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Youth advocates ask Maui County Council for smoke-free vehicles

Through collaboration between Council-member Sugimura’s office, the Coalition for a Tobacco-Free Hawai‘i, and the youth of Maui County, an ordinance for smoke-free vehicles when minors are present will be pursued at the county council this…
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Hiring: HIPHI Community Coalition Coordinator for Maui County

We are excited to announce that we are hiring for our Maui County Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) coalition coordinator position! We are looking for an experienced, community-driven individual to lead and grow our HEAL coalition in Maui…
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Kaua‘i and Maui share ideas on road and sidewalk design

The Maui County Healthy Eating + Active Living (HEAL) Coalition has been a part of some pretty incredible projects these past few months! One worth highlighting is our August 3rd Kaua‘i and Maui Peer-to-Peer exchange event. This event focused…
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Local Maui youth wins National Student Safety Program’s Student of the Year Award

Congratulations to Sierra Sales, of Maui, for receiving the Shining Star Award as Student of the Year for the National Student Safety program! Working closely with Maui’s Community Coordinator, Sierra Sales has been an active member of the…
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Adult & youth education on vaping is making an impact on Maui

Hawai‘i Public Health Institute on Maui is making huge strides in preventing youth from vaping through the incredible power of education. Katie Folio, Maui’s Community Coordinator, has been hard at work organizing and leading youth vaping…
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Walking audits across the state present opportunities for improvement

The American Planning Association Hawai‘i chapter, Hawai’i Public Health Institute, and the Hawai’i Department of Health teamed up to bring Mark Fenton, a national expert in built environment, to work with county planners and engineers…
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HIPHI Statement on U.S. Senate's Heartless Health Bill

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JUNE 26, 2017 U.S. Senate’s Heartless “Health” Bill is a Recipe for Public Health Disaster Senate Republicans would leave many children, seniors and people with disabilities without medical care Statement by…
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Choose Healthy Now program now implemented on Maui County

The Healthy Eating + Active Living (HEAL) Coalition for Maui, Molokaʻi and Lanaʻi has been actively working with the community to implement the Choose Healthy Now campaign, created as a part of the Department of Health’s Start Living Healthy…
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Legislative Session Recap from the Policy Director

We are pleased to share our first 2017 Legislative Recap – an analysis and report of health bills from the 2017 Legislative Session. This document will help advocates and other Hawai‘i residents understand the major health issues that lawmakers…
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Update from the Executive Director

Aloha, We are nearly halfway through the year and 2017 has kept us on our toes! Our state legislative session ended in early May with political shake-ups and funding for the rail unresolved. At the Federal level, Congress rushed through the…
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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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Waihe‘e Coastal Dunes and Wetland Refuge Community Perspectives Trip

The Waihe‘e Coastal Dunes & Wetland Refuge is a beautiful 277-acre property fronting the Waihe‘e Reef on Maui's north shore. The property is owned and maintained by the Hawaiian Islands Land Trust (HILT), which has restored a large…