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The Hawai‘i Oral Health Coalition (HOHC): In Position To Transition

As we begin to transition from the COVID-19 chaos into a new normal, we’re ready to lead the charge in oral health equity in Hawaiʻi.  With a new Statewide Oral Health Coalition Manager and a growing Coalition, we are tackling some of the…
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Hawaiʻi alcohol policy alliance legislative update

The Hawaiʻi Alcohol Policy Alliance (HIAPA) is a new statewide coalition that aims to educate the community and advocate for evidence-based, responsible alcohol policies. HIAPA wrapped up their first legislative session with two main priorities…
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Summer 2021 Update from our CEO

Aloha Everyone, The summer is here, school is out, our state is slowly reopening, the economy is rebounding, recovery efforts continue, and yet there is a lingering feeling of cautiousness as people figure out their own realities for a new…
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HIPHI COVID-19 Update 6/14

COVID-19 UPDATE 37 Fifty-five percent of Hawaii’s population has been fully vaccinated and this continues to be reflected in low case numbers statewide! When the state achieves a 60 percent vaccination rate, Governor Ige…
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HIPHI COVID-19 Update 6/1

COVID-19 UPDATE 36   Yesterday, we took time to honor those who have served our country and recognize those who have sacrificed their lives. We’d also like to thank our active military and the many sacrifices they…
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HIPHI COVID-19 Update 5/17

COVID-19 UPDATE 35   May is National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Month! The pandemic has been and continues to be a transition for children across the country. With vaccine eligibility expanding to children ages 12 and up,…
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HIPHI COVID-19 Update 5/3

COVID-19 UPDATE 34   May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month! Hawai‘i Public Health Institute acknowledges that AANHPI communities face systemic barriers to health equity. We are committed to working towards…
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STATEMENT: COALITION FOR A TOBACCO-FREE HAWAIʻI APPLAUDS FDA ANNOUNCEMENT TO ELIMINATE MENTHOL IN CIGARETTES, ALONG WITH ALL FLAVORS IN CIGARS

Lack of action on e-cigarette flavors remains concerning   (HAWAIʻI) - The Coalition for a Tobacco-Free Hawaiʻi (CTFH), a program of the Hawaiʻi Public Health Institute (HIPHI), applauds the recent announcement by the U.S. Food and…
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HIPHI COVID-19 Update 4/19

COVID-19 UPDATE 33  One million doses of vaccine have been administered in Hawai‘i, which translates into more than a third of Hawai‘i residents! This is an incredible milestone for our state and we are grateful for the hard…
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Public Health Action: Volunteer Ideas

Mahalo for following along with us during National Public Health Week. We loved recognizing past public health heroes and events that shaped Hawaiʻi, and celebrating current heroes making a difference in our communities! Does your passion…
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HIPHI COVID-19 Update 4/5

COVID-19 UPDATE 32   It’s National Public Health Week (April 5-11, 2021), and what a great time to celebrate public health! We have made tremendous strides since the pandemic began over a year ago, and the future seems bright…
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HIPHI COVID-19 Update 3/22

COVID-19 UPDATE 31    A year has passed since our state initially shut down and looking back, we can observe the collective power of multi-sector partnerships in public health and the resiliency of the people of Hawai‘i. This year, we celebrated…