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National Public Health Week: Windward Zero Waste School Hui field trip

Tucked away past the Ko‘olau Mountains is a revolutionary program striving for a zero-waste Hawai‘i. The Windward Zero Waste School Hui is a partnership of Windward schools working cooperatively in the pursuit of waste reduction, soil restoration,…
Breathe Aloha unveiling at Kapaa High School
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#808NOVAPE Mural Campaign Wraps Up

“Don’t be a follower, be a leader." “Above the clouds.” “Surfing > Vaping.” These are some of the handwritten messages students have left on a wall at Nanakuli High and Intermediate school... not random graffiti authored…
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New Visual Display At Capitol Urges Lawmakers To Protect Kids By Ending Sale And Distribution of Flavored Tobacco Products

More than 100 organizations and influencers endorse legislation to end the sale and distribution of flavored tobacco products  HONOLULU, FEBRUARY 4 — This afternoon, Lieutenant Governor Josh Green, Senator Karl Rhoads, Senator Rosalyn…
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…
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Farm to School for Hawai‘i's Future

In celebration of October as Farm to School Month in Hawai‘i, a Perspectives trip hosted by Hawai‘i Public Health Institute took participants to several model farm to school sites on O‘ahu. All three core elements of successful farm to…
Ratworm Lung Disease Training Hawaii
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Employing the Power of Education for Disease Prevention

Over 30 teachers from K-12 public, charter, and independent schools on O‘ahu and Molokai attended a fascinating workshop on "Engaging Students in Citizen Science through the Prevention of Rat Lungworm Disease" this summer at 'Iolani School.…
HICOH stakeholder meeting
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Hawaii’s Families Should Smile With Confidence

Since 2010, Hawai‘i has received a failing grade in three oral health report cards published by The Pew Center on the States. Specifically, Medicaid does not provide any preventive oral health care for adults and only emergency dental (extraction…
Summer Social Welcome
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TRICKED into Sex Trafficking

According to the International Labor Organization, almost 21 million people are victims of forced labor, either by private individuals or enterprises. Of those exploited, 4.5 million are victims of forced sexual exploitation and Hawai‘i is…
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Youth Council members in action

The legislative session might be over, but that doesn’t mean Youth Council members are resting on their laurels. On April 27, Sara Kay, a senior at Punahou, led a Taking Down Tobacco training at Farrington High School. Sara shared some facts…
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Youth advocates rallying at State Capitol for Kick Butts Day on Tuesday, March 20!

It's that time of year again! Kick Butts Day event at the State Capitol is right around the corner! If you are a high school or college student in the state of Hawai‘i, we invite you to join us on Tuesday, March 20, from 9 AM - 3 PM! Register…
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Dr. Robert Proctor will keynote 2017 Annual CTFH Stakeholder Meeting

 Hawai‘i public health leaders to hear from first-ever historian to testify against tobacco industry on how Big Tobacco is using the same playbook to hook our youth on vaping     On Friday, November 17, Coalition for a Tobacco-Free…