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Adult & youth education on vaping is making an impact on Maui

Hawai‘i Public Health Institute on Maui is making huge strides in preventing youth from vaping through the incredible power of education. Katie Folio, Maui’s Community Coordinator, has been hard at work organizing and leading youth vaping…
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Star Advertiser LTE: Honolulu should ban smoking in cars

As printed in the Star-Advertiser on August 4, 2017: Honolulu should ban smoking in cars With most of our keiki returning to school, the Coalition for Tobacco-Free East Hawaii is thrilled to see the Honolulu City Council introduce a bill…
Biki Event 2017
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Perspectives on Community Health field trip with Biki and HBL

On Thursday, July 27, Hawai‘i Public Health Institute (HIPHI) teamed up with Biki and Hawai‘i Bicycling League (HBL) for a Perspectives on Community Health field trip. This field trip brought together community members and public health…
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Seattle Seahawks Michael Bennett has a message for our kids

Surrounded by the energy and smiles of more than 800 youth and family members, HIPHI spent the day helming our educational spin-the-wheel game and info table at the 2017 O.C.E.A.N. Health Fest. Through fun trivia questions, youth learned…
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Online marketplace for local farmers and consumers to sell and buy local food

This just in from the Kohala Center:  New web-based marketing opportunity for Hawai‘i food producers Hawaii Local Food is a new website that makes it easy for farmers and consumers across Hawai‘i to sell and buy local food. Similar…
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Walking audits across the state present opportunities for improvement

The American Planning Association Hawai‘i chapter, Hawai’i Public Health Institute, and the Hawai’i Department of Health teamed up to bring Mark Fenton, a national expert in built environment, to work with county planners and engineers…
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HIPHI Statement on U.S. Senate’s Heartless Health Bill

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JUNE 26, 2017 U.S. Senate’s Heartless “Health” Bill is a Recipe for Public Health Disaster Senate Republicans would leave many children, seniors and people with disabilities without medical care Statement by…
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Thousands Walking to School on Kaua‘i

The results are in!!!  During the 2016 – 2017 school year, 3,525 students and 1,063 parents and teachers totaling 4,588 people from seven schools on Kaua‘i walked or biked to school. Last year, 2,717 students, 676 parents and teachers…
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Choose Healthy Now program now implemented on Maui County

The Healthy Eating + Active Living (HEAL) Coalition for Maui, Molokaʻi and Lanaʻi has been actively working with the community to implement the Choose Healthy Now campaign, created as a part of the Department of Health’s Start Living Healthy…
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Legislative Session Recap from the Policy Director

We are pleased to share our first 2017 Legislative Recap – an analysis and report of health bills from the 2017 Legislative Session. This document will help advocates and other Hawai‘i residents understand the major health issues that lawmakers…
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2017 Youth Retreat is Saturday, August 26

HIPHI’s Youth Council is currently recruiting and accepting applications from youth across the state, ages 14-18, who want to #BeTheFirst tobacco-free generation to speak truth to power against Big Tobacco. It is a youth-led program that brings…
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Update from the Executive Director

Aloha, We are nearly halfway through the year and 2017 has kept us on our toes! Our state legislative session ended in early May with political shake-ups and funding for the rail unresolved. At the Federal level, Congress rushed through the…