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#808NoVape Education Month on Kaua‘i

#808NoVape Education Month on Kaua‘i

February 24, 2019

February was an epic month for public health on Kaua‘i. With over 50 presentations on the dangers of vaping and a number of awareness events lined up for the month, we caught the attention of Mayor Derek S. K. Kawakami…

Kilauea, Kauai SRTS resolution passes unanimously

Kilauea, Kauai SRTS resolution passes unanimously

February 22, 2019

On Wednesday, February 20, 2019, Kaua‘i County Council voted 7-0 in favor of adopting the (community-driven) Kilauea Safe Routes to School Resolution.  The resolution will prohibit school drop-off and pick-up activity on Kamali‘i Street (creating a remote drop off.) The…

Fitness Week on Rice

Get Fit Kauai’s Fitness Week on Rice

November 26, 2018

Get Fit Kauai’s Fitness Week on Rice was a week-long fitness experience in Lihue that inspired healthy lifestyles and a sense of community. It was an occasion to highlight Lihue’s gyms and fitness studios and provide opportunities for people to…

Get Fit Kauai’s 2018 Worksite Wellness Challenge

Get Fit Kauai’s 2018 Worksite Wellness Challenge

November 20, 2018

On November 16, representatives from 15 worksites attended Get Fit Kauai’s Worksite Wellness Challenge Awards Breakfast celebrating the conclusion of the highly successful nine-month challenge. Participating agencies/companies focus on making system, policy, and/or environmental changes at work. In February of this…

Helping to Clear the Cloud on Kaua‘i

Helping to Clear the Cloud on Kaua‘i

November 17, 2018

On November 15, Kaua‘i hosted an amazing half-day conference to address the vaping epidemic that faces our youth and young adults. We know that youth are using vaping products at an alarming rate nationwide, but the numbers are among the…

Koloa Landing Resort

Koloa Landing Resort is now smoke-free for employees and guests

September 11, 2018

On July 15, 2018, Koloa Landing Resort & Spa (Autograph Collection) officially enacted a tobacco-free policy for their associates. The new tobacco policy prohibits tobacco use while on the job, including during breaks, on or off the property. Guests will…

Kauai West Side Community Plan

West Kaua‘i: Get involved in community planning!

September 9, 2018

Have you ever been asked to provide feedback or input on your Community Plan and felt like you didn’t have anything valuable to contribute? You might think that you should just leave it up to the experts and your elected…

To Youth Engagement, we say YEAH!

To Youth Engagement, we say YEAH!

June 13, 2018

Get Fit Kaua‘i and the County of Kaua‘i partnered together to lead an 11-week Youth Education & Advocacy for Health (YEAH) program developed by the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech). The YEAH program engaged 10 middle-school-aged youth from the…

Vaping Ed

Education is Needed to Drop Vape Usage Rates

June 10, 2018

Many have heard the terms vaping, Juuling, dripping, draw, and e-smoke among others, but most don’t fully understand the laws that are in place and the repercussions of underage e-cigarette use. Below is a quick guide on where we stand…

Smokers: Kaua‘i is #NotAnAshtray

Smokers: Kaua‘i is #NotAnAshtray

March 7, 2018

Each year, Kaua‘i volunteers pick up a shocking amount of tobacco butts from beaches, parks, roadsides, and other public locations. Nationally, cigarettes-use rates are at an all-time low, yet cigarette butts continue to be the most commonly littered item. All…

Kicking off the New Year with the Kaua‘i Independent Food Bank

Kicking off the New Year with the Kaua‘i Independent Food Bank

March 4, 2018

We kicked off our Perspectives on Community Health field trips for 2018 with the Kaua’i Independent Food Bank (KIFB), which has been providing education and nutritious food for the hungry and responding to emergencies, for more than 20 years. On January…

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