Entries by HubforHealth

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Kauai’s Bike to Work Day is Friday, May 19

In celebration of National Bike Month, Kauai will have its own Bike to Work Day on Friday morning, May 19, 2017.  Riders will meet at one of two starting points in Puhi or Kapa‘a and bike to work along suggested routes, ending at the Rotunda at the County Building, Lihue.  A light breakfast and coffee will […]

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Get Fit Kaua‘i captures “Pre TIGER” Bike/Ped baseline data

In October 2015, Kaua‘i was awarded $13 million in grant funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation. The funds will be used for the revitalization of the Lihue Town Core with a focus on improving bicycle and pedestrian facilities. On Thursday, April 27, 30 Get Fit Kaua‘i volunteers came together to collect pedestrian and cyclist […]

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Earth Day at the Bay

It is known that cigarette butts are the most littered item in the world. Every year, several trillion cigarettes butts are carelessly discarded on the ground.  In the case of our islands, many of those cigarette butts end up on our beaches and in the ocean. On Friday April 21, 2017, Tobacco Free Kaua’i partnered with […]

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The Maui Nui Youth Council Leadership and Advocacy Retreat

Saturday, April 22nd was a full day. It was Earth Day, the three year anniversary of the County of Maui Tobacco-Free Beaches and Parks Law, and the kick-off for the Maui Nui Youth Council, which came together for the first time to participate in a Leadership and Advocacy Retreat. The Maui Nui Youth Council (MNYC) was established […]

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Kalaupapa Community Perspectives Trip

It’s easy to find who you’re looking for at Ho‘olehua Airport on Molokai, which is a good thing when a group of 17 people need to meet up there, most of whom have never met. That’s how our Community Perspectives trip to Kalaupapa began. Luckily, everyone made it and no one’s flight was delayed – […]

Bike to Work Day – Save the Date

In celebration of National Bike Month, Kauai will have its own Bike to Work Day on Friday morning, May 19, 2017.  Riders will meet at one of two starting points in Lihue or Kapaa and bike to work along suggested routes, ending at the Rotunda at the County Building, Lihue.  A light breakfast and coffee […]

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 […]

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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 […]