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HIPHI Statement on House Health Care Bill

House Health Care Bill Benefits Wealthy at the Cost of Most Vulnerable   Statement of Jessica Yamauchi, Executive Director, Hawai‘i Public Health Institute   Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives just voted to throw more than…
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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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The Maui Nui Youth Council Leadership and Advocacy Retreat

Saturday, April 22nd was a full day. It was Earth Day, 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, which came together for the first time to participate…
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Kalaupapa Community Perspectives Trip

It's easy to find who you're looking for at Ho‘olehua Airport on Molokai, which is a good thing when a group of 17 people need to meet up there, most of whom have never met. That's how our Community Perspectives trip to Kalaupapa began. Luckily,…
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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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Dairy Road looks to become a Complete Street

Complete Streets When a street is made “Complete”, it makes the area equitable for all users: motorists, pedestrians, transit/bus users, bicyclists, and the disabled. It helps to address not only the safety of the people moving from place…
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Whale Day and Tidal Trash Treasures

World Whale Day is an annual event held on Maui by the Pacific Whale Foundation, but this year included something new. The Tidal Trash Treasures Art Contest was open to individuals and school groups who used only the materials they gathered…
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Maui Tidal Trash Treasures Art Contest

Aloha! You are invited to enter the Tidal Trash Treasures Art Contest. You can help keep Maui's beaches and parks clean and beautiful, and at the same time show off your artistic talent. Enter as a school group or an individual for a chance…
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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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A peek inside Maui's Live & Play Tobacco-Free event

Part of getting young people engaged in health is making it FUN. To close out the year, each island brought together health-minded youth to connect and celebrate tobacco-free living through conversation and team activities. In Maui County,…
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Maui students promote safer walking and biking

The HEAL Maui, Moloka’i, & Lana’i coalition has been busy working on several great projects these past few months and we would like to highlight the work of the four Bachelors of Science Nursing (BSN) Manoa students who have been working…