Entries by HubforHealth

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Partnership and education take on vape epidemic

As the vaping epidemic rages on in Hawai‘i County, the Tobacco-Free Hawai’i Island (TFHI) Coalition uses partnership and education to make important gains with school personnel and students. In partnership with Dr. Forrest Batz, TFHI created a comprehensive Vape 101 presentation for school administrators, faculty and staff, parent groups and community organizations as well as […]

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Mālama Kaua‘i leads farm to school expansion on Kaua‘i

Across Hawai‘i, communities are implementing farm to school programs to provide nutritious, local food to students and staff while integrating agriculture education relevant to local culture, nutrition, and food safety.  Kaua‘i Farm to School Hui Led by Mālama Kaua‘i, the Kaua‘i Farm to School Hui is a new project that began in late 2018. Supported […]

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Intern Profile: Alexis Cortez HIPHI’s Advocacy Intern

Alexis Cortes is a recent graduate of Hawai‘i Pacific University’s (HPU) Public Health bachelor’s program and has been with HIPHI’s internship program since the beginning of the 2019 legislative session. She met HIPHI’s Statewide Youth Coordinator, Scott Stensrud, at a gathering at HPU and discussed the possibility of learning about outreach and advocacy. Over the […]

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Hawai‘i Public Health Training Hui continues to grow!

The Hawai‘i Public Health Training Hui (Hui), coordinated by Hawai‘i Public Health Institute, continues to provide valuable workshops that are accessible and impactful. With one of our Hui coordinated workshops, Social Workers, Registered Dietitians, Substance Abuse Counselors (CSAC), Certified Health-Education specialist (CHES), and Nurses also receive continuing education credit hours. The first official webinar by […]

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Reserve your spot now: Community Health Worker Conference 2019

Calling all Community Health Workers! We hope you can join us at the 2019 Hawai‘i Community Health Worker Leadership Conference titled Pupukahi I Holomua: For and About Community Health Workers. Space is quickly filling up so reserve your spot today! The conference will be held on Friday, June 28, 2019, from 9:00 AM – 4:00 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]