Entries by HubforHealth


Get Fit Kauai’s Mayor-a-thon 2019 is Saturday, June 22

Come one, come all to one of the most enjoyed community events on Kaua‘i!  It’s the 11th annual Mayor-a-thon on Saturday, June 22, from 6:30 – 10 a.m. at Kapa`a Beach Park. You can walk, run, bike, or stroll anywhere from 1 – 8 miles along the beautiful Ke Ala Hele Makalae (path by the […]


Maui County is ‘training the trainer’ on vape education

Youth vaping has reached epidemic proportions nationally and Maui County is no exception. In fact, we have much higher youth use rates than the national average, with 32.3 percent of our high school students actively vaping and 18.3 percent of our middle school kids using according to the 2017 Youth Risk Behavior Survey. On the […]


Creating safe spaces for active living on Hawai‘i Island

On a misty Monday morning, April 22, 2019, more than 30 partners from the State of Hawai‘i Department of Transportation (DOT), Hawai‘i County Department of Public Works, Mass Transit, Planning, SSFM International (SSFM), Hawai‘i Public Health Institute, Waimea Trails and engaged community partners, canvased Waimea town for a four-mile walk audit with transportation expert, Peter […]


Whole Foods Market 5% Day to Benefit HIPHI’s Healthy Eating + Active Living Community Coalitions

 Partnership will help promote access to healthy food options and help promote physical activity through built environment improvements April 15, 2019 (HONOLULU) – Today, the Hawai’i Public Health Institute (HIPHI) announced that its program, Healthy Eating + Active Living (HEAL), will be the beneficiary of Whole Foods Market’s upcoming 5% Day on Thursday, April 18, at all […]

Vision Zero seeks to end traffic fatalities in Hawai‘i County

Hawai‘i Public Health Institute is an enthusiastic partner of PATH and a member of the mayor’s Active Living Advisory Committee (MALAC), as well as an advocate for Vision Zero in Hawai’i County. On Wednesday, February 20, the Hawai’i County Council Transportation Committee passed Resolution Number 38-19 to adopt the goals, strategies, and policies of the […]


Spring update from the executive director

I hope your year is off to a great start! HIPHI has been as busy as ever this first quarter. The legislative session started in January and HIPHI is once again supporting numerous bills aimed at reducing smoking and vaping, improving nutrition and physical activity opportunities, improving oral health access, and more. Thank you to […]

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National Public Health Week: Windward Zero Waste School Hui field trip

Tucked away past the Ko‘olau Mountains is a revolutionary program striving for a zero-waste Hawai‘i. The Windward Zero Waste School Hui is a partnership of Windward schools working cooperatively in the pursuit of waste reduction, soil restoration, and applied environmental education. Schools in the Hui are Ka‘ohao School, Ka‘elepulu Elementary, Kainalu Elementary, Enchanted Lake Elementary […]


West Hawai’i Inspire to Live and Breathe town hall recap

Hawai‘i County youth have the highest rate of e-cigarette use in the state; a rate that is multiple times higher than the national rate. To help reverse this trend, Tobacco-Free Hawai‘i Island (TFHI) hosted 34 community members on Wednesday, February 20, 2018, at the West Hawai‘i Community Health Center for another installment of InSpire to […]