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Youth Council Movement Continues to Grow with Virtual Kickoff Event

COVID-19 has changed the way we lead our daily lives and HIPHI and the Coalition for a Tobacco-Free Hawaii’s Youth Council is no exception. After having to cancel Take Down Tobacco, a national day of action last March (formerly Kick Butts…
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Public Health Workforce Development: CHWs, Trainings, Internships and Service Projects

At HIPHI we continue to focus on the challenge of this pandemic. One of our efforts has been focused on supporting and developing Hawaii’s public health workforce. Nationally there is a movement towards workforce development and skills-based…
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Fall 2020 Update from our Executive Director

2020 continues to be a challenging year. It was almost as if the world stopped turning for a moment when we found out that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg had lost her battle to cancer. She had an extraordinary career as an advocate…
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HIPHI COVID-19 Update 9/21

In just the last two weeks, there have been many changes to Hawaii’s pandemic response. Governor David Ige introduced a new leadership team for the state’s COVID-19 efforts, a date for the pre-travel testing program was announced, guidance…
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HIPHI COVID-19 Update 9/6

During a pandemic, with so many unknowns, one thing that can ground decision-making is data. For months, the community, media, and lawmakers have called for more data ranging from demographic information to testing turnaround time to where clusters…
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HIPHI COVID-19 Update 8/24

A Message from the Hawaiʻi Public Health Institute: Keep Public Outdoor Spaces Open Cases of COVID-19 continue to rise in Hawai‘i, and while it is imperative to implement restrictions to stop the spread, restrictions should be evidence-based.…
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HIPHI COVID-19 Update 8/10

Five months into the pandemic, many are fatigued by the restrictions and sacrifices made to slow the spread of COVID-19. Although it has been repeated for months - wear a mask, wash your hands, practice social distancing, stay home when sick…
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HIPHI COVID-19 Update 7/27

Last week, Hawai‘i had a record high COVID-19 case counts three days in a row. In July, there have been over 800 new cases, nearly doubling the number of cases in Hawai‘i in a single month. Hawai‘i is fortunate that our healthcare system…
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HIPHI COVID-19 Update 7/13

In the last two weeks, Hawai‘i has seen a surge in new cases. Although Hawai‘i is fortunate that its current caseload is manageable, the recent spike in cases has caused Governor David Ige to reconsider opening the state to tourism on August…
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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…