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CTFH Youth Council sees growth and selects policy priority

For the Coalition for a Tobacco-Free Hawaiʻi Youth Council, a silver lining in the COVID-19 pandemic was being forced to rethink how we deliver our programs. Over the summer, a youth leadership team was established with representatives from…
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Policy and Advocacy Training Series: Gearing Up for 2021

At HIPHI, advancing policy is a major part of our organization’s mission and goals. As a result, we host an annual policy and advocacy training to empower new and aspiring advocates with the information and skills needed to make a change in…
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HIPHI COVID-19 Update 11/30

After reflecting on all we are thankful for during a challenging year, we have been lucky to have your support! Tomorrow is #GivingTuesday, a moment when people around the world come together to give back. Whether through volunteer hours, donations…
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HIPHI COVID-19 Update 11/16

Thanksgiving, a holiday synonymous with food, family, and gratitude, is just around the corner. COVID-19 means that holiday gatherings will look very different this year, and it can be hard to feel grateful with all of the hardships 2020 has…
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HIPHI COVID-19 Update 11/2

The holiday season has officially begun, but with COVID-19, celebrations will be different this year. This past weekend, Halloween has shown us that we can adapt our holiday traditions to celebrate safely with a little bit of creativity. Precautions…
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HIPHI COVID-19 Update 10/19

On October 15, Hawai‘i welcomed over 8,000 travelers on the first day of its pre-travel testing program. This new program allows U.S. trans-Pacific travelers to avoid a 14-day quarantine if they receive a negative COVID-19 test from a trusted…
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HIPHI COVID-19 Update 10/5

Last month, Governor David Ige announced the pre-travel testing program would start on October 15 after being delayed several times. This program, which Lieutenant Governor Josh Green is in charge of, would allow travelers to skip the 14-day…
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Seeking Articles for COVID-19 Special Issue: Hawaiʻi Journal of Health and Social Welfare

Here is an opportunity for those working on COVID-19 and health equity. The University of Hawaiʻi, Office of Public Health Studies is collaborating with leadership from the Hawaiʻi Department of Health, HIPHI, and the Hawaiʻi Community Foundation…
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New Staff Join HIPHI in August and September

HIPHI is excited to welcome five new staff members in August and September! Dr. Sonia Gupta – August 3 Dr. Sonia Gupta is our new, full-time Oral Health Manager! Sonia is based on Maui and will be working in the Maui Office when we reopen!…
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Tobacco Updates for Summer 2020: New Data, Same Challenges

Youth e-cigarette rates are increasing, the link between smoking/e-cigarette use and COVID-19 is becoming clearer, and another state passes legislation prohibiting the sale of flavored tobacco products. These are some of the prominent stories…
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Hawai‘i Youth Food Council Launches for 2020-2021 Term

August 15, 2020 marked the official launch of this year’s Hawai‘i Youth Food Council (HYFC). Six newly selected high school youth have joined four returning members from last year’s inaugural council (launched February 2020) to form the…
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Hawai‘i Public Health Training Hui Transitions to Moodle

The Hawai‘i Public Health Training Hui (Hui) is happy to announce our transition to Moodle! What’s a Moodle you ask? Moodle is an online learning management system. Our sponsors and partners at the Western Region Public Health Training Center…