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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…
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Kicking off the New Year with the Kaua‘i Independent Food Bank

We kicked off our Perspectives on Community Health field trips for 2018 with the Kaua’i Independent Food Bank (KIFB), which has been providing education and nutritious food for the hungry and responding to emergencies, for more than 20 years. On…
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Get Fit Kauai's 2018 Worksite Wellness Challenge

Get Ready for Get Fit Kauai’s 2018 Worksite Wellness Challenge Get Fit Kauai’s Worksite Wellness Challenge is a nine-month health and wellness competition that runs from February to October 2018. The Challenge encourages organizations…
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Tobacco and ESD education for Red Ribbon Week

On November 3, Kaua‘i High School’s leadership class put together a lunchtime activity on campus to acknowledge National Red Ribbon Week: Your Future is Key, So Stay Drug Free. The students in this leadership class invited community organizations…
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Talk Story with Get Fit Kauai's Bev Brody

(originally posted here on The Garden Island: September 25, 2017) How many steps is that? Bev Brody, Get Fit Kauai director, was caught between heading for a meeting with the Rice Street block party committee, packing for a multi-day convention…
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Rice Street Block Party Rocks!

Rice Street Rocks Approximately 7,000 people attended the Rice Street Walk/Block Party on Saturday, September 23, 2017. We had a pretty great reason to celebrate as the County of Kaua‘i recently received a $13.8 million Transportation Investment…
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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…
Rice Roll 2017
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On Kaua‘i, Rice Roll bike ride includes sushi and education

On Tuesday, August 1, about 75 cyclists, including Mayor Bernard Carvalho, County Council Chair Mel Rapozo, and County Council Member Derek Kawakami, took part in the inaugural Rice Roll bike ride. The event was the first of its kind and…
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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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Thousands Walking to School on Kaua‘i

The results are in!!!  During the 2016 – 2017 school year, 3,525 students and 1,063 parents and teachers totaling 4,588 people from seven schools on Kaua‘i walked or biked to school. Last year, 2,717 students, 676 parents and teachers…
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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…