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Emma Falvey

Emma Falvey

December 18, 2023

Emma joined HIPHI in December 2023 as a Community Health Worker (CHW) for HIPHI’s 2109 CHW Project. With a bachelor’s degree in Public Health from Western Washington University, her work as a CHW will focus on serving mothers, children, and…

Chauncey Hatico

Chauncey Hatico

November 16, 2023

Chauncey joined HIPHI in November 2023 as the Program Coordinator for the Hawai‘i Community Health Worker (CHW) Association to support CHWs across Hawai‘i. Prior to joining HIPHI, Chauncey worked as a CHW at HMSA Care Coordination, a CHW Supervisor at…

Hawaiʻi Farm to School Hui Post-Summer Updates

Hawaiʻi Farm to School Hui Post-Summer Updates

September 27, 2023

Congratulations to the 2023-2024 Food Trees for Schools (FTS) award recipients! The following schools on Oʻahu and Hawaiʻi Island were awarded funding to participate in the FTS program: Ewa Makai Middle School, Kalihi Waena Elementary School, Konawaena Elementary School, Mauka…

2023 Youth Council Retreat Group Photo

2023 Youth Council Kickoff

17 youth from across the State, representing three islands and 11 different schools, gathered together in the Honolulu HIPHI office on Saturday, August 19, to kick off the 2023/2024 Coalition for a Tobacco-Free Hawaiʻi Youth Council. Students participated in engaging activities…

Jay Ihara

Jay Ihara

September 7, 2023

Jay joined HIPHI in August 2023 as the East Hawai‘i Tobacco-Free Coordinator, where he spearheads community-building efforts in Hawai‘i County for tobacco prevention and control. With a BBA from the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo, Jay’s expertise in grant management…

Hawai‘i Island Youth Academy: School Year Recap

Hawai‘i Island Youth Academy: School Year Recap

June 26, 2023

Hawai‘i Island Youth Academy (HIYA) continues to strengthen in numbers with youth who share the same goal: to put an end to this vaping epidemic. This year, HIYA’s main focus was to bring much-needed awareness to their communities. They were…

Walk and Roll to School Events Promote Public Health

Walk and Roll to School Events Promote Public Health

June 26, 2023

Every May and October, students, families, and school staff organize events to celebrate the joys of walking or rolling to school in recognition of National Bike to School Day and National Walk and Roll to School Days. HIPHI is proud…

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Kaukau 4 Keiki: Filling the Summer Hunger Gap

June 26, 2023

Kaukau 4 Keiki (K4K), a Summer Food Service Program, is back for its sophomore season! K4K provides age-appropriate and locally-sourced meal kits to our keiki who won’t receive meals at school during summer. Thousands of meal kits will be distributed…

Kathy Gikbay

Kathy Gikbay

April 24, 2023

Kathy joined HIPHI in April 2023 as the Program Assistant to provide general administrative support for the Hawai‘i Oral Health Coalition and Community Health Worker initiatives. Born and raised in Hilo on the Big Island, Kathy is passionate about public…

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