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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…

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…
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Mo‘olelo of Mokauea

It’s been a whirlwind Fall for our Perspectives on Community Health field trips!  We worked in the culinary gardens with Māla‘ai on Hawai‘i Island, learned about engaging youth in agriculture at Waimea High School on Kaua‘i and, most…
HNL SFV Passage

HIPHI Statement on Honolulu City Council Passage of Smoke-Free Vehicles Legislation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 11, 2017 Thank you Honolulu City Council for Unanimous Passage of Smoke-Free Vehicles Legislation Honolulu County joins Kaua‘i and Hawai‘i Counties in Prohibiting Smoking & Vaping When Kids Are in the…
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Youth Retreat focuses on storytelling to promote a tobacco-free generation

Know your story so you can be the boss of your body! This was the underlying theme of the annual Jump Start: Youth Empowerment Retreat, which was held on Saturday, August 26. Before we can change policy, we must share our own stories of how…
HNL Council

Smoke-free vehicles gaining momentum in Honolulu

O‘ahu is one step closer to having smoke-free cars for keiki! Introduced by City and County of Honolulu Council Chair Ron Menor and Councilmember Brandon Elefante, Bill 70 would prohibit smoking and vaping in vehicles when a minor is present.…