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Choose Wisely: Preventing Underage Drinking In East Hawaiʻi

Choose Wisely: Preventing Underage Drinking in East Hawaiʻi

June 14, 2024

The East Hawai‘i Drug-Free Coalition (EHDFC), in partnership with the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo, School of Nursing (UH Hilo SON), and the Office of the Prosecuting Attorney, Hawai‘i County, educated 44 Kea‘au High School juniors and seniors about the…

Breathe Aloha

A New ‘Breathe Aloha’ Mural Comes to Campbell

March 28, 2024

As the youth vaping epidemic continues to rage across the State of Hawai‘i, the 808NOVAPE campaign continues to answer the calls from our local schools for help educating and encouraging our students against initiating tobacco product use through e-cigarettes. It…

Maui Youth Are Ready To Share Their Voices!

Maui Youth Are Ready to Share Their Voices!

March 27, 2024

Vaping prevention education is underway on Maui! It is important to educate our youth by helping them understand that they have a voice and can make a positive difference for their state and even their county. Schools from all over…

Youth Inspire Hawai‘i County Flavor Ban

Youth Inspire Hawai‘i County Flavor Ban

March 27, 2024

The Coalition for a Tobacco-Free Hawai‘i Island fully understands that Hawai‘i County has a youth vaping epidemic. As one part of the solution, the Coalition worked to introduce a bill that would end the sale of flavored tobacco products on…

Drive Safe: Updates On 0.05 BAC Policy And Impaired Driving Awareness

Drive Safe: Updates on 0.05 BAC Policy and Impaired Driving Awareness

March 27, 2024

As the legislative session unfolds, the Hawaiʻi Alcohol Policy Alliance remains active with advocacy efforts at the Hawai‘i State Capitol. In its ongoing mission to support evidence-based prevention policies, the Alliance recently achieved a significant milestone: the House of Representatives…

Increasing Impact Through Advocacy On Kaua‘i

Increasing Impact through Advocacy on Kaua‘i

March 27, 2024

On Saturday, March 2, 2024, the Coalition for a Tobacco-Free Hawai‘i (CTFH), Ho’okele Coalition, and the Hawai‘i Alcohol Policy Alliance (HIAPA) coordinated a training for Kaua‘i youth (ages middle and high school) and adults to gain advocacy skills, knowledge and experience in reading bills and…

100 Students And Community Advocates In State Capitol Rotunda Wearing Pink Shirts And Holding Signs.

Take Down Tobacco Day 2024

March 27, 2024

More than 100 Hawai‘i youth gathered at the State Capitol on March 20th with a message for lawmakers – it’s time to take action against Big Tobacco. Students from four islands, representing 30 public and private schools from 8th grade…

Hawai‘i State Capitol

HIPHI’s 2024 Policy Priorities

December 21, 2023

We are awaiting the 2024 Legislative Session with excitement. The legislative session is a time when we can advocate for policies that will support the state’s public health. Implementing public health policy is essential because it is a way to…

Group Photo Of 2023 EHDFC Strategic Planning Meeting

Building a Resilient East Hawai‘i: Insights and Strategies from the East Hawai‘i Drug-Free Coalition’s Community Assessment on Underage Drinking

In a proactive effort to enhance community safety and well-being, the East Hawai‘i Drug-Free Coalition embarked on completing a comprehensive six-month-long Community Needs Assessment (unscientific, self-reported and informal). This initiative aimed to examine local conditions contributing to underage drinking in…

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