They received a grant from the Hawaii Community Foundation to support their new tobacco cessation program. Malama Pono has hit the ground running by training three staff in tobacco cessation: Rebecca Smith, Andrew Preston and Melisse Camelo. Malama Pono conducts group or individual […]

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Bikeshare + Bike/Pedestrian Safety Campaign Launch in Kona

BIKESHARE NOW IN KAILUA KONA! People’s Advocacy for Trails Hawaii (PATH) launched the island’s first Bike Share along with an accompanying Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Campaign in Kailua Kona late August. During the Bike Share Media Event on Tuesday August 30, 2016, Tina Clothier, Executive Director of PATH, thanked the partners — consisting of public, private and nonprofit […]

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Photos: Visit to Ho‘okua‘āina in Maunawili

PERSPECTIVES ON HEALTH: Ho‘okua‘āina HIPHI, allies and friends spent the morning at Ho‘okua‘āina exploring health beyond the boundaries of medicine on our latest “Perspectives on Community Health” trip. Ho‘okua‘āina is a community group based in Maunawili in Windward O‘ahu that is using Hawaiian traditions of kalo cultivation to engage and improve the lives of today’s youth. At […]