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HICOH stakeholder meeting
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Hawaii’s Families Should Smile With Confidence

Since 2010, Hawai‘i has received a failing grade in three oral health report cards published by The Pew Center on the States. Specifically, Medicaid does not provide any preventive oral health care for adults and only emergency dental (extraction…
Jessica Yamauchi
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Summer 2018 Update from the Executive Director

As the summer heats up, we would like to take a moment to remember our friends and partners impacted by the floods on O‘ahu and Kaua‘i in April as well as those suffering in the Puna district. Our heartfelt thoughts go out to everyone impacted. Last…
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TRICKED into Sex Trafficking

According to the International Labor Organization, almost 21 million people are victims of forced labor, either by private individuals or enterprises. Of those exploited, 4.5 million are victims of forced sexual exploitation and Hawai‘i is…
808novape
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808NOVAPE Campaign Kicks Off!

As use of electronic smoking devices and vaping continues to soar among teenagers across the state of Hawai‘i, HIPHI’s Youth ESD Prevention Project (YEPP) has spent the last few months diligently working on a multimedia campaign to combat…
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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.…
Kick Butts Day Rally at the Capitol Rotunda
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Another Successful School Year with Our Youth Council

What an exciting year it has been for HIPHI’s Youth Council (YC). We kicked off the school year in August with a Youth Retreat at Camp Mokuleia. Youth from across the state came together to develop leadership skills and participate in team-building…
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Farm to School: A National Movement for Systems Change

The 9th National Farm to Cafeteria Conference convened nearly 1,000 farm to school and farm to institution stakeholders from across all 50 states, Washington, D.C., U.S. Territories, and Canada between April 25-27, 2018 in Cincinnati, Ohio…
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Youth Council members in action

The legislative session might be over, but that doesn’t mean Youth Council members are resting on their laurels. On April 27, Sara Kay, a senior at Punahou, led a Taking Down Tobacco training at Farrington High School. Sara shared some facts…
Kick Butts Day Hawaii 2018
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Kick Butts Day rally at State Capitol rewarded with momentum on two key bills

YOUTH ADVOCATES MARCH ON STATE CAPITOL TO ADVOCATE FOR TOBACCO-FREE BUFFER ZONES NEAR SCHOOLS AND PLAYGROUNDS See the photos and videos. Today’s Kick Butts Day rally at the State Capitol drew more than 60 youth advocates from six islands…
HIPHI Staff And Board Retreat
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Spring Update from the Executive Director

Aloha! We kicked off the new year with a fun and engaging board and staff retreat at the Kilauea Military Camp in Volcano on the Big Island. It was the first time HIPHI’s annual board and staff retreat was held on a neighbor island, providing…
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2018 Mid-Session Legislative Update: All priority bills are still moving

We are more than halfway through the 2018 Legislative Session! HIPHI’s priority legislation on tobacco prevention and healthy eating continue to advance in the Senate and House. Take a look at the chart above reflecting the progress on each…
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Youth advocates rallying at State Capitol for Kick Butts Day on Tuesday, March 20!

It's that time of year again! Kick Butts Day event at the State Capitol is right around the corner! If you are a high school or college student in the state of Hawai‘i, we invite you to join us on Tuesday, March 20, from 9 AM - 3 PM! Register…