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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…

Video: Jessica on Island Voice

Jessica Yamauchi, our Executive Director, appears on today's Island Voice program. Jump to 22 mins in to see her!

Employment Opportunity: ORISE Fellowship Opportunity

Are you interested in working for the CDC as an ORISE Fellow? This work assignment is located at the Honolulu Quarantine Station in the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL Airport). It is a full-time fellowship position and you will…
Kevin and E-cigarettes

E-cigarette leaves 17 year-old with second degree burns and broken teeth

This past October, Blake Chastain, a 17 year-old high school student had to be rushed to a nearby hospital by helicopter where doctors rushed to save his left eye, treat the second degree burns on his hand, and brace his mouth for teeth that…
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Mo‘olelo of Mokauea

It’s been a whirlwind Fall for our Perspectives on Community Health field trips!  We worked in the culinary gardens with Māla‘ai on Hawai‘i Island, learned about engaging youth in agriculture at Waimea High School on Kaua‘i and, most…

Statewide Oral Health Strategic Planning Process Officially Begins

The Hawaiian Islands Oral Health Task Force has been instrumental in supporting oral health efforts since the completion of the last state oral health strategic plan in 2003. Now, the task force is moving forward to update the plan. HIPHI…
Sam Quinones

ho’ōla Day 2: Addressing the Opioid Epidemic

It's day two at ho'ōla! This morning, we heard from Sam Quinones, author of Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opioid Epidemic. Mr. Quinones discussed how, beginning in the mid 1990s, marketing and car-salesman-like pharmaceutical reps…

We’re at ho’ōla: The Hawai‘i Health Care Conference (Day 1)

What a great day this is shaping up to be. We're at the Dole Cannery with several hundred health care workers and public health professionals sharing and learning at ho'ōla: The Hawai‘i Health Care Conference. There is energy everywhere.…
Perspectives on Community Health

Gaining perspective on community health

After a brief hiatus, our Perspectives on Community Health field trips are back!  These field trips are an opportunity for all to step out of regular routines and visit organizations to learn about their work and how they are positively affecting…
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Youth Retreat focuses on storytelling to promote a tobacco-free generation

Know your story so you can be the boss of your body! This was the underlying theme of the annual Jump Start: Youth Empowerment Retreat, which was held on Saturday, August 26. Before we can change policy, we must share our own stories of how…

September update from the Executive Director

Aloha, I hope you all had the opportunity to take some time and enjoy the summer. Here at HIPHI, we’re busier than ever with a number of projects, including next week's Ho`ola Healthcare Conference. This exciting partnership with the Hawai‘i…