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Seeking Articles for COVID-19 Special Issue: Hawaiʻi Journal of Health and Social Welfare

Here is an opportunity for those working on COVID-19 and health equity. The University of Hawaiʻi, Office of Public Health Studies is collaborating with leadership from the Hawaiʻi Department of Health, HIPHI, and the Hawaiʻi Community Foundation on a Special Issue for the Hawaiʻi Journal of Health and Social Welfare, titled: “Roadmap to a healthier […]

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New Staff Join HIPHI in August and September

HIPHI is excited to welcome five new staff members in August and September! Dr. Sonia Gupta – August 3 Dr. Sonia Gupta is our new, full-time Oral Health Manager! Sonia is based on Maui and will be working in the Maui Office when we reopen! Sonia is a practicing dentist and will continue her practice […]

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Maui Lani Roundabout Opens!

On July 29, 2020, the long-awaited Maui Lani Roundabout was officially opened to the public, earlier than expected.  Construction began at the intersection of Kamehameha Avenue and Maui Lani Parkway on April 27, 2020 and was then closed for continuous construction on June 15, 2020.  This project is a huge win for the community and […]

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Fall 2020 Update from our Executive Director

2020 continues to be a challenging year. It was almost as if the world stopped turning for a moment when we found out that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg had lost her battle to cancer. She had an extraordinary career as an advocate and pioneer, breaking down barriers against social and health inequities, fighting […]

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Farm to School Newsletter 1: Procurement / School Food

Pandemic Jumpstarts Hawaiʻi Farm to School and Food Access Programs When schools closed across the nation in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Hawai‘i Farm to School Hui leaders sprang into action in service to communities across Hawai‘i. “The relationships built and regional coordination provided by Hui members have been crucial during this time […]

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Farm to School Newsletter 1: School Gardens & Farms

Pandemic Jumpstarts Hawaiʻi Farm to School and Food Access Programs When schools closed across the nation in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Hawai‘i Farm to School Hui leaders sprang into action in service to communities across Hawai‘i. “The relationships built and regional coordination provided by Hui members have been crucial during this time […]

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Introducing new statewide coalition for responsible alcohol policies

Hawaiʻi’s alcohol policy landscape just welcomed an exciting new player. The Hawaiʻi Alcohol Policy Alliance, HIPHI’s latest emerging coalition, was recently formed and hired a Statewide Coordinator, Chelsea Gonzales, bringing advocacy experience and drive to see changes made. The Policy Alliance is a volunteer-based organization of members from communities all across the state. This coalition […]

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Oral health kits give keiki another reason to smile

During COVID-19, the oral health community stepped up, with many answering calls for donations of PPE, and volunteering during the crisis. The Hawaiʻi Oral Health Coalition was no exception, with members choosing to care for vulnerable keiki during a time when dental office visits were limited, and providing information on how to seek care and […]

Job Opening: HIPHI Statewide Food Systems Director

Position: HIPHI Statewide Food Systems Director Reports to: Executive Director  Organization Description: Hawaiʻi Public Health Institute (HIPHI) is a non-profit 501c(3) organization that was established in 1996 as the Coalition for a Tobacco-Free Hawaiʻi to address the high rates of tobacco use in Hawaiʻi. In 2012, the organization moved from a singular focus on tobacco […]

Job Opening: Statewide Oral Health Coalition Manager

Position: Statewide Oral Health Coalition Manager  Reports to: Policy Director and Executive Director  Organization Description: Hawaiʻi Public Health Institute (HIPHI) is a non-profit 501c(3) organization that was established in 1996 as the Coalition for a Tobacco-Free Hawaiʻi to address the high rates of tobacco use in Hawaiʻi. In 2012, the organization moved from a singular […]