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HIPHI COVID-19 Update 6/14

COVID-19 UPDATE 37 Fifty-five percent of Hawaii’s population has been fully vaccinated and this continues to be reflected in low case numbers statewide! When the state achieves a 60 percent vaccination rate, Governor Ige…
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HIPHI COVID-19 Update 6/1

COVID-19 UPDATE 36   Yesterday, we took time to honor those who have served our country and recognize those who have sacrificed their lives. We’d also like to thank our active military and the many sacrifices they…

Joëll Edwards: National Farm to School Network 2020 Community Food Champion

Submitted by: Hawaiʻi State Department of Health’s Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Division Primary Prevention Branch, Physical Activity and Nutrition (PAN) Section Congratulations to Joëll Edwards, Kaua‘i Farm to School…
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HIPHI COVID-19 Update 5/17

COVID-19 UPDATE 35   May is National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Month! The pandemic has been and continues to be a transition for children across the country. With vaccine eligibility expanding to children ages 12 and up,…
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HIPHI COVID-19 Update 5/3

COVID-19 UPDATE 34   May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month! Hawai‘i Public Health Institute acknowledges that AANHPI communities face systemic barriers to health equity. We are committed to working towards…
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STATEMENT: COALITION FOR A TOBACCO-FREE HAWAIʻI APPLAUDS FDA ANNOUNCEMENT TO ELIMINATE MENTHOL IN CIGARETTES, ALONG WITH ALL FLAVORS IN CIGARS

Lack of action on e-cigarette flavors remains concerning   (HAWAIʻI) - The Coalition for a Tobacco-Free Hawaiʻi (CTFH), a program of the Hawaiʻi Public Health Institute (HIPHI), applauds the recent announcement by the U.S. Food and…
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HIPHI COVID-19 Update 4/19

COVID-19 UPDATE 33  One million doses of vaccine have been administered in Hawai‘i, which translates into more than a third of Hawai‘i residents! This is an incredible milestone for our state and we are grateful for the hard…
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Public Health Action: Volunteer Ideas

Mahalo for following along with us during National Public Health Week. We loved recognizing past public health heroes and events that shaped Hawaiʻi, and celebrating current heroes making a difference in our communities! Does your passion…
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HIPHI COVID-19 Update 4/5

COVID-19 UPDATE 32   It’s National Public Health Week (April 5-11, 2021), and what a great time to celebrate public health! We have made tremendous strides since the pandemic began over a year ago, and the future seems bright…
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HIPHI COVID-19 Update 3/22

COVID-19 UPDATE 31    A year has passed since our state initially shut down and looking back, we can observe the collective power of multi-sector partnerships in public health and the resiliency of the people of Hawai‘i. This year, we celebrated…
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The Deadly Truth About Menthol

  As the special events and informational posts about Black History Month give way to special events and posts about Women’s History Month, there’s no better time to highlight a topic that plagues both groups: menthol cigarettes…

Hawai’i Oral Health Coalition Spring Update

The Hawaiʻi Oral Health Coalition (HOHC) committees continue to meet on a regular basis. Remote capability has been instrumental in ensuring neighbor island voices are at the table. The HOHC once again prioritized reinstating adult dental…