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June 2020 Legislative Update

June 2020 legislative update

June 25, 2020

After a two month recess, the Hawai‘i State Legislature reconvened for eight days in May. Their primary goal was to balance the state’s budget and allocate federal COVID-19 relief funds. In addition to the budget matters, the Senate also held…

Kaua‘i: Doing Our Part To #TakeDownTobacco

Kaua‘i: Doing Our Part To #TakeDownTobacco

June 25, 2020

Every year the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK) encourages youth across the nation to participate in national Kick Butts Day, but with the rise in e-cigarette use, it was time for a rebranding to ensure goals of taking down all…

Oral Health Update

Oral Health Update

March 26, 2020

The Hawai‘i Oral Health Coalition (HOHC) has been hard at work for the first quarter expanding efforts to improve oral health in our state. With over 30 members from Kauaʻi, Oʻahu, Maui and Big Island, prevention, advocacy and access have…

Hana Parent Night Leads To Legislative Advocates

Hana Parent Night Leads to Legislative Advocates

March 19, 2020

Pristine and Tyra-Li Perry are the inspiring high school students behind Project Ho‘omana in Hana, Maui. Project Ho‘omana’s vision is to empower youth to make good decisions and healthy choices, especially when it comes to underage drinking, smoking, and substance…

Why Kaua‘i Parks Should Be Smoke-Free

Why Kaua‘i Parks should Be Smoke-Free

March 19, 2020

Most of Hawaii’s parks and beaches are now smoke-free. In 2008, Hawaiʻi County passed a tobacco-free policy that applies to all county beaches and parks (Hawai‘i County Code 14-21b). As of 2014, Honolulu City and County parks and beaches went…

2020 Mid-Session Update

2020 Mid-Session Update

March 9, 2020

NOTE: The state legislature has gone on hiatus as of March 16, 2020 in response to COVID-19. The recess will go on indefinitely until the state House and Senate leaders decide when the session should reconvene. We passed first crossover,…

HIPHI’s 2020 Policy Priorities

HIPHI’s 2020 Policy Priorities

December 14, 2019

As 2019 comes to a close, we’re looking ahead to the 2020 legislative session. HIPHI’s legislative priorities will tackle some key health issues, including regulation of e-cigarettes to reverse the youth vaping epidemic, promotion of oral health access, and education…

2020 Hawai'i Policy And Advocacy Training

Taking the Policy and Advocacy Trainings on the Road!

December 13, 2019

Policy is a key part of the public health toolkit, and every one of us can influence legislation to make healthier choices the easier choices. HIPHI and partners seek to empower new advocates to participate in the legislative process and…

New Look, Same Goal: End The Sale Of Flavored Tobacco In Hawaiʻi!

New look, same goal: End the sale of flavored tobacco in Hawaiʻi!

December 7, 2019

With the headlines filled with deaths and illnesses related to the e-cigarette (or vaping) product use-associated lung injury (EVALI) outbreak, it’s important to remember that the youth vaping epidemic is still spreading unchecked in Hawaiʻi, hooking a new generation on…

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