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MEDIA RELEASE: Twenty-five Years in the War on Tobacco: Wins, Losses & Lies

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 28, 2021 MEDIA CONTACT Kirsty Gallaher Communications Director, Hawaiʻi Public Health Institute kirsty@hiphi.org TWENTY-FIVE YEARS IN THE WAR ON TOBACCO: WINS, LOSSES & LIES Coalition for a Tobacco-Free Hawaiʻi Hosts 25th Anniversary Event (HAWAIʻI) – The Coalition for a Tobacco-Free Hawaiʻi, a program of the Hawaiʻi Public Health Institute, celebrates 25 […]

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Kūpuna Food Security Coalition releases Request for Proposals for projects serving Kauaʻi County, Maui County, Hawaiʻi County

The Kūpuna Food Security Coalition (“KFSC”), administered by HIPHI, is now accepting proposals for Kauaʻi County, Maui County, and/or Hawaiʻi County that leverage lessons learned in the KFSC After Action Report (tinyurl.com/KFSCafteractionreport) to: 1) address immediate food insecurity needs among low-income kūpuna, and 2) build up long-term capacity of community-based food and support systems that […]

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MEDIA RELEASE: State Renews Farm to School Commitment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 30, 2021 MEDIA CONTACT Kirsty Gallaher Communications Director, Hawaiʻi Public Health Institute kirsty@hiphi.org STATE RENEWS FARM TO SCHOOL COMMITMENT Hawaiʻi celebrates Farm to School Month and establishment of formal program in the Hawai‘i Department of Education (HAWAIʻI) – Farm to school programs enhance the total well-being of students, families, schools, and […]

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Hawaiʻi alcohol policy alliance prepares for session

Throughout the summer, the Hawai‘i Alcohol Policy Alliance (Alliance) has continued its advocacy work in preparation for the upcoming 2022 legislative session! The Alliance is focusing on two community priorities. 1) Reducing the harmful effects of excessive alcohol consumption in the State, by increasing the alcohol excise tax and 2) is reducing alcohol-related motor vehicle […]

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Fall 2021 Update from our CEO

Aloha Everyone, Tired of COVID-19? You’re not alone! Many of us are tired and are likely to be suffering from some form of  “COVID-19 fatigue”. The American Medical Association wrote an article earlier this year about this issue with some helpful tips, AMA COVID-19 Fatigue article. It is important that we all continue to also […]

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MEDIA RELEASE: COALITION FOR A TOBACCO-FREE HAWAIʻI YOUTH COUNCIL HONORED AS NATIONAL GROUP YOUTH ADVOCATES OF THE YEAR

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 23, 2021 COALITION FOR A TOBACCO-FREE HAWAIʻI YOUTH COUNCIL HONORED AS NATIONAL GROUP YOUTH ADVOCATES OF THE YEAR Awards Event to Take Place Wednesday, September 29, 2021 (WASHINGTON, D.C.) –  Members of the Coalition for a Tobacco-Free Hawaiʻi Youth Council have received national recognition for their leadership in the fight against […]

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HIPHI COVID-19 Special Update 8/2

COVID-19 SPECIAL UPDATE 8/2: What Can We Do About Rising Cases in Hawaiʻi?      COVID-19 infections in our state continue to rise, with the Delta variant driving new infections. As of today, there were 365 new cases and a six percent average of positive test results; in comparison to last month, the average new […]

Supporting and Promoting our Community Health Workers

It has been an exciting six months for our Community Health Worker (CHW) network and we look forward to continuing this progress over the summer. CHWs have been instrumental in our state’s vaccination efforts, helping to disseminate COVID-19 vaccine information, assisting with community drives, and reaching out to their community members in rural areas. We […]

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New staff join HIPHI in Spring 2021

HIPHI welcomed three new staff over the spring, bringing our numbers to 31 and continuing momentum in some important positions.  Amanda Fernandes is the Policy and Advocacy Director at Hawaiʻi Public Health Institute, where she oversees legislative initiatives affecting public health at the state and local level. She works closely with community stakeholders, partner nonprofit […]

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HIPHI international dialogues highlight UN solutions for island food systems

Exciting developments continue in the island food systems arena. United Nations Secretary-General António Gutierres will convene a Food Systems Summit as part of the Decade of Action to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. In preparation for this summit, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations Secretariat conducted a briefing in […]