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2017 Youth Retreat is Saturday, August 26

2017 Youth Retreat is Saturday, August 26

June 10, 2017

HIPHI’s Youth Council is currently recruiting and accepting applications from youth across the state, ages 14-18, who want to #BeTheFirst tobacco-free generation to speak truth to power against Big Tobacco. It is a youth-led program that brings youth voices front…

Update from the Executive Director

Update from the Executive Director

June 9, 2017

Aloha, We are nearly halfway through the year and 2017 has kept us on our toes! Our state legislative session ended in early May with political shake-ups and funding for the rail unresolved. At the Federal level, Congress rushed through…

HIPHI builds bridges to communities with new staff position

HIPHI builds bridges to communities with new staff position

June 1, 2017

The change from spring to summer also brings a shift in roles here at the Hawai‘i Public Health Institute (HIPHI). Stephanie Moir will be transitioning out of her current role as Tobacco Free Kaua’i Coordinator into a new Statewide Community Organizer…

HIPHI Statement on House Health Care Bill

HIPHI Statement on House Health Care Bill

May 4, 2017

House Health Care Bill Benefits Wealthy at the Cost of Most Vulnerable   Statement of Jessica Yamauchi, Executive Director, Hawai‘i Public Health Institute   Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives just voted to throw more than 24 million Americans…

Maui Nui Youth Council Leadership, Youth Advocacy Retreat

Maui Nui Youth Council Leadership, Youth Advocacy Retreat

May 1, 2017

Saturday, April 22nd, was a full day. It was Earth Day… and the three-year anniversary of the County of Maui Tobacco-Free Beaches and Parks Law… and the kick-off for the Maui Nui Youth Council (MNYC), which came together for the first…

Legislative Update from the Policy Director

Legislative Update from the Policy Director

March 16, 2017

We are over halfway through the legislative session and a lot has happened since Opening Day! We thank you for your continued support — your advocacy efforts are critical in keeping our issues moving through the legislature. Here is an…

Kick Butts Day empowers youth to become health advocates

Kick Butts Day empowers youth to become health advocates

March 11, 2017

Kick Butts Day is a national day of activism that empowers youth to stand out, speak up and seize control against Big Tobacco. Across the United States there will be more than 1,000 organized events where teachers, youth leaders and…

Our Policy Priorities for 2017 Legislative Session

Our Policy Priorities for 2017 Legislative Session

December 16, 2016

For the upcoming 2017 legislative session, HIPHI is working on many policies to promote healthy living in Hawai‘i, including various sugar-sweetened beverage bills and continuing to focus on tobacco prevention and control. Please see the list below for additional details on…

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Photos: Visit to Ho‘okua‘āina in Maunawili

September 2, 2016

PERSPECTIVES ON HEALTH: Ho‘okua‘āina HIPHI, allies and friends spent the morning at Ho‘okua‘āina exploring health beyond the boundaries of medicine on our latest “Perspectives on Community Health” trip. Ho‘okua‘āina is a community group based in Maunawili in Windward O‘ahu that is using…

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