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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…
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Maui Nui Youth Council Leadership, Youth Advocacy Retreat

Saturday, April 22nd, was a full day. It was Earth Day... and the three-year anniversary of the County of Maui Tobacco-Free Beaches and Parks Law... and the kick-off for the Maui Nui Youth Council (MNYC), which came together for the first…
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Kauai’s Bike to Work Day is Friday, May 19

In celebration of National Bike Month, Kauai will have its own Bike to Work Day on Friday morning, May 19, 2017.  Riders will meet at one of two starting points in Puhi or Kapa‘a and bike to work along suggested routes, ending at the Rotunda…
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Get Fit Kaua‘i captures “Pre TIGER” Bike/Ped baseline data

In October 2015, Kaua‘i was awarded $13 million in grant funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation. The funds will be used for the revitalization of the Lihue Town Core with a focus on improving bicycle and pedestrian facilities. On…
Earth Day Kauai
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Earth Day at the Bay

It is known that cigarette butts are the most littered item in the world. Every year, several trillion cigarettes butts are carelessly discarded on the ground.  In the case of our islands, many of those cigarette butts end up on our beaches…

Bike to Work Day – Save the Date

In celebration of National Bike Month, Kauai will have its own Bike to Work Day on Friday morning, May 19, 2017.  Riders will meet at one of two starting points in Lihue or Kapaa and bike to work along suggested routes, ending at the Rotunda…
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More than 70 youth advocates participate in Kick Butts Day 2017

Today’s Kick Butts Day event at the State Capitol drew more than 70 young advocates from across the state to urge the legislature to pass Senate Bill 261, which would prohibit smoking or vaping in vehicles when a minor is present. Organized…
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Legislative Update from the Policy Director

We are over halfway through the legislative session and a lot has happened since Opening Day! We thank you for your continued support -- your advocacy efforts are critical in keeping our issues moving through the legislature. Here is an update…
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Kaua’i High School Students Rally for Smoke-Free Vehicles for Keiki

Tobacco-Free Kaua’i has been hard at work educating the ninth graders at Kaua’i High School. Kauai’s rates of tobacco use and electronic cigarettes is one of the highest in the state and e-cig use is shockingly high in middle schools and…