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HIPHI COVID-19 Update 7/27

Last week, Hawai‘i had a record high COVID-19 case counts three days in a row. In July, there have been over 800 new cases, nearly doubling the number of cases in Hawai‘i in a single month. Hawai‘i is fortunate that our healthcare system…
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HIPHI COVID-19 Update 7/13

In the last two weeks, Hawai‘i has seen a surge in new cases. Although Hawai‘i is fortunate that its current caseload is manageable, the recent spike in cases has caused Governor David Ige to reconsider opening the state to tourism on August…
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HIPHI COVID-19 Update 6/29

Hawai‘i took an important step forward in reopening its economy when Governor David Ige announced the plan to end the mandatory 14-day quarantine for out-of-state travelers on August 1, 2020 if they test negative for COVID-19 within 72 hours…
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Food systems workforce development for food security and sustainability

When the Hawai‘i State Legislature recessed indefinitely on March 17, 2020 due to the COVID-19 crisis, members of the Hawai‘i Farm to School Hui Legislation & Policy Committee proactively began working to transition the 2020 Policy Agenda…
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Introducing new statewide coalition for responsible alcohol policies

Hawaiʻi's alcohol policy landscape just welcomed an exciting new player. The Hawaiʻi Alcohol Policy Alliance, HIPHI’s latest emerging coalition, was recently formed and hired a Statewide Coordinator, Chelsea Gonzales, bringing advocacy experience…
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HIPHI launches Public Health Action webinar series for COVID-19 response, gaining over 10,000 views

As HIPHI moved into the new territory of navigating our way through a pandemic, we knew we had the responsibility of being a resource to our community. To reach and support our broad audience, we decided to host weekly webinars to provide updates…
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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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Oral health kits give keiki another reason to smile

During COVID-19, the oral health community stepped up, with many answering calls for donations of PPE, and volunteering during the crisis. The Hawaiʻi Oral Health Coalition was no exception, with members choosing to care for vulnerable keiki…

Job Opening: HIPHI Statewide Food Systems Director

Position: HIPHI Statewide Food Systems Director Reports to: Executive Director  Organization Description: Hawaiʻi Public Health Institute (HIPHI) is a non-profit 501c(3) organization that was established in 1996 as the Coalition for…

Job Opening: Statewide Oral Health Coalition Manager

Position: Statewide Oral Health Coalition Manager  Reports to: Policy Director and Executive Director  Organization Description: Hawaiʻi Public Health Institute (HIPHI) is a non-profit 501c(3) organization that was established in 1996…

Job Opening: HIPHI Outreach & Engagement Specialist 

Position: HIPHI Outreach & Engagement Specialist  Reports to: Executive Director and Statewide Food Systems Director  Organization Description: Hawaiʻi Public Health Institute (HIPHI) is a non-profit 501c(3) organization that was…