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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…
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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…