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Breathe Aloha unveiling at Kapaa High School

Breathe Aloha Mural Tour promotes healthful living while beautifying school campuses

Statewide campaign helps raise awareness about harmful effects of youth vaping 808NOVAPE (a project of Hawai‘i Public Health Institute) along with Keep It Flowing LLC (a multimedia design and awareness-through-art organization) have partnered…
HIPHI Team at Opening Day 2019
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Image Blog: HIPHI and partners promote health policy on Opening Day 2019

HIPHI Team at Opening Day 2019Treats for legislators that emphasize the need to remove flavors from tobacco productsFlavored tobacco products on hand to show legislatorsOpening Day 2019Session begins on Opening Day 2019HIPHI w/ Sen. Berene…
2019 Public Health Legislative Agenda
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2019 Policy Agenda available today

We have released our annual Public Health Legislative Agenda to highlight key public health bills expected to be introduced and debated in the state legislature. With at least 3,000 bills typically introduced each year, our annual Public…
Jessica Yamauchi

Seasons Greetings from the Executive Director

Happy Holidays! Wow, where has 2018 gone!?  It has been a busy, fulfilling year for HIPHI and we have all of you to thank. In 2018, we held our first statewide e-cigarette conference, engaged with Community Health Workers across the state,…

Three Maui County tobacco control policies pass in 2018

It has been a good year for health in Maui! The Maui County Code is being updated by Maui County Council to be consistent with state law, which includes electronic smoking devices (ESDs), more commonly known as e-cigarettes or vapes, under…
Friendship House Perspectives
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Perspectives on Community Health visits the Friendship House on Kaua‘i

Friendship House is a psychiatric rehabilitation program for about 70 adult Kaua‘i residents with both serious mental illness and a desire to improve their quality of life. The mission of Friendship House is to provide a safe, accepting…
Breath Aloha Farrington High

808NOVAPE Campaign Breathes Aloha Onto the Walls of Schools Across the State

With the vaping epidemic steadily taking up a lot of ink lately in the national news, HIPHI continues to fight back. Not with ink, but with something a lot more colorful: paint. On the heels of the statewide spring kickoff of the 808NOVAPE…
2018 Legislative Recap

HIPHI's 2019 policy priorities have been selected

The new year marks the beginning of a new legislative biennium where HIPHI will be championing policies to address the youth vaping epidemic, curb sugary beverage consumption, expand healthy meals to low-income families, and promote oral health…
HIPHI hosts Hawaii's first-ever anti-vaping conference.
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HIPHI and partners clear the cloud at first-ever ESD conference

In late October, the Coalition for a Tobacco Free Hawai‘i (Coalition), a program of Hawai‘i Public Health Institute, along with the Hawai‘i Community Foundation and the Hawai‘i State Department of Health (DOH), hosted the state’s first-ever…

Meet the Maui Coalition for Drug Free Youth

HIPHI recently welcomed Maui Coalition for Drug-Free Youth (MCDFY) and its two staff members, Rick Collins and Ashlee Chapman, to the HIPHI ‘ohana. Formed in 2013, MCDFY is a local community coalition of partner organizations and individuals…