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Public Health Action: Volunteer Ideas

Mahalo for following along with us during National Public Health Week. We loved recognizing past public health heroes and events that shaped Hawaiʻi, and celebrating current heroes making a difference in our communities! Does your passion…
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HIPHI COVID-19 Update 4/5

COVID-19 UPDATE 32   It’s National Public Health Week (April 5-11, 2021), and what a great time to celebrate public health! We have made tremendous strides since the pandemic began over a year ago, and the future seems bright…
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HIPHI COVID-19 Update 3/22

COVID-19 UPDATE 31    A year has passed since our state initially shut down and looking back, we can observe the collective power of multi-sector partnerships in public health and the resiliency of the people of Hawai‘i. This year, we celebrated…
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The Deadly Truth About Menthol

  As the special events and informational posts about Black History Month give way to special events and posts about Women’s History Month, there’s no better time to highlight a topic that plagues both groups: menthol cigarettes…

Hawai’i Oral Health Coalition Spring Update

The Hawaiʻi Oral Health Coalition (HOHC) committees continue to meet on a regular basis. Remote capability has been instrumental in ensuring neighbor island voices are at the table. The HOHC once again prioritized reinstating adult dental…

More New Staff in Spring 2021!

HIPHI welcomes two new staff, expanding our neighbor island ʻohana this spring!  Jade Iokepa joins HIPHI as Community Coordinator for the East Hawai‘i Drug-Free Coalition. Jade has over 18 years of Operations, Marketing, and Management…
Partners with kupuna holding written sign saying "your compassion & empathy changed all our lives"

After Action Report Highlights Impacts of Kūpuna Food Security Coalition

The Kūpuna Food Security Coalition (KFSC) has released an After Action Report detailing how a cross-sectoral partnership of over 40 organizations came together to meet the hunger needs of Oʻahu kūpuna. Originally formed as a response to the…
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Tobacco-Free Hawaiʻi Island: Working Circles-Creating Spaces to Dive Deeper

Starting in January 2021, the Tobacco-Free Hawaiʻi Island (TFHI) coalition reimplemented the concept of meeting in small workgroups “Working Circles” which have created space to dive deeper into discussion, brainstorming, and problem-solving…
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Spring Built Environment Updates for Maui County

Public art and road safety improvements coming to Papa Avenue and Māʻalo Street in March To beautify the area, encourage walking and biking, and improve road safety, the Hawaiʻi Public Health Institute’s Healthy Eating + Active Living…
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A Hui Hou, Katie Folio

Aloha, my name is Katie Folio and it has been my privilege to act as the Community Coordinator for the Maui, Molokai, & Lānaʻi Coalition for a Tobacco-Free Hawaiʻi (Coalition), a program of the Hawaiʻi Public Health Institute (HIPHI),…
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Internship & Volunteer Program at Hawai‘i Public Health Institute 2021-2022 

Hawai‘i Public Health Institute (HIPHI) offers internship and volunteer positions to a variety of students and professionals: Current students - high school juniors and seniors; bachelor’s and master’s students Recently graduated…
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Communications: The Glue to Overcoming the Pandemic Together

It wasn’t until the pandemic arrived that many of us grew to understand how essential communication is in our lives. We use verbal and non-verbal communications to gather information: make educated decisions, connect with others, and express…