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Breathe Aloha unveiling at Kapaa High School
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#808NOVAPE Mural Campaign Wraps Up

“Don’t be a follower, be a leader." “Above the clouds.” “Surfing > Vaping.” These are some of the handwritten messages students have left on a wall at Nanakuli High and Intermediate school... not random graffiti authored…
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#808NoVape Education Month on Kaua‘i

February was an epic month for public health on Kaua‘i. With over 50 presentations on the dangers of vaping and a number of awareness events lined up for the month, we caught the attention of Mayor Derek S. K. Kawakami who proclaimed February…
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Kilauea, Kauai SRTS resolution passes unanimously

On Wednesday, February 20, 2019, Kaua‘i County Council voted 7-0 in favor of adopting the (community-driven) Kilauea Safe Routes to School Resolution.  The resolution will prohibit school drop-off and pick-up activity on Kamali‘i Street…
Friendship House Perspectives
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Perspectives on Community Health visits the Friendship House on Kaua‘i

Friendship House is a psychiatric rehabilitation program for about 70 adult Kaua‘i residents with both serious mental illness and a desire to improve their quality of life. The mission of Friendship House is to provide a safe, accepting…
Fitness Week on Rice
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Get Fit Kauai’s Fitness Week on Rice

Get Fit Kauai’s Fitness Week on Rice was a week-long fitness experience in Lihue that inspired healthy lifestyles and a sense of community. It was an occasion to highlight Lihue’s gyms and fitness studios and provide opportunities for people…
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Get Fit Kauai’s 2018 Worksite Wellness Challenge

On November 16, representatives from 15 worksites attended Get Fit Kauai’s Worksite Wellness Challenge Awards Breakfast celebrating the conclusion of the highly successful nine-month challenge. Participating agencies/companies focus on…
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Helping to Clear the Cloud on Kaua‘i

On November 15, Kaua‘i hosted an amazing half-day conference to address the vaping epidemic that faces our youth and young adults. We know that youth are using vaping products at an alarming rate nationwide, but the numbers are among the highest…
Koloa Landing Resort
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Koloa Landing Resort is now smoke-free for employees and guests

On July 15, 2018, Koloa Landing Resort & Spa (Autograph Collection) officially enacted a tobacco-free policy for their associates. The new tobacco policy prohibits tobacco use while on the job, including during breaks, on or off the property.…
Kauai West Side Community Plan
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West Kaua‘i: Get involved in community planning!

Have you ever been asked to provide feedback or input on your Community Plan and felt like you didn’t have anything valuable to contribute? You might think that you should just leave it up to the experts and your elected representatives.…
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To Youth Engagement, we say YEAH!

Get Fit Kaua‘i and the County of Kaua‘i partnered together to lead an 11-week Youth Education & Advocacy for Health (YEAH) program developed by the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech). The YEAH program engaged 10 middle-school-aged…
Vaping Ed
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Education is Needed to Drop Vape Usage Rates

Many have heard the terms vaping, Juuling, dripping, draw, and e-smoke among others, but most don't fully understand the laws that are in place and the repercussions of underage e-cigarette use. Below is a quick guide on where we stand with…
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Smokers: Kaua‘i is #NotAnAshtray

Each year, Kaua‘i volunteers pick up a shocking amount of tobacco butts from beaches, parks, roadsides, and other public locations. Nationally, cigarettes-use rates are at an all-time low, yet cigarette butts continue to be the most commonly…