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COVID-19 Vaccinations: Truth, Compassion & Unity

COVID-19 Vaccinations: Truth, Compassion & Unity This weekend, we remembered the horrific tragedy of 9/11 and reflected on the lessons learned. We have overcome some of the hardest crises through unity. This value of unity…
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HIPHI COVID-19 Update 9/7

COVID-19 UPDATE 43    In honor of Hawaiian History Month, we are committed to learning about the legacy of ali‘i and the decisive actions they took to protect public health. It is evident Hawaiian leaders put the wellbeing of their…
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HIPHI COVID-19: Where Do We Go From Here?

COVID-19: Where Do We Go From Here? Today's case count is the highest Monday count on record with a statewide total of 720 new cases and 10,946 active cases. Yesterday was the first day that the state reached 10,000 active cases. Hawai‘i…
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HIPHI COVID-19 Update 8/24

COVID-19 UPDATE 42    Hawai‘i is again at a crossroads in our fight against COVID-19. Over the last week, our state averaged 671 daily cases, with 409 people currently hospitalized. If we do not change our…
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HIPHI COVID-19 Update 8/9

COVID-19 UPDATE 41     How is the Delta variant different from other strains of COVID-19? The Delta variant is twice as contagious as the original coronavirus and data shows it might cause more severe illness than previous…
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HIPHI COVID-19 Special Update 8/2

COVID-19 SPECIAL UPDATE 8/2: What Can We Do About Rising Cases in Hawaiʻi?      COVID-19 infections in our state continue to rise, with the Delta variant driving new infections. As of today, there were 365 new cases and a six percent average…
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HIPHI COVID-19 Update 7/26

COVID-19 UPDATE 40      As of Saturday, there was an average of 185 new COVID-19 cases reported statewide, with three new deaths in the last week. As the highly transmissible Delta variant spreads throughout the islands, it is important…
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HIPHI COVID-19 Update 7/12

COVID-19 UPDATE 39 At HIPHI, we take a holistic approach to health. In honor of Plastic Free July, we wanted to put a spotlight on environmental health. The pandemic has caused an increase in single use plastics, and local…
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HIPHI COVID-19 Update 6/28

COVID-19 UPDATE 38 June is national Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness Month! Many people living with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias are vulnerable during the pandemic. Those interested in learning more can find…
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Coalition for Tobacco-Free Hawaiʻi Youth Council leaders question CEO of Altria at annual shareholders meeting

It’s not everyday that you get to pose a question to a CEO, let alone the CEO of Altria, the largest tobacco company in the United States. But that’s exactly what Youth Council members Theresa Ng and Chanel Matsumoto did when they awoke…
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New data on the link between tobacco smoking and severe COVID-19 manifestations

During the first few weeks of March 2020, Colin Finnerty, a 21-year-old lift operator at a popular ski resort in central Idaho came down with a cold. While he had heard about the COVID-19 pandemic spreading across the country, he also recalled…
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2021 Post-Legislative Session Update

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…