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Tobacco-Free Me! education available on Kaua‘i

Each year, May 31 marks World No Tobacco Day, but this year in Hawai’i it also marks the last day of public school for the year. This last school year, tobacco education has increased dramatically on Kaua’i – especially with the pressing…

Get Fit Kaua‘i helps kupuna eat healthier

Food insecurity for our seniors is a growing problem. Between 2001 and 2013, the number of older Americans that experience uncertainty over where their food would come from more than doubled nationwide. One in six seniors now faces the threat…

Mālama Kaua‘i leads farm to school expansion on Kaua‘i

Across Hawai‘i, communities are implementing farm to school programs to provide nutritious, local food to students and staff while integrating agriculture education relevant to local culture, nutrition, and food safety.  Kaua‘i Farm…

Get Fit Kauai’s Mayor-a-thon 2019 is Saturday, June 22

Come one, come all to one of the most enjoyed community events on Kaua‘i!  It’s the 11th annual Mayor-a-thon on Saturday, June 22, from 6:30 – 10 a.m. at Kapa`a Beach Park. You can walk, run, bike, or stroll anywhere from 1 – 8 miles…
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…

#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…

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

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…

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…

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

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.…