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2021 Post-Legislative Session Update

2021 Post-Legislative Session Update

June 24, 2021

The 2021 Legislative Session ended in late April, and with its conclusion, 265 bills (9.4 percent) were sent to the governor’s desk for consideration. While HIPHI and its coalitions identified several policy priorities at the beginning of session, and ultimately…

Hawaiʻi Alcohol Policy Alliance Legislative Update

Hawaiʻi alcohol policy alliance legislative update

June 23, 2021

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 for Hawaii’s communities: Increasing the…

March Against Menthol – Statewide

March Against Menthol – Statewide

March 18, 2021

Hawaii’s youth are taking down tobacco, choosing to face the tobacco industry’s targeting of Hawaii’s communities head-on. On Sunday, March 7, the Coalition for a Tobacco-Free Hawaiʻi Youth Council (a program of the Hawaiʻi Public Health Institute), hosted a statewide…

Hawai‘i Farm To School Legislation 2021

Hawai‘i Farm to School Legislation 2021

March 18, 2021

The Hawai‘i State Legislature continues to show strong support to ensure the expansion and long-term success of Hawaii’s farm to school efforts through the introduction of at least twelve relevant bills and resolutions during the 2021 legislative session. A driving…

2021 Mid-Session Policy Update

2021 Mid-Session Policy Update

March 18, 2021

The 2021 Legislative Session ended in late April, and with its conclusion, 265 bills (9.4 percent) were sent to the governor’s desk for consideration. While HIPHI and its coalitions identified several policy priorities at the beginning of session, and ultimately…

Maui County Smoke-Free Multi-Unit Housing Issue Brief

Maui County Smoke-Free Multi-Unit Housing Issue Brief

December 17, 2020

The Coalition for a Tobacco-Free Hawaiʻi (CTFH), a program of the Hawaiʻi Public Health Institute (HIPHI), has long recognized the need for smoke-free multi-unit housing policies to help protect the health of residents, visitors, and staff. With the current pandemic…

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