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Ride the Bus Day on Kauai

Ride the Kaua‘i bus for free on September 20, 2019

According to “Active Living Research”, people who use public transportation for any reason are less likely to be sedentary or obese than those who do not use public transportation. The study showed that nationwide, 29 percent of those who…

Public Health Training Hui webinars continue to roll out

As we transitioned into the summer months, the Public Health Training Hui (PHTH) continued to hold and promote valuable and educational webinars. In July, we held a training by Mestissa Gass, PsyD, Program Director of Mental Health America…
Hawaii Farm to School
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Can school gardens save us?

In a recent opinion piece published by The New York Times, authors Dariush Mozaffarian and Dan Glickman assert that poor diet is the leading cause of mortality in the United States and that diet-related disease is a leading driver of skyrocketing…
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Maui Nui Youth Council holds town halls on harms of house parties

To kick off summer break and graduation season, the Maui Nui Youth Council held two town hall meetings between late May and early June to raise community awareness around the harms associated with underage drinking at home and at graduation…

High performance public spaces: Kalena Park, Lihue

In partnership with the County of Kauai, Kauai Cares, the Lihue Boys and Girls Club, Kaniko`o Senior Housing, Lihue Court Townhomes and community members, Get Fit Kauai is leading the group charge in efforts to revitalize Kalena Park which lies…

Bikeshare expands on Big Island to Hilo

Peoples Advocacy for Trails Hawaii (PATH) is a community-based, grassroots, non-profit, public access advocacy organization serving Hawai‘i County. PATH’s mission is to promote traffic safety education and a safe environment on roadways…

Hop, jump, skip...skip the vape

On Friday, July 26, the first-ever floor ad on Kauaʻi was unveiled at Kukui Grove Shopping Center, Lihuʻe. The ad, strategically placed near Jamba Juice and the new keiki zone, is intended to trigger conversation about the dangers of vaping…
CHW Conference 2019

2019's CHW Conference was for and about community health workers

On Friday June 28, 2019, community health workers (CHWs) and CHW allies from across the state gathered at Ala Moana Hotel for the second CHW conference – Pūpūkahi I Holomua: For and About Community Health Workers. The morning started off…
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Two new bills to keep Hawaii's families healthy signed into law

HONOLULU, JULY 3 – Last week, Governor David Ige signed two bills to expand access to healthy food and beverages across the state. Senate Bill 549, now Act 138, ensures that healthier beverages like water, milk, or 100% fruit juice are the…
Jessica Yamauchi

Summer Update from the Executive Director

Aloha Everyone, Summer is here and legislative session has come and gone -- mahalo to all who supported HIPHI and our policy priorities this legislative session. Our 2019 legislative agenda highlighted 21 legislative policies to advance public…

Tobacco-Free Me! education available on Kaua‘i

Each year, May 31 marks World No Tobacco Day, but this year in Hawai’i it also marks the last day of public school for the year. This last school year, tobacco education has increased dramatically on Kaua’i – especially with the pressing…