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Seeking Articles for COVID-19 Special Issue: Hawaiʻi Journal of Health and Social Welfare

Here is an opportunity for those working on COVID-19 and health equity. The University of Hawaiʻi, Office of Public Health Studies is collaborating with leadership from the Hawaiʻi Department of Health, HIPHI, and the Hawaiʻi Community Foundation…
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New Staff Join HIPHI in August and September

HIPHI is excited to welcome five new staff members in August and September! Dr. Sonia Gupta – August 3 Dr. Sonia Gupta is our new, full-time Oral Health Manager! Sonia is based on Maui and will be working in the Maui Office when we reopen!…
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Tobacco Updates for Summer 2020: New Data, Same Challenges

Youth e-cigarette rates are increasing, the link between smoking/e-cigarette use and COVID-19 is becoming clearer, and another state passes legislation prohibiting the sale of flavored tobacco products. These are some of the prominent stories…
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Hawai‘i Youth Food Council Launches for 2020-2021 Term

August 15, 2020 marked the official launch of this year’s Hawai‘i Youth Food Council (HYFC). Six newly selected high school youth have joined four returning members from last year’s inaugural council (launched February 2020) to form the…
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Hawai‘i Public Health Training Hui Transitions to Moodle

The Hawai‘i Public Health Training Hui (Hui) is happy to announce our transition to Moodle! What’s a Moodle you ask? Moodle is an online learning management system. Our sponsors and partners at the Western Region Public Health Training Center…
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Hawaiʻi Oral Health Coalition Welcomes New Coordinator and Continues with COVID-19 Response

Aloha from the Hawaiʻi Oral Health Coalition!  We hope you are all doing well and staying safe and healthy. Thank you all for being a voice of positive change in our community.  We strive for equity and access to oral health care for each…
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Demystifying Voting in the 2020 General Election: Your Candidates’ Stance on Public Health Issues

The 2020 General Election on November 3 is quickly approaching, with many important races on the ballot this year. Elected officials at all levels of government have a pivotal role in shaping policies that influence health. At HIPHI, we understand…
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Youth Council Movement Continues to Grow with Virtual Kickoff Event

COVID-19 has changed the way we lead our daily lives and HIPHI and the Coalition for a Tobacco-Free Hawaii’s Youth Council is no exception. After having to cancel Take Down Tobacco, a national day of action last March (formerly Kick Butts…
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Public Health Workforce Development: CHWs, Trainings, Internships and Service Projects

At HIPHI we continue to focus on the challenge of this pandemic. One of our efforts has been focused on supporting and developing Hawaii’s public health workforce. Nationally there is a movement towards workforce development and skills-based…
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Fall 2020 Update from our Executive Director

2020 continues to be a challenging year. It was almost as if the world stopped turning for a moment when we found out that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg had lost her battle to cancer. She had an extraordinary career as an advocate…
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HIPHI COVID-19 Update 9/21

In just the last two weeks, there have been many changes to Hawaii’s pandemic response. Governor David Ige introduced a new leadership team for the state’s COVID-19 efforts, a date for the pre-travel testing program was announced, guidance…
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HIPHI COVID-19 Update 9/6

During a pandemic, with so many unknowns, one thing that can ground decision-making is data. For months, the community, media, and lawmakers have called for more data ranging from demographic information to testing turnaround time to where clusters…