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Planning for multiunit smoke-free housing ordinance in Maui County

Planning for multiunit smoke-free housing ordinance in Maui County

September 10, 2019

The Maui, Molokai, Lāna’i Coalition for a Tobacco-Free Hawai’i (Coalition) has decades of experience when it comes to policy change, but some policies still feel daunting to consider. One such policy is a smoke-free multiunit housing ordinance, especially since we…

Maui County is ‘training the trainer’ on vape education

Maui County is ‘training the trainer’ on vape education

May 26, 2019

Youth vaping has reached epidemic proportions nationally and Maui County is no exception. In fact, we have much higher youth use rates than the national average, with 32.3 percent of our high school students actively vaping and 18.3 percent of…

Maui Nui Youth Council Celebrates Success

Maui Nui Youth Council Celebrates Success

March 2, 2019

While there are a number of youth-serving organizations in Maui County, there hasn’t been an established group that is laser-focused on the youth voice in policymaking around health and substance use. In 2016, three Maui County coalitions came together to…

Maui Give Healthy

Maui Food Bank launches Give Healthy food drive

February 16, 2019

Food banks receive a wealth of unhealthy food donations: processed food, heavily-salted canned vegetables and beans, and other items with shockingly long shelf lives. While well intentioned, these foods often go to populations that are at a higher risk of…

Three Maui County tobacco control policies pass in 2018

Three Maui County tobacco control policies pass in 2018

December 9, 2018

It has been a good year for health in Maui! The Maui County Code is being updated by Maui County Council to be consistent with state law, which includes electronic smoking devices (ESDs), more commonly known as e-cigarettes or vapes, under…

Meet the Maui Coalition for Drug Free Youth

Meet the Maui Coalition for Drug Free Youth

December 4, 2018

HIPHI recently welcomed Maui Coalition for Drug-Free Youth (MCDFY) and its two staff members, Rick Collins and Ashlee Chapman, to the HIPHI ‘ohana. Formed in 2013, MCDFY is a local community coalition of partner organizations and individuals committed to reducing…

Vision Zero by 2040

Vision Zero by 2040

December 3, 2018

On September 15, Maui Mayor Alan Arakawa made a proclamation, called Vision 2040, to eliminate traffic deaths on Maui by 2040. To kick off the launch, Creating Healthier Communities — a collaboration between Hawai‘i State Department of Health, Maui Metropolitan Planning Organization,…

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Maui PD and CTFH partner to promote new smoke-free vehicles law

September 13, 2018

As students returned to school this fall, Maui Police Department (MPD) ran a two-week long special operation within school zones to promote seat belt, cell phone, and speeding laws. This year they also highlighted Maui County’s new law, which prohibits…

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