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Winter 2020 Update from our Executive Director

What a year 2020 has been. While it has been a year of challenges and hardships, there have been silver linings for which we are grateful. We have witnessed our community come together to address immediate response needs and to challenge the status quo. Recognizing the need to not just return to normal but to […]

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Maui’s social host ordinance: an effective solution to prevent underage drinking

As the world continues to be homebound, communities across Hawaiʻi are looking closer at how we protect everyone, especially our most vulnerable, while at home. Our homes have served as a safe environment protecting us from a global pandemic; while for many, the coronavirus lockdown has spotlighted the ongoing crises of child abuse and domestic […]

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Winter 2020 public health job opportunities

HIPHI Food Access Coordinator (Maui County) Deadline to apply: January 8, 2021, 5:00pm HIPHI is continuing to grow its food systems capacity. This position seeks to build collaborative capacity within Maui County’s (Maui, Molokai and Lānaʻi) food and commercial agriculture systems to advance high-impact systems interventions. This position will also be responsible to initiate community-building […]

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Vision Zero Maui: action plans, virtual town halls and more

Led by Maui’s Healthy Eating + Active Living Coalition (HEAL) and Maui Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), the Vision Zero Maui program is part of a nationwide movement that calls for safer streets for communities. The goal is to have zero traffic-related fatalities and serious injuries by 2040 while promoting safe, healthy mobility for everyone — […]

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From REAL to real life: Advocating for a tobacco-free Hawaiʻi

The Tobacco-Free Hawaiʻi Island (TFHI) Coalition is a vibrant group of community partners from community health centers, education, public health, non-profits, native Hawaiian health care, and government agencies.  Through dedicated coalition partners, we have led the most progressive tobacco control policies in the state of Hawaiʻi; many of our current partners began advocating for tobacco […]

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CTFH Youth Council sees growth and selects policy priority

For the Coalition for a Tobacco-Free Hawaiʻi Youth Council, a silver lining in the COVID-19 pandemic was being forced to rethink how we deliver our programs. Over the summer, a youth leadership team was established with representatives from all four counties, including public and private schools. They met throughout the summer developing strategies to pivot […]

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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 […]