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Farm to School for Hawai‘i’s Future

Farm to School for Hawai‘i’s Future

October 21, 2018

In celebration of October as Farm to School Month in Hawai‘i, a Perspectives trip hosted by Hawai‘i Public Health Institute took participants to several model farm to school sites on O‘ahu. All three core elements of successful farm to school…

Ratworm Lung Disease Training Hawaii

Employing the Power of Education for Disease Prevention

September 10, 2018

Over 30 teachers from K-12 public, charter, and independent schools on O‘ahu and Molokai attended a fascinating workshop on “Engaging Students in Citizen Science through the Prevention of Rat Lungworm Disease” this summer at ‘Iolani School. The event garnered an…

HICOH stakeholder meeting

Hawaii’s Families Should Smile With Confidence

June 14, 2018

Since 2010, Hawai‘i has received a failing grade in three oral health report cards published by The Pew Center on the States. Specifically, Medicaid does not provide any preventive oral health care for adults and only emergency dental (extraction or…

Summer Social Welcome

Photos: 2018 Summer Social & Legislative Recap Launch

June 9, 2018
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TRICKED into Sex Trafficking

TRICKED into Sex Trafficking

June 6, 2018

According to the International Labor Organization, almost 21 million people are victims of forced labor, either by private individuals or enterprises. Of those exploited, 4.5 million are victims of forced sexual exploitation and Hawai‘i is no exception. Hawai‘i sees victims…

Youth Council members in action

Youth Council members in action

May 10, 2018

The legislative session might be over, but that doesn’t mean Youth Council members are resting on their laurels. On April 27, Sara Kay, a senior at Punahou, led a Taking Down Tobacco training at Farrington High School. Sara shared some…

Dr. Robert Proctor will keynote 2017 Annual CTFH Stakeholder Meeting

Dr. Robert Proctor will keynote 2017 Annual CTFH Stakeholder Meeting

November 13, 2017

 Hawai‘i public health leaders to hear from first-ever historian to testify against tobacco industry on how Big Tobacco is using the same playbook to hook our youth on vaping     On Friday, November 17, Coalition for a Tobacco-Free Hawai‘i and Hawai‘i Department of Health will…

Mo‘olelo of Mokauea

Mo‘olelo of Mokauea

November 8, 2017

It’s been a whirlwind Fall for our Perspectives on Community Health field trips!  We worked in the culinary gardens with Māla‘ai on Hawai‘i Island, learned about engaging youth in agriculture at Waimea High School on Kaua‘i and, most recently, visited…

HNL Council

Smoke-free vehicles gaining momentum in Honolulu

September 8, 2017

O‘ahu is one step closer to having smoke-free cars for keiki! Introduced by City and County of Honolulu Council Chair Ron Menor and Councilmember Brandon Elefante, Bill 70 would prohibit smoking and vaping in vehicles when a minor is present.…

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