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Kaukau 4 Keiki Program Launches to Provide Healthy Summer Food Access

The Kaukau 4 Keiki summer meal program was recently created to address the gap in food access for children in Hawaiʻi during the summer months. Supported by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Summer School Food Services, the Hawaiʻi Child…
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HIPHI international dialogues highlight UN solutions for island food systems

Exciting developments continue in the island food systems arena. United Nations Secretary-General António Gutierres will convene a Food Systems Summit as part of the Decade of Action to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. In…
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Maui Coalition for Drug-Free Youth Launches New Website on Maui Social Host Ordinance

A new ordinance aimed at reducing underage drinking goes into effect on September 1 for the island of Maui. To help educate the community about the ordinance, the Maui Coalition for Drug-Free Youth launched a new website this month with information…
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The Power of Community Efforts During the Pandemic

There’s one thing we can all agree on, in some shape or form, the pandemic has brought hardships for every person. We recognize that there is a lot of discouraging news circulating in our media, and we wanted to use our platform to highlight…
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East Hawai’i Alcohol Awareness Sign-Waving Event

April was Alcohol Awareness Month and Hawaiʻi residents showed up to support! Over 50 East Hawaiʻi residents lined the busy main highway near Walmart in Hilo on April 23, 2021, to spread awareness and show support for the issue.  Many made…
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Community Spotlight! Introducing Jessica Thompson of People for Active Transportation Hawai’i

Healthy Eating + Active Living (HEAL) Hawaiʻi Island is driven by the work of partners: from food systems to worksite wellness, partnerships make light work of broad, diverse, and ever-expanding community change. One of Hawaiʻi Island’s…
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The Hawai‘i Oral Health Coalition (HOHC): In Position To Transition

As we begin to transition from the COVID-19 chaos into a new normal, we’re ready to lead the charge in oral health equity in Hawaiʻi.  With a new Statewide Oral Health Coalition Manager and a growing Coalition, we are tackling some of the…
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Public art and road safety improvements on Papa Avenue and Māʻalo Street

In March 2021, Maui County Mayor Michael Victorino, Councilmember Tasha Kama, State Representative Troy Hashimoto, Lihikai School Principal Barbara Ouva Tavares, and nearly twenty community volunteers joined the project team to celebrate the…
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Hawaiʻi alcohol policy alliance legislative update

The Hawaiʻi Alcohol Policy Alliance (HIAPA) is a new statewide coalition that aims to educate the community and advocate for evidence-based, responsible alcohol policies. HIAPA wrapped up their first legislative session with two main priorities…
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Summer 2021 Update from our CEO

Aloha Everyone, The summer is here, school is out, our state is slowly reopening, the economy is rebounding, recovery efforts continue, and yet there is a lingering feeling of cautiousness as people figure out their own realities for a new…
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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…