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Kick Butts Day Hawaii 2018

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

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…

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…

Growing state-level support for farm to school

“Staying inside the classroom isn’t probably the best for your health,” observed a 4th grade student and active school gardener from Waikīkī Elementary School as he spoke to over one hundred attendees at the Farm to School Legislative…
A public health hero

Job Opening: ORISE Fellow at the Inouye International Airport

Are you interested in working for the CDC as an ORISE Fellow at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport, Honolulu, HI? It’s a full-time position and you will be paid according to educational level (Bachelors would be equivalent to a GS-7…

New poll shows strong support for policies that reduce sugary drink consumption by keiki

POLICIES TO REDUCE CONSUMPTION OF SUGARY DRINKS BY KEIKI RECEIVE STRONG PUBLIC SUPPORT HONOLULU, FEBRUARY 6 — Nearly 8 out of 10 parents (77 percent) support healthy default beverages in children’s meals at Hawai‘i restaurants, according…
2018 Opening Day

Winter Update from our Executive Director

Season’s Greetings! We have much to be thankful for. We have been extremely busy this quarter with conferences, speaking engagements, working with an active youth council, community events and programmatic activities. This summer, we…

Hawaii's Farm to School Movement

Hawaii’s farm to school movement is growing like green beans! Over the past decade, a collaborative grassroots network has driven the development of school learning gardens and school food improvements across the state. In 2010, the Hawai‘i…

2018 HIPHI legislative priorities have been selected

The Coalition for a Tobacco-Free Hawaii and the Obesity Prevention Task Force have been gearing up for the 2018 Legislative Session over the past several months. After listening to the needs of our stakeholders, conducting research, and analyzing…

Elected Official Survey Results Are In!

See them here. Every year, Hawai‘i Public Health Institute surveys elected officials or candidates running for office, depending on the year. The purpose of the survey is to determine where elected officials and candidates stand on various…