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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…
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2019 Legislative Session Wrap-Up

Thursday, May 2, was sine die at the State Legislature, the closing of the 2019 Legislative session. After many committee hearings, discussion, and negotiation, 298 bills passed the legislature and will now go to the Governor to be signed into…
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2019 Mid-Session Legislative Update

As we approach the halfway point of the legislative session, we are grateful that all of HIPHI’s legislative priorities are moving. Unfortunately, we only have one bill alive for each priority; all originated in the Senate. We thank all…
HIPHI Team at Opening Day 2019
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Image Blog: HIPHI and partners promote health policy on Opening Day 2019

HIPHI Team at Opening Day 2019Treats for legislators that emphasize the need to remove flavors from tobacco productsFlavored tobacco products on hand to show legislatorsOpening Day 2019Session begins on Opening Day 2019HIPHI w/ Sen. Berene…
2019 Public Health Legislative Agenda
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2019 Policy Agenda available today

We have released our annual Public Health Legislative Agenda to highlight key public health bills expected to be introduced and debated in the state legislature. With at least 3,000 bills typically introduced each year, our annual Public…
2018 Legislative Recap
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HIPHI's 2019 policy priorities have been selected

The new year marks the beginning of a new legislative biennium where HIPHI will be championing policies to address the youth vaping epidemic, curb sugary beverage consumption, expand healthy meals to low-income families, and promote oral health…
Candidate Issue Survey
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Candidate Survey on public health issues in Hawai‘i

As policy plays a significant role in our work at Hawai‘i Public Health Institute (HIPHI), we conduct an annual survey of elected officials and candidates that run for office, depending on the year. As 2018 is an election year, we have sent…
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2018 Legislative Recap has been released

With another legislative session behind us, it’s time to take a deeper look into how public health legislation fared in the 2018 session. This year, HIPHI priorities were to prevent tobacco use among youth and promote healthy eating habits.…
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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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Legislative Update from the Policy Director

We are over halfway through the legislative session and a lot has happened since Opening Day! We thank you for your continued support -- your advocacy efforts are critical in keeping our issues moving through the legislature. Here is an update…
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Our Policy Priorities for 2017 Legislative Session

For the upcoming 2017 legislative session, HIPHI is working on many policies to promote healthy living in Hawai‘i, including various sugar-sweetened beverage bills and continuing to focus on tobacco prevention and control. Please see the…