Entries by HubforHealth

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Farm to School for Hawai‘i’s Future

In celebration of October as Farm to School Month in Hawai‘i, a Perspectives Trip was hosted by Hawai‘i Public Health Institute on October 18 during which participants visited several model farm to school sites on O‘ahu. All three core elements of successful farm to school programs were showcased, including 1) school gardens, 2) education (agriculture, […]


Health Champion: West Hawai‘i Community Health Center

The West Hawai‘i Community Health Center (WHCHC) is a vital partner to the Hawai‘i Public Health Institute (HIPHI) in Hawai‘i County.  As an active ally for both Tobacco-Free Hawai‘i Island (TFHI) coalition and the Hawai‘i Island Healthy Eating + Active Living (HI HEAL) network, the health center provides leadership and guidance in the areas of […]


Maui PD and CTFH partner to promote new smoke-free vehicles law

As students returned to school this fall, Maui Police Department (MPD) ran a two-week long special operation within school zones to promote seat belt, cell phone, and speeding laws. This year they also highlighted Maui County’s new law, which prohibits smoking in vehicles when minors are present. CTFH worked with MPD on the campaign to […]


Fall update from the executive director

Aloha! I hope you all were able to take some time this summer to enjoy with your family and friends. Most of our staff have tried to take some time off, but it has been a busy time for HIPHI. Since our last newsletter, we have welcomed two new staff members to our HIPHI ‘ohana, […]


Koloa Landing Resort is now smoke-free for employees and guests

On July 15, 2018, Koloa Landing Resort & Spa (Autograph Collection) officially enacted a tobacco-free policy for their associates. The new tobacco policy prohibits tobacco use while on the job, including during breaks, on or off the property. Guests will continue to be protected by the statewide smoke-free law which prohibits smoking indoors or within 20 […]

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Employing the Power of Education for Disease Prevention

Over 30 teachers from K-12 public, charter, and independent schools on O‘ahu and Molokai attended a fascinating workshop on “Engaging Students in Citizen Science through the Prevention of Rat Lungworm Disease” this summer at ‘Iolani School. The event garnered an enthusiastic response from the education community and was covered in an informative article by the […]


West Kaua‘i: Get involved in community planning!

Have you ever been asked to provide feedback or input on your Community Plan and felt like you didn’t have anything valuable to contribute? You might think that you should just leave it up to the experts and your elected representatives. Perhaps you are a little skeptical and think that your comments won’t be considered […]


Community Partner Feature: Selene LeGare

The Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) Coalition for Maui, Molokai and Lanaʻi has many community partners that are active in the coalition and the community. We wanted to highlight one member, Selene LeGare, in particular as a thank you for all of her hard work and dedication to promoting health and wellness in Maui County. […]

808NOVAPE Campaign Update Fall 2018

Since Memorial Day weekend, HIPHI has had two youth-produced video PSAs, ‘Formaldehyde’ and ‘Vapehead’, serve as the cornerstones for the launch of our 808NOVAPE e-cigarette counter-marketing campaign aimed at teens. This opening salvo began playing during the preshow at select Consolidated and Regal theaters across the state.  Over a 16-week span, one of those ads […]


Inspired to Live and Breathe – Exposing the ESD Epidemic

The Tobacco-Free Hawai`i Island (TFHI) coalition, a program of Hawai‘i Public Health Institute (HIPHI), hosted 35 community members on Wednesday, August 29, for a first-ever town hall meeting on the state’s alarming vaping rates among youth. According to the Department of Health’s 2017 Youth Tobacco Survey, Hawai‘i County youth have the highest rates of e-cigarette […]