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Hawaii Farm to School
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October is Farm to School Month

Hawai‘i Celebrates National Farm to School Month With Events Across the State  October's Farm to School Month to be celebrated in Hawai‘i with hands-on events  HONOLULU, HAWAI‘I -- Throughout the month of October, hundreds of events…
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Youth Council kicks off a new school year

After a successful 2018-19 year, new and returning Youth Council members are eager for 2019-20! Last year,  more than 1,800 students were reached through peer-to-peer presentations and thousands more across the state through awareness activities…
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2019 Fall Update from the Executive Director

It’s hard to believe that the summer has come and gone. I would like to thank all of you who came to our annual Summer Social at the end of June at the Pacific Club. It was a fun night of networking, sharing our legislative recap, and recognizing…
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Happy birthday Hawai'i Oral Health Coalition

This summer has been full of action for the Hawai‘i Oral Health Coalition! Hawai‘i Public Health Institute (HIPHI) has collaboratively been working with Hawai‘i Children’s Action Network and Oral Health for All Hawai‘i to convene the…
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808NOVAPE Campaign: Fall 2019 Update

The 808NOVAPE Campaign has hit the ground running as the 2019-2020 school year begins. Our partnership with Keep It Flowing has culminated in a grand total of 10 ‘Breathe Aloha’ murals across the state with the last four murals completed…
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Public Health Training Hui webinars continue to roll out

As we transitioned into the summer months, the Public Health Training Hui (PHTH) continued to hold and promote valuable and educational webinars. In July, we held a training by Mestissa Gass, PsyD, Program Director of Mental Health America…
Hawaii Farm to School
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Can school gardens save us?

In a recent opinion piece published by The New York Times, authors Dariush Mozaffarian and Dan Glickman assert that poor diet is the leading cause of mortality in the United States and that diet-related disease is a leading driver of skyrocketing…
CHW Conference 2019
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2019's CHW Conference was for and about community health workers

On Friday June 28, 2019, community health workers (CHWs) and CHW allies from across the state gathered at Ala Moana Hotel for the second CHW conference – Pūpūkahi I Holomua: For and About Community Health Workers. The morning started off…
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Two new bills to keep Hawaii's families healthy signed into law

HONOLULU, JULY 3 – Last week, Governor David Ige signed two bills to expand access to healthy food and beverages across the state. Senate Bill 549, now Act 138, ensures that healthier beverages like water, milk, or 100% fruit juice are the…
Jessica Yamauchi
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Summer Update from the Executive Director

Aloha Everyone, Summer is here and legislative session has come and gone -- mahalo to all who supported HIPHI and our policy priorities this legislative session. Our 2019 legislative agenda highlighted 21 legislative policies to advance public…