Entries by HubforHealth

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Candidate Survey on public health issues in Hawai‘i

As policy plays a significant role in our work at Hawai‘i Public Health Institute (HIPHI), we conduct an annual survey of elected officials and candidates that run for office, depending on the year. As 2018 is an election year, we have sent a survey to all candidates running for office in Hawai‘i, asking them for […]

Users sue JUUL for addicting them to nicotine

JUUL LABS, THE San Francisco-based e-cigarette company, is under pressure from parents, schools, public health advocates, lawmakers, and the Food and Drug Administration for its popularity with younger users, who have gravitated to Juul’s discrete rechargeable vaping device and nicotine pods in flavors like mango and fruit medley. Now come the lawsuits. Since April, consumers […]

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Job Opening: HIPHI Coalitions Assistant for Hawai‘i County

We are seeking an experienced community-driven individual to assist in the coordination and implementation of public health projects and initiatives at the Hawai‘i Public Health Institute (HIPHI) for Hawai‘i County and will be physically located in West Hawai‘i County. This position reports to the Community Coordinator for Hawai‘i County and the Programs Director (in Honolulu) and […]

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Hawaii’s Families Should Smile With Confidence

Since 2010, Hawai‘i has received a failing grade in three oral health report cards published by The Pew Center on the States. Specifically, Medicaid does not provide any preventive oral health care for adults and only emergency dental (extraction or pain management). This has resulted in many low-income adults only seeking dental care for acute […]

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Summer 2018 Update from the Executive Director

As the summer heats up, we would like to take a moment to remember our friends and partners impacted by the floods on O‘ahu and Kaua‘i in April as well as those suffering in the Puna district. Our heartfelt thoughts go out to everyone impacted. Last week, at HIPHI’s very first Summer Social event, we […]