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HIPHI COVID-19 Update 6/29

Hawai‘i took an important step forward in reopening its economy when Governor David Ige announced the plan to end the mandatory 14-day quarantine for out-of-state travelers on August 1, 2020 if they test negative for COVID-19 within 72 hours…
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Food systems workforce development for food security and sustainability

When the Hawai‘i State Legislature recessed indefinitely on March 17, 2020 due to the COVID-19 crisis, members of the Hawai‘i Farm to School Hui Legislation & Policy Committee proactively began working to transition the 2020 Policy Agenda…
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Introducing new statewide coalition for responsible alcohol policies

Hawaiʻi's alcohol policy landscape just welcomed an exciting new player. The Hawaiʻi Alcohol Policy Alliance, HIPHI’s latest emerging coalition, was recently formed and hired a Statewide Coordinator, Chelsea Gonzales, bringing advocacy experience…
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HIPHI launches Public Health Action webinar series for COVID-19 response, gaining over 10,000 views

As HIPHI moved into the new territory of navigating our way through a pandemic, we knew we had the responsibility of being a resource to our community. To reach and support our broad audience, we decided to host weekly webinars to provide updates…
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Oral health kits give keiki another reason to smile

During COVID-19, the oral health community stepped up, with many answering calls for donations of PPE, and volunteering during the crisis. The Hawaiʻi Oral Health Coalition was no exception, with members choosing to care for vulnerable keiki…
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June 2020 legislative update

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…
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Update from our Executive Director, Summer 2020

The Coronavirus pandemic and lockdown. The murder of George Floyd, and the fight against systemic racism and police brutality. The long-overdue recognition of racism as a public health epidemic, and the ever-volatile political climate.  We…
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Fall 2020 internships and volunteer opportunities at HIPHI

We are currently accepting Fall 2020 internship applications for university students and high school students (read below). Volunteer opportunities are open year-round. Please read the instructions on how to apply, and email contact@hiphi.org…
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Youth Council members give back to their communities during the lockdown

It would have been easy to disengage, to feel sorry for themselves for sport seasons that were lost, trips that never happened, and proms that were canceled, but that didn’t stop many of our Youth Council members from making a difference this…
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HIPHI COVID-19 Update 6/15

After weeks of very low cases, we have seen a recent spike in COVID-19 cases over the last few days . Some of this is to be expected as the state slowly reopens, but is also an important reminder that the virus is still present and we cannot…
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HIPHI Youth Council Member Working to Get PPE to Frontline Workers

By Noelle Nakaoka, Punahou ‘20, Hawai’i Public Health Institute Youth Council Member and Charipay Intern HIPHI Youth Council member Noelle Nakaoka didn’t let COVID-19 keep her from helping others. She joined other Youth Council members…
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HIPHI COVID-19 Update 6/1

Last week, the world witnessed the heartbreaking and horrific death of George Floyd, an unarmed Black man, at the hands of a white police officer in Minneapolis. Protests occurring across the nation are in response to the long history of oppression,…