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2019 Legislative Session Wrap-Up

Yesterday was sine die at the State Legislature, the closing of the 2019 Legislative session. After many committee hearings, discussion, and negotiation, 298 bills have passed the legislature and will now go to the Governor to be signed into…
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Whole Foods Market 5% Day to Benefit HIPHI’s Healthy Eating + Active Living Community Coalitions

 Partnership will help promote access to healthy food options and help promote physical activity through built environment improvements April 15, 2019 (HONOLULU) – Today, the Hawai’i Public Health Institute (HIPHI) announced that its…
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Whole Foods Market selects HIPHI as beneficiary of 5% Community Giving Day

We have exciting news! Whole Foods Market has selected Hawai‘i Public Health Institute (HIPHI) as the beneficiary of their upcoming 5% Community Giving Day on Thursday, April 18, at all of their Hawai‘i stores.  This means that five percent…
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Youth Advocates Rally At State Capitol With A Message For Big Tobacco: Stop Targeting Us

First lady, lawmakers, and youth advocates push back against targeted marketing of vape products to kids HONOLULU, March 20 — This afternoon, approximately 80 students rallied at the State Capitol to send a message to Big Tobacco on national…

Vision Zero seeks to end traffic fatalities in Hawai‘i County

Hawai‘i Public Health Institute is an enthusiastic partner of PATH and a member of the mayor’s Active Living Advisory Committee (MALAC), as well as an advocate for Vision Zero in Hawai’i County. On Wednesday, February 20, the Hawai’i…
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Spring update from the executive director

I hope your year is off to a great start! HIPHI has been as busy as ever this first quarter. The legislative session started in January and HIPHI is once again supporting numerous bills aimed at reducing smoking and vaping, improving nutrition…
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National Public Health Week: Windward Zero Waste School Hui field trip

Tucked away past the Ko‘olau Mountains is a revolutionary program striving for a zero-waste Hawai‘i. The Windward Zero Waste School Hui is a partnership of Windward schools working cooperatively in the pursuit of waste reduction, soil restoration,…
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West Hawai'i Inspire to Live and Breathe town hall recap

Hawai‘i County youth have the highest rate of e-cigarette use in the state; a rate that is multiple times higher than the national rate. To help reverse this trend, Tobacco-Free Hawai‘i Island (TFHI) hosted 34 community members on Wednesday,…

Save the Date: Community Health Worker Conference 2019

Calling all Community Health Workers! We are excited to announce the 2019 Hawai‘i Community Health Worker Leadership Conference, titled Pūpūkahi I Holomua: For and About Community Health Workers. Join us and your fellow CHWs and allies…
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HIPHI welcomes Hawai'i Public Health Training Hui

Hawai‘i Public Health Training Hui was established in 2006 to provide workforce training and to nurture collaboration among public health professionals across the state. Members are surveyed on their continuing education and technical assistance…
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2019 Mid-Session Legislative Update

As we approach the halfway point of the legislative session, we are grateful that all of HIPHI’s legislative priorities are moving. Unfortunately, we only have one bill alive for each priority; all originated in the Senate. We thank all…