Entries by HubforHealth


Planning for multiunit smoke-free housing ordinance in Maui County

The Maui, Molokai, Lāna’i Coalition for a Tobacco-Free Hawai’i (Coalition) has decades of experience when it comes to policy change, but some policies still feel daunting to consider. One such policy is a smoke-free multiunit housing ordinance, especially since we would be the first county in the state to do so. There is public support […]

Double Up Food Bucks arrive in 2020!

The new Double Up Food Bucks (DUFB) program appropriates $50,000 per year for the next two years to provide a dollar-for-dollar match of up to $10 per visit, per day, to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) beneficiaries who purchase locally-grown fruits and vegetables. DUFB can be used at participating farmers markets, grocery stores, and community-supported […]


808NOVAPE Campaign: Fall 2019 Update

The 808NOVAPE Campaign has hit the ground running as the 2019-2020 school year begins. Our partnership with Keep It Flowing has culminated in a grand total of 10 ‘Breathe Aloha’ murals across the state with the last four murals completed within the first month of the school year. The new murals have been painted at […]


Community Partner Spotlight: Bay Clinic, Inc.

Since 1983, Bay Clinic, Inc. has served the health care needs of the underserved residents of the Hawai’i County districts of North Hilo, South Hilo, Puna, and Ka’u. Bay Clinic, Inc. is a Federally Qualified Health Center network of eight sites located in the towns of Hilo, Kea’au, Pahoa, and Na’alehu. The Mobile Health Unit […]


Ride the Kaua‘i bus for free on September 20, 2019

According to “Active Living Research”, people who use public transportation for any reason are less likely to be sedentary or obese than those who do not use public transportation. The study showed that nationwide, 29 percent of those who use transit were physically active for 30 minutes or more each day solely by walking to […]


Public Health Training Hui webinars continue to roll out

As we transitioned into the summer months, the Public Health Training Hui (PHTH) continued to hold and promote valuable and educational webinars. In July, we held a training by Mestissa Gass, PsyD, Program Director of Mental Health America of Hawai‘i, titled The Restless Mind: Finding Peace and Support in a Busy World. Dr. Gass guided […]

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Can school gardens save us?

In a recent opinion piece published by The New York Times, authors Dariush Mozaffarian and Dan Glickman assert that poor diet is the leading cause of mortality in the United States and that diet-related disease is a leading driver of skyrocketing healthcare costs and a major burden on our economy. For example, the estimated total […]


High performance public spaces: Kalena Park, Lihue

In partnership with the County of Kauai, Kauai Cares, the Lihue Boys and Girls Club, Kaniko`o Senior Housing, Lihue Court Townhomes and community members, Get Fit Kauai is leading the group charge in efforts to revitalize Kalena Park which lies in the heart of Lihue, Kauai. Dr. David Barth from Barth and Associates in Florida […]


Bikeshare expands on Big Island to Hilo

Peoples Advocacy for Trails Hawaii (PATH) is a community-based, grassroots, non-profit, public access advocacy organization serving Hawai‘i County. PATH’s mission is to promote traffic safety education and a safe environment on roadways and trails for recreation, fitness, and alternative modes of transportation.  PATH has been safely connecting people and places on Hawai‘i Island with pathways […]


Hop, jump, skip…skip the vape

On Friday, July 26, the first-ever floor ad on Kauaʻi was unveiled at Kukui Grove Shopping Center, Lihuʻe. The ad, strategically placed near Jamba Juice and the new keiki zone, is intended to trigger conversation about the dangers of vaping among youth, their peers, and their families. The 808NoVape ad depicts a colorful and fun […]