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Hawaii Farm to School
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Can school gardens save us?

In a recent opinion piece published by The New York Times, authors Dariush Mozaffarian and Dan Glickman assert that poor diet is the leading cause of mortality in the United States and that diet-related disease is a leading driver of skyrocketing…
CHW Conference 2019

2019’s CHW Conference was for and about community health workers

On Friday June 28, 2019, community health workers (CHWs) and CHW allies from across the state gathered at Ala Moana Hotel for the second CHW conference – Pūpūkahi I Holomua: For and About Community Health Workers. The morning started off…
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Two new bills to keep Hawaii’s families healthy signed into law

HONOLULU, JULY 3 – Last week, Governor David Ige signed two bills to expand access to healthy food and beverages across the state. Senate Bill 549, now Act 138, ensures that healthier beverages like water, milk, or 100% fruit juice are the…
Jessica Yamauchi

Summer Update from the Executive Director

Aloha Everyone, Summer is here and legislative session has come and gone -- mahalo to all who supported HIPHI and our policy priorities this legislative session. Our 2019 legislative agenda highlighted 21 legislative policies to advance public…
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HIPHI internship program helps build Hawaii’s public health workforce

With Hawaii’s public health workforce projected to decrease by one-third*, all public health organizations have to be committed to training a new generation of public health workers. HIPHI is committed to this and will continue mentoring students…

Pearl City sweeps the 808NOVAPE Category at the 2019 Olelo Youth Xchange Awards

One of the keys to a successful and impactful youth counter-marketing campaign is to have youth at the table conceptualizing and creating the messages that will be directed at their peers. This strategy has formed the basis of our partnership…
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2019 Legislative Session Wrap-Up

Thursday, May 2, was sine die at the State Legislature, the closing of the 2019 Legislative session. After many committee hearings, discussion, and negotiation, 298 bills passed the legislature and will now go to the Governor to be signed into…

Whole Foods Market 5% Day to Benefit HIPHI’s Healthy Eating + Active Living Community Coalitions

 Partnership will help promote access to healthy food options and help promote physical activity through built environment improvements April 15, 2019 (HONOLULU) – Today, the Hawai’i Public Health Institute (HIPHI) announced that its…

Whole Foods Market selects HIPHI as beneficiary of 5% Community Giving Day

We have exciting news! Whole Foods Market has selected Hawai‘i Public Health Institute (HIPHI) as the beneficiary of their upcoming 5% Community Giving Day on Thursday, April 18, at all of their Hawai‘i stores.  This means that five percent…
Youth advocates look towards a tobacco-free future

Youth Advocates Rally At State Capitol With A Message For Big Tobacco: Stop Targeting Us

First lady, lawmakers, and youth advocates push back against targeted marketing of vape products to kids HONOLULU, March 20 — This afternoon, approximately 80 students rallied at the State Capitol to send a message to Big Tobacco on national…