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We are hiring: Statewide Coalition Coordinator for Drug and Alcohol Prevention (Honolulu)

Position Title: Statewide Coalition Coordinator for Drug and Alcohol Prevention Accountable to: Project Director Status: Non-exempt Employment type: Full-time. Deadline to apply: January 20, 2020 Position Summary Hawai‘i Public Health…
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HIPHI Welcomes Three New Staff Members

Hawaiʻi Public Health Institute continues to grow and we’ve been lucky to welcome new staff on Oʻahu, Maui and Big Island.   Kirsty Gallaher joins HIPHI as Communications Director. Born in Honolulu, and growing up in South Africa,…
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Maui Coalition seeks direction to address commercial cannabis

Many Americans either have, or will soon have, legal access to cannabis: for medical use or adult or recreational use. Maui Coalition for Drug-Free Youth (MCDFY) was interested to learn from other states and to examine the potential public health…
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Update from our Executive Director

Happy Holidays! Just like that, 2020 is upon us! Once again, 2019 has been a jam-packed year for HIPHI and we thank all of you for helping to make Hawai’i a healthier place. In 2019, we celebrated two legislative wins for the Obesity Prevention…
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HIPHI's 2020 Policy Priorities

As 2019 comes to a close, we’re looking ahead to the 2020 legislative session. HIPHI’s legislative priorities will tackle some key health issues, including regulation of e-cigarettes to reverse the youth vaping epidemic, promotion of oral…
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808NOVAPE Campaign Focuses On Schools

The impact and importance of the 808NOVAPE Campaign has become clearer than ever over the past five months. The 2019 school year kicked off just as the EVALI (E-cigarette and Vaping Associated Lung Injury) outbreak swept across the nation. …
2020 Hawai'i Policy and Advocacy Training
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Taking the Policy and Advocacy Trainings on the Road!

Policy is a key part of the public health toolkit, and every one of us can influence legislation to make healthier choices the easier choices. HIPHI and partners seek to empower new advocates to participate in the legislative process and create…
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Maui demonstrates Complete Streets and launches Vision Zero

What would a future with zero traffic fatalities and better integration of all modes of transport look like? On October 26, 2019, Mayor Victorino presented a Vision Zero Proclamation for the County of Maui with the goal of zero traffic fatalities…
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Clearing the Cloud: Maui County’s Youth Vaping Epidemic Symposium

Youth use of e-cigarettes, more commonly referred to as vaping, has increased so dramatically over the past several years that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now classifies youth vaping as an epidemic. Less than five percent…
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Hawaiʻi Public Health Training Hui webinars

The Hawai‘i Public Health Training Hui is excited to announce our upcoming webinars for the first half of 2020! We are happy to partner with some amazing organizations and look forward to bringing their knowledge and expertise to our community.…
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Celebrating National Farm to School Month in Hawai‘i

Over 120 participants enjoyed five HIPHI Perspectives Trips on O‘ahu and Maui during October 2019, in celebration of National Farm to School Month. The trips were organized by the Hawai‘i Farm to School Hui (a program of HIPHI) and partners…
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New look, same goal: End the sale of flavored tobacco in Hawaiʻi!

With the headlines filled with deaths and illnesses related to the e-cigarette (or vaping) product use-associated lung injury (EVALI) outbreak, it’s important to remember that the youth vaping epidemic is still spreading unchecked in Hawaiʻi,…