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#808NOVAPE Mural Campaign Wraps Up

“Don’t be a follower, be a leader.” “Above the clouds.” “Surfing > Vaping.” These are some of the handwritten messages students have left on a wall at Nanakuli High and Intermediate school… not random graffiti authored by students bored of their daily school work, but positive affirmations written onto one of six ‘Breathe Aloha’ murals […]


Maui Nui Youth Council Celebrates Success

While there are a number of youth-serving organizations in Maui County, there hasn’t been an established group that is laser-focused on the youth voice in policymaking around health and substance use. In 2016, three Maui County coalitions came together to change that by providing local advocacy training for Maui County youth. Collectively, the Maui, Molokai, Lana’i […]


#808NoVape Education Month on Kaua‘i

February was an epic month for public health on Kaua‘i. With over 50 presentations on the dangers of vaping and a number of awareness events lined up for the month, we caught the attention of Mayor Derek S. K. Kawakami who proclaimed February 2019 as #808NoVape Education Month. On February 12, the Mayor announced his […]


Kilauea, Kauai SRTS resolution passes unanimously

On Wednesday, February 20, 2019, Kaua‘i County Council voted 7-0 in favor of adopting the (community-driven) Kilauea Safe Routes to School Resolution.  The resolution will prohibit school drop-off and pick-up activity on Kamali‘i Street (creating a remote drop off.) The modifications also create a pedestrian path and bike lane in conjunction with a two-way vehicle […]


Maui Food Bank launches Give Healthy food drive

Food banks receive a wealth of unhealthy food donations: processed food, heavily-salted canned vegetables and beans, and other items with shockingly long shelf lives. While well intentioned, these foods often go to populations that are at a higher risk of obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. Late last year, Maui Food Bank (MFB) launched the Give […]


Breathe Aloha Mural Tour promotes healthful living while beautifying school campuses

Statewide campaign helps raise awareness about harmful effects of youth vaping 808NOVAPE (a project of Hawai‘i Public Health Institute) along with Keep It Flowing LLC (a multimedia design and awareness-through-art organization) have partnered once again to inspire, create, and execute a large-scale mural campaign aimed at educating Hawaii’s youth on the health harms and consequences […]


New Visual Display At Capitol Urges Lawmakers To Protect Kids By Ending Sale And Distribution of Flavored Tobacco Products

More than 100 organizations and influencers endorse legislation to end the sale and distribution of flavored tobacco products  HONOLULU, FEBRUARY 4 — This afternoon, Lieutenant Governor Josh Green, Senator Karl Rhoads, Senator Rosalyn Baker, Senate Minority Leader Kurt Fevella, Department of Education Assistant Superintendent Heidi Armstrong, Department of Health Director Bruce Anderson, Hawaii Association of Independent Schools Executive Director […]

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2019 Policy Agenda available today

We have released our annual Public Health Legislative Agenda to highlight key public health bills expected to be introduced and debated in the state legislature. With at least 3,000 bills typically introduced each year, our annual Public Health Legislative Agenda aims to put the spotlight on key public health legislation expected to be introduced and […]


Seasons Greetings from the Executive Director

Happy Holidays! Wow, where has 2018 gone!?  It has been a busy, fulfilling year for HIPHI and we have all of you to thank. In 2018, we held our first statewide e-cigarette conference, engaged with Community Health Workers across the state, helped to write a statewide oral health strategic plan, held a healthy beverage summit, […]