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Three Maui County tobacco control policies pass in 2018

It has been a good year for health in Maui! The Maui County Code is currently being updated by Maui County Council to be consistent with the state law, which includes electronic smoking devices (ESDs), more commonly known as e-cigarettes…
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Meet the Maui Coalition for Drug Free Youth

HIPHI recently welcomed Maui Coalition for Drug-Free Youth (MCDFY) and its two staff members, Rick Collins and Ashlee Chapman, to the HIPHI ‘ohana. Formed in 2013, MCDFY is a local community coalition of partner organizations and individuals…
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Vision Zero by 2040

On September 15, Maui Mayor Alan Arakawa made a proclamation, called Vision 2040, to eliminate traffic deaths on Maui by 2040. To kick off the launch, Creating Healthier Communities — a collaboration between Hawai‘i State Department of…
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Maui PD and CTFH partner to promote new smoke-free vehicles law

As students returned to school this fall, Maui Police Department (MPD) ran a two-week long special operation within school zones to promote seat belt, cell phone, and speeding laws. This year they also highlighted Maui County’s new law, which…
Ratworm Lung Disease Training Hawaii
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Employing the Power of Education for Disease Prevention

Over 30 teachers from K-12 public, charter, and independent schools on O‘ahu and Molokai attended a fascinating workshop on "Engaging Students in Citizen Science through the Prevention of Rat Lungworm Disease" this summer at 'Iolani School.…
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Community Partner Feature: Selene LeGare

The Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) Coalition for Maui, Molokai and Lanaʻi has many community partners that are active in the coalition and the community. We wanted to highlight one member, Selene LeGare, in particular as a thank you for…
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Perspectives on Community Health Field Trip – Exploring Upcountry Maui’s Agriculture

In Hawai‘i, we are blessed with fertile lands that provide us with nourishing vegetables, sweet fruits, and fragrant flowers. Eating local means accessing our sustainable, fresh and healthy foods as well as supporting the numerous farmers…
Chalk the Walk
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Chalk Walks & Smoke Bombs: Welcome to the U.H. Maui College Wellness Fair

The first ever Nani Ke Ola, “Beautiful Life”, Wellness Fair was held on March 15th, 2018, to highlight health resources available to the campus community. Coalition for a Tobacco-Free Hawai‘i was there to mark Kick Butts Day by highlighting…
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Creating Healthier Communities: Kahului Walk Audit

The Healthy Eating + Active Living (HEAL) Coalition for Maui, Molokai, and Lanaʻi has been involved in many events these past months. One event worth highlighting is the Creating Healthier Communities: Kahului Walk Audit that took place on…
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Maui County HEAL committees have a strong agenda for 2018

The Healthy Eating + Active Living (HEAL) Coalition for Maui, Molokaʻi and Lanaʻi welcomes 2018 with some wonderful activities coming down the pike. Maui HEAL Coalition has three main committees: Pōhai ʻAi Pono-Access to Healthy Food,…
Maui County Council passes smoke-free vehicles
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Smoke-Free Vehicles with Keiki passes Maui County Council

Maui County Council unanimously passed Bill 6, which prohibits smoking in vehicles when persons under the age of 18 are present, on February 2, 2018. The bill will go into effect on July 1, 2018. After more than five years of efforts on the…
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Meet Lauren, our Maui Healthy Eating + Active Living Coordinator

The Healthy Eating + Active Living (HEAL) Coalition for Maui, Molokaʻi and Lanaʻi welcomes new coalition coordinator Lauren Loor! Lauren is originally from New York City and began her work in public health interning with The Partnership for…