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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…
hawaii local food

Online marketplace for local farmers and consumers to sell and buy local food

This just in from the Kohala Center:  New web-based marketing opportunity for Hawai‘i food producers Hawaii Local Food is a new website that makes it easy for farmers and consumers across Hawai‘i to sell and buy local food. Similar…
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Walking audits across the state present opportunities for improvement

The American Planning Association Hawai‘i chapter, Hawai’i Public Health Institute, and the Hawai’i Department of Health teamed up to bring Mark Fenton, a national expert in built environment, to work with county planners and engineers…
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HIPHI Statement on U.S. Senate's Heartless Health Bill

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JUNE 26, 2017 U.S. Senate’s Heartless “Health” Bill is a Recipe for Public Health Disaster Senate Republicans would leave many children, seniors and people with disabilities without medical care Statement by…
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Legislative Session Recap from the Policy Director

We are pleased to share our first 2017 Legislative Recap – an analysis and report of health bills from the 2017 Legislative Session. This document will help advocates and other Hawai‘i residents understand the major health issues that lawmakers…
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Update from the Executive Director

Aloha, We are nearly halfway through the year and 2017 has kept us on our toes! Our state legislative session ended in early May with political shake-ups and funding for the rail unresolved. At the Federal level, Congress rushed through the…

Keeping cig butts out of Kailua Bay & West Hawai‘i Landfill

Cigarette butts, made of non-biodegradable plastic,  are the number one littered item in the world. Thankfully, volunteers of the West Hawai‘i Tobacco-Free Partnership, Surfriders Kona Kai Ea, Hawai‘i Wildlife Fund and Keep Puako Beautiful…
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HIPHI builds bridges to communities with new staff position

The change from spring to summer also brings a shift in roles here at the Hawai‘i Public Health Institute (HIPHI). Stephanie Moir will be transitioning out of her current role as Tobacco Free Kaua’i Coordinator into a new Statewide Community…

HIPHI participates in Safe Routes to Schools & School Wellness Workshops

The Hawai‘i County Healthy Eating + Active Living (HEAL) team on the east side of Hawai‘i County, participated in two dynamic workshops this past spring. In Spring 2017, the State of Hawai‘i Department of Transportation and People's Advocacy…