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WHAT IS HIPHI
HIPHI, an ally organization to local community health workers (CHWs), currently serves as a facilitator and organizer of the creation of the CHW Hawai‘i Association. We are currently facilitating both the monthly CHW meetings as well as the CHW ally meetings. HIPHI works in collaboration with other ally organizations and is always looking for new partners who are passionate about Hawaii’s CHWs. For more information on joining the ally group or the CHW association, please contact Steph Moir at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Read the March 18 letter here (signed by 100+ doctors and public health professionals).
Read the March 23 letter here (signed by 200+ doctors, nurses, public health professionals, and community organizations).
HIPHI has continued to advocate for communities’ health and wellness; during the following stay-at-home orders, for the need for equitable access to open spaces and data-driven decision-making.
Read the September 4 letter here (signed by 200+ organizations and individuals).
We continue to work on addressing remaining gaps in public health and healthcare through the Public Health Action COVID-19 network.
There is a need for accurate, accessible, and culturally relevant resources. Our staff participates in Communication Outreach Groups, receives feedback from focus groups and Community Health Workers (CHWs) to produce culturally relevant material for specific communities in Hawai‘i. We create infographics and resource guides to disseminate through CHWs and partnering organizations to bridge communication gaps. If you would like to stay up to date with resources we create or share, sign up for our bi-weekly COVID-19 newsletter!
Working with government and community partners, as well as generous donations, HIPHI has distributed over 1,000 cloth face masks and nearly 20,000 surgical face masks since March. In addition, HIPHI helped to coordinate the creation of “Resilience Hubs” on the neighbor islands with the Department of Health’s Behavioral Health & Homelessness Statewide Unified Response Group. Learn more about the initiative and acquire PPE here.
With rapidly changing information, it can be difficult to stay up to date with all that is happening in our islands. The Hawaiʻi Public Health Institute has been offering a series of webinars on how we can mitigate the impacts of COVID-19 in our communities. Join us as experts and front line healthcare workers tell us how we can help.
May 5, 2021, 1-2PM
Climate Justice: Vulnerability and Resilience to COVID-19
Keeping the people in Hawai‘i safe and healthy, is dependent on healthy ecosystems & environmental justice. Lauren Ballesteros-Watanabe and Dr. Alan Friedlander share the environmental impacts of COVID-19 and how we can take action to protect public health by advocating for a just energy system and protection of our marine life!
(County of Kauaʻ i COVID-19 Resource Sheets available from kauai.gov/covid-19 ).
Health Equity Principles for State and Local Leaders in Responding to, Reopening and
Recovering from COVID-19
NEWS & RESEARCH
New research is coming out every day. Ensure you are up to date with recent studies and key news on the outbreak in Hawaiʻi.
HIPHI, along with the Hawaiʻi Children’s Action Network are coordinating the Public Health Action network linking community members, healthcare workers and organizations with state and county leadership for solutions to mitigate COVID-19. If you would like to participate and join our Slack channel, please email email@example.com
How are you taking care of yourself?
National Public Health Week: Home Office Yoga Session (4/6
In celebration of National Public Health week, Anna Bazalar of Barre Kaua’i takes us through a short yoga/stretching session you can do to reset during your workday.