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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…
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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…
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Register now for Get Fit Kauai’s 9th Annual Mayor-a-thon on Saturday, June 24

Celebrate good times…come on!  Register for the 9th annual Mayor-a-thon today! On Saturday, June 24, approximately 1,000 bicyclists, runners, walkers and strollers are expected to come in droves to participate in the 9th annual Mayor-a-thon…
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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…
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Get Fit Kauai’s Bike to Work Day

Get Fit Kauai’s Bike-to-Work Day was not just physical exercise. On May 19, the event exemplified exercise in community engagement and partnership. It was a terrific example of one way to incorporate more physical activity into the work…
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Save The Date: Mayor-a-thon 2017 is June 24th

Get Fit Kauai's 9th Annual Mayor-a-thon.  This is a FREE Community event on Saturday June 24th from 6:30 - 10:30 a.m. at Kapa`a Beach Park. Join Mayor Carvalho and Get Fit Kauai for this fun, FREE 1, 2, 4, 6 or 8 mile walk, bike or run! Register…
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HIPHI Statement on House Health Care Bill

House Health Care Bill Benefits Wealthy at the Cost of Most Vulnerable   Statement of Jessica Yamauchi, Executive Director, Hawai‘i Public Health Institute   Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives just voted to throw more than…