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Winter 2020 Update from our Executive Director

What a year 2020 has been. While it has been a year of challenges and hardships, there have been silver linings for which we are grateful. We have witnessed our community come together to address immediate response needs and to challenge the…
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Maui’s social host ordinance: an effective solution to prevent underage drinking

As the world continues to be homebound, communities across Hawaiʻi are looking closer at how we protect everyone, especially our most vulnerable, while at home. Our homes have served as a safe environment protecting us from a global pandemic;…
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Winter 2020 public health job opportunities

HIPHI Food Access Coordinator (Maui County) Deadline to apply: January 8, 2021, 5:00pm HIPHI is continuing to grow its food systems capacity. This position seeks to build collaborative capacity within Maui County’s (Maui, Molokai and…
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Connecting to Community: How Community Health Workers continue to support during COVID-19

In a year full of unknowns, constantly changing information and so much need in our communities, we have learned to lean on each other for support and guidance. Community health workers (CHWs) have played a vital role during this pandemic, ensuring…
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Celebrating a productive 2020: HIPHI welcomes new board members and staff and thanks fall interns

This year has been one of growth and change for HIPHI. We say goodbye to two valued members of our Board of Directors, welcome two new additions, and welcome two more staff to develop our communications capacity, bringing our numbers to 31.  Retiring…
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Transforming Hawaiʻi’s Food Systems Together

HIPHI, in partnership with other organizations, has been awarded a Regional Food System Partnership grant from the US Department of Agriculture. This project aims to build statewide capacity and paves the way for a more robust, sustainable,…
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The Kūpuna Food Security Coalition: More than just meals

The Kūpuna Food Security Coalition (KFSC) is a partnership of about 40 organizations formed in response to COVID-19 to ensure kūpuna access to food/meals. HIPHI continues to convene the KFSC biweekly to share best practices, challenges, and…
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Seed & Serve Hawai‘i: Sharing Seeds to Inspire Hawaii’s Youth

Friendship and a desire to encourage children and families dealing with the challenges of stay-at-home orders due to the Coronavirus pandemic inspired colleagues from Ceeds of Peace, Mālama Maunalua, and Blue Zones Project to launch the “Seed…

Public Health Training Hui: latest webinars and dramatic growth during 2020

Over the past nine months, HIPHI and the Hawai‘i Public Health Training Hui (Hui) has brought you a plethora of webinars and trainings. When the pandemic started in March, we knew we had a responsibility to share information with our communities.…
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Maui County Smoke-Free Multi-Unit Housing Issue Brief

The Coalition for a Tobacco-Free Hawaiʻi (CTFH), a program of the Hawaiʻi Public Health Institute (HIPHI), has long recognized the need for smoke-free multi-unit housing policies to help protect the health of residents, visitors, and staff.…
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Hawaiʻi Oral Health Coalition update and how to get involved

Aloha from the Hawaiʻi Oral Health Coalition!  We are looking forward to closing the year on a positive note and heading into 2021 with an exciting agenda for the coalition.   Below are some updates and ways you can engage with the Hawaiʻi…
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Vision Zero Maui: action plans, virtual town halls and more

Led by Maui’s Healthy Eating + Active Living Coalition (HEAL) and Maui Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), the Vision Zero Maui program is part of a nationwide movement that calls for safer streets for communities. The goal is to have…