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HIPHI’s 2024 Policy Priorities

December 21, 2023

We are awaiting the 2024 Legislative Session with excitement. The legislative session is a time when we can advocate for policies that will support the state’s public health. Implementing public health policy is essential because it is a way to…

CBO grantees gathered at Ko‘olau Ballrooms.

Looking Back at the Successes and Impact of HIPHI’s CBO Grant

December 21, 2023

On November 29, HIPHI hosted a final meeting to close out the “CBO Grant” and express our gratitude to the Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) and Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) who worked tirelessly on COVID-19 outreach from March 2022 to November…

Tutu and Keiki walking to the library to discuss the history of why it is so difficult to walk and roll to where they need to go. (Kaunakakai, Molokaʻi). Art by Kawehi Mahi-Roberts.

Walk, Bike, Roll and Bus 808

What area in public health is both a community AND climate solution? Active transportation! Active Transportation is often defined as any mobility activity that propels people, such as walking, scootering, skateboarding, roller skating, or bicycling. Despite having some of the…

MarlaRae Guerpo, Care Coordinator at Hāmākua-Kohala Health holding "Stay Well Stay Covered" materials and a pink envelope.

Pink Envelopes on Parade: Medicaid Renewal Underway Now

December 21, 2023

Health insurance coverage for approximately 470,000 Medicaid recipients in Hawai‘i hangs in the balance over the next six months. Routine annual Medicaid renewal was suspended from the beginning of the COVID pandemic, so members had uninterrupted coverage until the public…

New Resource: Explaining Vaccinations to Keiki

New Resource: Explaining Vaccinations to Keiki

December 21, 2023

Keiki Heroes has a new resource focused on general information about vaccinations! While Keiki Heroes originally focused on COVID-19 prevention, educators, families, and health providers expressed a need for a Keiki Heroes comic book that covers other vaccinations keiki need.…

Group photo of the Pinerds - Hawai‘i’s Filipino health researchers

Health Research Led by Filipinos for Filipinos

December 20, 2023

Araw ng Saliksik (Research Day) was held at the Oʻahu Veterans Center on October 14, 2023, as one of the events commemorating Filipino American History Month. Filipino health researchers, community members, and students came together for a “report back to…

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