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HIPHI Youth Council In Action

It’s been a busy fall for Youth Council! In late September, the Youth Council selected their policy priority to ban flavored tobacco products and honed their public speaking skills in front of their fellow members. In October, they worked…
The sold-out crowd is ready!
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First Hawai‘i Anti-Vaping Conference Helps Those on the Frontline to Combat Youth E-Cigarette Use

HONOLULU, OCTOBER 30 — Today, more than 200 Hawai‘i teachers, school administrators, law enforcement officials, and public health advocates attended the state's first-ever conference addressing the rise and health risks of youth vaping.…
HIPHI hosts Hawaii's first-ever anti-vaping conference.
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Farm to School for Hawai‘i’s Future

In celebration of October as Farm to School Month in Hawai‘i, a Perspectives trip hosted by Hawai‘i Public Health Institute took participants to several model farm to school sites on O‘ahu. All three core elements of successful farm to…
Jessica Yamauchi
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Fall update from the executive director

Aloha! I hope you all were able to take some time this summer to enjoy with your family and friends. Most of our staff have tried to take some time off, but it has been a busy time for HIPHI. Since our last newsletter, we have welcomed two…
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Job Opening: HIPHI Coalitions Assistant for Hawai‘i County

We are seeking an experienced community-driven individual to assist in the coordination and implementation of public health projects and initiatives at the Hawai‘i Public Health Institute (HIPHI) for Hawai‘i County and will be physically…
HICOH stakeholder meeting
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Hawaii’s Families Should Smile With Confidence

Since 2010, Hawai‘i has received a failing grade in three oral health report cards published by The Pew Center on the States. Specifically, Medicaid does not provide any preventive oral health care for adults and only emergency dental (extraction…
Jessica Yamauchi
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Summer 2018 Update from the Executive Director

As the summer heats up, we would like to take a moment to remember our friends and partners impacted by the floods on O‘ahu and Kaua‘i in April as well as those suffering in the Puna district. Our heartfelt thoughts go out to everyone impacted. Last…
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TRICKED into Sex Trafficking

According to the International Labor Organization, almost 21 million people are victims of forced labor, either by private individuals or enterprises. Of those exploited, 4.5 million are victims of forced sexual exploitation and Hawai‘i is…
808novape
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808NOVAPE Campaign Kicks Off!

As use of electronic smoking devices and vaping continues to soar among teenagers across the state of Hawai‘i, HIPHI’s Youth ESD Prevention Project (YEPP) has spent the last few months diligently working on a multimedia campaign to combat…
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2018 Legislative Recap has been released

With another legislative session behind us, it’s time to take a deeper look into how public health legislation fared in the 2018 session. This year, HIPHI priorities were to prevent tobacco use among youth and promote healthy eating habits.…
Kick Butts Day Rally at the Capitol Rotunda
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Another Successful School Year with Our Youth Council

What an exciting year it has been for HIPHI’s Youth Council (YC). We kicked off the school year in August with a Youth Retreat at Camp Mokuleia. Youth from across the state came together to develop leadership skills and participate in team-building…