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Maui Food Bank encourages virtual food drives to meet community needs during the pandemic

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Maui Food Bank went from serving 9,000 - 10,000 people in Maui County to over 50,000 people at the height of the pandemic. This was a direct effect of the high unemployment rate in Maui County during the COVID-19…
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Maui Coalition for Drug-Free Youth Launches New Website on Maui Social Host Ordinance

A new ordinance aimed at reducing underage drinking goes into effect on September 1 for the island of Maui. To help educate the community about the ordinance, the Maui Coalition for Drug-Free Youth launched a new website this month with information…
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Public art and road safety improvements on Papa Avenue and Māʻalo Street

In March 2021, Maui County Mayor Michael Victorino, Councilmember Tasha Kama, State Representative Troy Hashimoto, Lihikai School Principal Barbara Ouva Tavares, and nearly twenty community volunteers joined the project team to celebrate the…
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Spring Built Environment Updates for Maui County

Public art and road safety improvements coming to Papa Avenue and Māʻalo Street in March To beautify the area, encourage walking and biking, and improve road safety, the Hawaiʻi Public Health Institute’s Healthy Eating + Active Living…
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A Hui Hou, Katie Folio

Aloha, my name is Katie Folio and it has been my privilege to act as the Community Coordinator for the Maui, Molokai, & Lānaʻi Coalition for a Tobacco-Free Hawaiʻi (Coalition), a program of the Hawaiʻi Public Health Institute (HIPHI),…
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Maui Nui Youth Advocate Leads Maui March Against Menthol

After playing a decisive role in the passage of Maui’s first social host ordinance, Maui Nui Youth Council members continue to advocate for public health issues that affect their community. This time, youth focus is on ending the vaping…
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Maui’s social host ordinance: an effective solution to prevent underage drinking

As the world continues to be homebound, communities across Hawaiʻi are looking closer at how we protect everyone, especially our most vulnerable, while at home. Our homes have served as a safe environment protecting us from a global pandemic;…
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Maui County Smoke-Free Multi-Unit Housing Issue Brief

The Coalition for a Tobacco-Free Hawaiʻi (CTFH), a program of the Hawaiʻi Public Health Institute (HIPHI), has long recognized the need for smoke-free multi-unit housing policies to help protect the health of residents, visitors, and staff.…
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Vision Zero Maui: action plans, virtual town halls and more

Led by Maui’s Healthy Eating + Active Living Coalition (HEAL) and Maui Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), the Vision Zero Maui program is part of a nationwide movement that calls for safer streets for communities. The goal is to have…
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Community Coalition Prepares to Introduce Ordinance

If you could stop a teen from being injured in a car crash, beat up or sexually assaulted, would you?  It’s an easy answer: we all would. We care deeply about our children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews, friends and neighbors. Protecting…
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Survey Results Show Strong Maui County Support for Smoke-Free Multiunit Housing Policies

According to a recent survey conducted by the Maui, Molokai, Lāna’i Coalition for a Tobacco-Free Hawaiʻi, 95 percent of respondents, (Maui County residents) who live in multi-unit housing (multiple housing units contained within a building…
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Maui Lani Roundabout Opens!

On July 29, 2020, the long-awaited Maui Lani Roundabout was officially opened to the public, earlier than expected.  Construction began at the intersection of Kamehameha Avenue and Maui Lani Parkway on April 27, 2020 and was then closed for…