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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…
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Secondhand smoke exposure in multiunit housing intensified during COVID-19 shut down

Exposure to secondhand smoke is dangerous, and there is no safe level of exposure. For people with underlying health conditions, exposure to secondhand smoke can even be life-threatening. So for non-smokers who live in multiunit housing complexes…
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Boys & Girls Club, Maui Coalition for Drug-Free Youth host virtual teen talent contest; concert

Together with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Maui, the Maui Coalition for Drug-Free Youth held its first ever Virtual Teen Talent Contest and Concert for this year’s Teen Expo event. Teen Expo is an annual gathering of Maui teens to enjoy good,…
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Maui Food Bank distributes over 500,000 pounds per month during COVID-19

As the primary safety net for hunger relief, the Maui Food Bank has been a pillar in the Maui Nui community since 1994; their mission is to help the hungry by collecting and distributing food through community partnerships. The Maui Food Bank…
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Young Leaders Clean Beaches, Inspire Community

On a Sunday morning at Waihe‘e beach, eight teenagers and a man with a machete are pulling a tangled, bathtub-sized mess of trash and rope out of the bushes. Some of the wet ropes are as thick as the man’s leg, but his machete hacks them…

Maui Nui Food Alliance Meets to Discuss the Future of our Food System

Hawaiʻi imports about 85 to 90 percent of its food to support a population of 1.35 million statewide, with just over 166,000 in Maui County. With an additional 3 million annual visitors on Maui alone, these numbers start becoming hard to comprehend.…

Hana Parent Night Leads to Legislative Advocates

Pristine and Tyra-Li Perry are the inspiring high school students behind Project Ho‘omana in Hana, Maui. Project Ho‘omana’s vision is to empower youth to make good decisions and healthy choices, especially when it comes to underage drinking,…