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Health Champion: West Hawai‘i Community Health Center

The West Hawai‘i Community Health Center (WHCHC) is a vital partner to the Hawai‘i Public Health Institute (HIPHI) in Hawai‘i County.  As an active ally for both Tobacco-Free Hawai‘i Island (TFHI) coalition and the Hawai‘i Island…

Inspired to Live and Breathe - Exposing the ESD Epidemic

The Tobacco-Free Hawai`i Island (TFHI) coalition, a program of Hawai‘i Public Health Institute (HIPHI), hosted 35 community members on Wednesday, August 29, for a first-ever town hall meeting on the state's alarming vaping rates among youth. According…
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Job Opening: HIPHI Coalitions Assistant for Hawai‘i County

We are seeking an experienced community-driven individual to assist in the coordination and implementation of public health projects and initiatives at the Hawai‘i Public Health Institute (HIPHI) for Hawai‘i County and will be physically…

Healthy Heroes on the Big Island

The Tobacco-Free Hawai`i Island coalition and the Healthy Eating + Active Living (HEAL) Big Island partners collaborated with two college seniors, Val Balkin and Bianca Bianca Keohokapu, from the University of Hawai`i at Hilo Bachelors of Nursing…
Hawaii County ESD presentation

Hawai‘i County now has 38 facilitators tackling vaping among youth

The Tobacco-Free Hawai‘i Island (TFHI) Coalition (a recent merger of the East and West Tobacco Free Hawai‘i coalitions) is geared up and ready to tackle the growing Electronic Smoking Devices (ESD) youth epidemic in Hawai‘i County. According…

ESD use running rampant in East Hawai‘i

The Tobacco-Free East Hawai‘i (TFEH) Coalition has been educating youth about the harmful effects of smoking and second-hand smoke for the past 15 years. Since 2003, we have seen the youth tobacco use rates drop significantly, from 22 percent…

Hawai‘i Island HEAL Recognizes Diabetes Awareness Month

Hawai‘i Island HEAL Recognizes Diabetes Awareness Month Saturday, November 18, began early for those participating in the PATH/LavaKids Family Fun Run & Walk at the West Hawai’i Civic Center in Kailua Kona. Community organizations…
Pana'ewa Farm Perspectives Field Trip

Perspectives on Community Health: Our visit to UH Hilo Agricultural Farm in Panaʻewa

Hawai‘i Public Health Institute in East Hawai‘i recently ventured out to the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo’s agricultural Farm in Panaʻewa. On September 19, fifteen energetic community partners visited Panaʻewa for a personal and hands-on…
Malaai Gardens

A garden of discovery on the Big Island

The residents of Na Kahua Hale O Ulu Wini – Housing Project Kona wanted to develop a garden so that fruits and vegetables would more accessible and affordable. The idea evolved further into a youth-led project to build and care for a garden…
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Hiring: HIPHI Community Coalition Coordinator for Maui County

We are excited to announce that we are hiring for our Maui County Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) coalition coordinator position! We are looking for an experienced, community-driven individual to lead and grow our HEAL coalition in Maui…
Hilo Medical Center

Hilo Medical Center helps new parents understand dangers of secondhand smoke

When it’s time to take a newborn baby home from Hilo Medical Center, parents have everything they need to create a healthy transition at home: diapers and diaper bag, breastfeeding information, car seat safely installed and now smoke-free…
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Star Advertiser LTE: Honolulu should ban smoking in cars

As printed in the Star-Advertiser on August 4, 2017: Honolulu should ban smoking in cars With most of our keiki returning to school, the Coalition for Tobacco-Free East Hawaii is thrilled to see the Honolulu City Council introduce a bill…