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Lessons from Lehua

Lessons from Lehua

June 26, 2023

When working in public health, as with any other field, it’s good to take space and gain perspective to recenter oneself in why this work matters. Earlier this month, I did just that when I had the privilege of attending…

Magnifying Glass held over teeth and other dental items on a blue background.

New Vision Brings Hawai‘i’s Oral Health Into Focus

June 26, 2023

The Hawai’i Oral Health Coalition (HOHC) has undergone significant development over the past five years. The COVID-19 pandemic arrived less than a year after HOHC had taken its first steps. Without a doubt, the pandemic has underscored the importance of…

Hawai‘i Community Health Worker Association Summer 2023 Updates

Hawai‘i Community Health Worker Association Summer 2023 Updates

June 26, 2023

Message From Our Chair Hi Hawai’i Community Health Workers, By the time you read this message, you would have attended some graduation ceremonies, maybe a graduation party, or talked stories with your clients about their graduation get-togethers or memories. I…

Walk and Roll to School Events Promote Public Health

Walk and Roll to School Events Promote Public Health

June 26, 2023

Every May and October, students, families, and school staff organize events to celebrate the joys of walking or rolling to school in recognition of National Bike to School Day and National Walk and Roll to School Days. HIPHI is proud…

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Kaukau 4 Keiki: Filling the Summer Hunger Gap

June 26, 2023

Kaukau 4 Keiki (K4K), a Summer Food Service Program, is back for its sophomore season! K4K provides age-appropriate and locally-sourced meal kits to our keiki who won’t receive meals at school during summer. Thousands of meal kits will be distributed…

MCOH hosts a vaccine clinic at Marshallese Island Dream Lakadrimdrim in Waipahu, O‘ahu.

CBO Grant Highlight: PIDF and MCOH Complete their COVID-19 Projects

June 26, 2023

Since early 2022, HIPHI’s Community Engagement for Health Equity in COVID-19 Prevention and Mitigation Project (“CBO Grant”) has supported the COVID-19 outreach projects of 18 community-based organizations and Federally Qualified Health Centers statewide. The grant is set to end in…

Summer 2023 Updates on Internship and AmeriCorps VISTAs

Summer 2023 Updates on Internship and AmeriCorps VISTAs

June 26, 2023

Our staff would like to acknowledge the AmeriCorps VISTAs and interns for their hard work and contributions to HIPHI and Hawai’i’s public health sector. HIPHI received 53 internship applications between January and June  2023 and mentored 11 interns/volunteers this spring…

Supporting Keiki’s Mental Health

Supporting Keiki’s Mental Health

June 26, 2023

Every May is Mental Health Awareness Month. This year, Keiki Heroes honored National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day by providing families and educators with two new FREE materials that they could use as a resource to help keiki identify their…

Hawaiʻi was represented by a team that consisted of (left to right) Kathleen Corpuz, JoAnn Tsark, Avette Ponce, and May Rose Dela Cruz.

Participation in the Alaska Indigenous Research Program

June 26, 2023

From May 8 to 19, four representatives from HIPHI and the Ola HAWAII Community Engagement Core (CEC) attended the Alaska Indigenous Research Program (AKIRP) at Alaska Pacific University on Denaʻina homeland to discuss community-based participatory research (CBPR) with Indigenous communities.…

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