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Friendship House Perspectives
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Perspectives on Community Health visits the Friendship House on Kaua‘i

Friendship House is a psychiatric rehabilitation program for about 70 adult Kaua‘i residents with both serious mental illness and a desire to improve their quality of life. The mission of Friendship House is to provide a safe, accepting…
Jessica Yamauchi
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Seasons Greetings from the Executive Director

Happy Holidays! Wow, where has 2018 gone!?  It has been a busy, fulfilling year for HIPHI and we have all of you to thank. In 2018, we held our first statewide e-cigarette conference, engaged with Community Health Workers across the state,…
Breath Aloha Farrington High
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808NOVAPE Campaign Breathes Aloha Onto the Walls of Schools Across the State

With the vaping epidemic steadily taking up a lot of ink lately in the national news, HIPHI continues to fight back. Not with ink, but with something a lot more colorful: paint. On the heels of the statewide spring kickoff of the 808NOVAPE…
HIPHI hosts Hawaii's first-ever anti-vaping conference.
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HIPHI and partners clear the cloud at first-ever ESD conference

In late October, the Coalition for a Tobacco Free Hawai‘i (Coalition), a program of Hawai‘i Public Health Institute, along with the Hawai‘i Community Foundation and the Hawai‘i State Department of Health (DOH), hosted the state’s first-ever…
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HIPHI Youth Council In Action

It’s been a busy fall for Youth Council! In late September, the Youth Council selected their policy priority to ban flavored tobacco products and honed their public speaking skills in front of their fellow members. In October, they worked…
The sold-out crowd is ready!
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First Hawai‘i Anti-Vaping Conference Helps Those on the Frontline to Combat Youth E-Cigarette Use

HONOLULU, OCTOBER 30 — Today, more than 200 Hawai‘i teachers, school administrators, law enforcement officials, and public health advocates attended the state's first-ever conference addressing the rise and health risks of youth vaping.…
HIPHI hosts Hawaii's first-ever anti-vaping conference.
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Farm to School for Hawai‘i's Future

In celebration of October as Farm to School Month in Hawai‘i, a Perspectives Trip was hosted by Hawai‘i Public Health Institute on October 18 during which participants visited several model farm to school sites on O‘ahu. All three core…
Jessica Yamauchi
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Fall update from the executive director

Aloha! I hope you all were able to take some time this summer to enjoy with your family and friends. Most of our staff have tried to take some time off, but it has been a busy time for HIPHI. Since our last newsletter, we have welcomed two…
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Job Opening: HIPHI Coalitions Assistant for Hawai‘i County

We are seeking an experienced community-driven individual to assist in the coordination and implementation of public health projects and initiatives at the Hawai‘i Public Health Institute (HIPHI) for Hawai‘i County and will be physically…
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…