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Three Maui County tobacco control policies pass in 2018

It has been a good year for health in Maui! The Maui County Code is currently being updated by Maui County Council to be consistent with the state law, which includes electronic smoking devices (ESDs), more commonly known as e-cigarettes…
Friendship House Perspectives
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Perspectives on Community Health visits the Friendship House on Kaua‘i

Friendship House is a psychiatric rehabilitation program for about 70 adult Kaua‘i residents with both serious mental illness and a desire to improve their quality of life. The mission of Friendship House is to provide a safe, accepting…
Jessica Yamauchi
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Seasons Greetings from the Executive Director

Happy Holidays! Wow, where has 2018 gone!?  It has been a busy, fulfilling year for HIPHI and we have all of you to thank. In 2018, we held our first statewide e-cigarette conference, engaged with Community Health Workers across the state,…
Breath Aloha Farrington High
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808NOVAPE Campaign Breathes Aloha Onto the Walls of Schools Across the State

With the vaping epidemic steadily taking up a lot of ink lately in the national news, HIPHI continues to fight back. Not with ink, but with something a lot more colorful: paint. On the heels of the statewide spring kickoff of the 808NOVAPE…
2018 Legislative Recap

HIPHI's 2019 Policy Priorities

The new year marks the beginning of a new legislative biennium where HIPHI will be championing policies to address the youth vaping epidemic, curb sugary beverage consumption, expand healthy meals to low-income families, and promote oral health…
HIPHI hosts Hawaii's first-ever anti-vaping conference.
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HIPHI and partners clear the cloud at first-ever ESD conference

In late October, the Coalition for a Tobacco Free Hawai‘i (Coalition), a program of Hawai‘i Public Health Institute, along with the Hawai‘i Community Foundation and the Hawai‘i State Department of Health (DOH), hosted the state’s first-ever…
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Meet the Maui Coalition for Drug Free Youth

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…
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Vision Zero by 2040

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…
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HIPHI Youth Council In Action

It’s been a busy fall for Youth Council! In late September, the Youth Council selected their policy priority to ban flavored tobacco products and honed their public speaking skills in front of their fellow members. In October, they worked…
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Get Fit Kauai’s Fitness Week on Rice

Get Fit Kauai’s Fitness Week on Rice was a week-long fitness experience in Lihue that inspired healthy lifestyles and a sense of community. It was an occasion to highlight Lihue’s gyms and fitness studios and provide opportunities for people…
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Get Fit Kauai’s 2018 Worksite Wellness Challenge

On November 16, representatives from 15 worksites attended Get Fit Kauai’s Worksite Wellness Challenge Awards Breakfast celebrating the conclusion of the highly successful nine-month challenge. Participating agencies/companies focus on…
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Helping to Clear the Cloud on Kaua‘i

On November 15, Kaua‘i hosted an amazing half-day conference to address the vaping epidemic that faces our youth and young adults. We know that youth are using vaping products at an alarming rate nationwide, but the numbers are among the highest…