Entries by HubforHealth

Hawai‘i County HEAL Partnering with the Hawai‘i Island Food Alliance

The Hawai‘i Island Food Alliance (HIFA),  first convened in January 2016 by the Blue Zones Project® Hawai‘i Island,  is a partnership representing 20 organizations from diverse backgrounds. HIFA committees focus on the islands unique food-related issues, including: Healthy Food Access; Advocacy and Policy; Aloha ‘Aina – Sustainable Agriculture; Food Economic Development; and Communication. Meetings occur […]

What repealing Obamacare would mean for health in Hawai‘i

Written by Jessica Yamauchi, Executive Director, Hawai‘i Public Health Institute. Aloha, On March 6, the Trump administration and the Republican Congress introduced the American Health Care Act (AHCA), a plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), popularly referred to as Obamacare. Since the enactment of the ACA in 2010, over 20 million […]


Kick Butts Day empowers youth to become health advocates

Kick Butts Day is a national day of activism that empowers youth to stand out, speak up and seize control against Big Tobacco. Across the United States there will be more than 1,000 organized events where teachers, youth leaders and health advocates will raise awareness of the problem of tobacco use in their community, encourage […]


Dairy Road looks to become a Complete Street

Complete Streets When a street is made “Complete”, it makes the area equitable for all users: motorists, pedestrians, transit/bus users, bicyclists, and the disabled. It helps to address not only the safety of the people moving from place to place, but also serves to boost economic growth and social wellbeing. Continuous networks of safe sidewalks […]


East Hawaii Perspective on Health Visit to Pacific Aquaculture & Coastal Resource Center

On February 16, a diverse group of East Hawai‘i community leaders from academic, business, agriculture and public health areas gathered for a Perspective on Community Health field trip at the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo Pacific Aquaculture and Coastal Resource Center (PACRC). The two-hour walking tour and tasting session included a newly established marine ornamental fish […]


Wilcox Elementary puts their best foot forward

Hawai‘i Public Health Institute’s Get Fit Kaua‘i Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program continues to grow, with more schools participating in Walk to School Days (W2SD) and identifying infrastructure needs to promote safe walking and biking to school. Wilcox Elementary School, the most recent school to add W2SD to their monthly calendar, had over 300 participants […]


Whale Day and Tidal Trash Treasures

World Whale Day is an annual event held on Maui by the Pacific Whale Foundation, but this year included something new. The Tidal Trash Treasures Art Contest was open to individuals and school groups who used only the materials they gathered during beach clean-ups. In addition, 25 collected cigarette butts were required for entry. The […]

Save the Date: Kick Butts Day 3/20/17!!

Save the Date!! Kick Butts Day is March 20, 2017! Kick Butts Day is a national day of activism that empowers youth to stand-up, speak-out, and seize control against Big Tobacco. Thousands of youth will be participating in activities across the nation. The Hawai‘i Public Health Institute’s (HIPHI) Kick Butts Day event will focus on […]