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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…
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Wilcox Elementary puts their best foot forward

Hawai‘i Public Health Institute's Get Fit Kaua‘i Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program continues to grow, with more schools participating in Walk to School Days (W2SD) and identifying infrastructure needs to promote safe walking and biking…
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HIPHI Staff and Board Visit Ho’oulu ‘Aina deep in the valley of Kalihi

This last week, our staff and board visited and learned about the property managed by the Kokua Kalihi Valley (KKV) Comprehensive Health Center and their 1.65 acre organic farm. This day of fellowship and bonding provided us an opportunity to…
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Kaua‘i businesses enact over 100 policies and changes to improve health

Get Fit Kauai's 2016 Worksite Wellness Challenge began in February and ended in October of 2016 and was a smashing success! Seventeen participating agencies and companies focused on making system, policy and environmental changes at work. Each…
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Kauai's Lydgate Park is now tobacco-free

With lots of hard work and dedication, Tobacco Free Kaua’i is ecstatic to announce that the pavilion at Lydgate Park and Kamalani Playground are now completely tobacco-free! Former CTFH coordinator, Valerie Saiki, worked tirelessly on this…