Kick Butts Day Hawaii 2018

Kick Butts Day rally at State Capitol rewarded with momentum on two key bills

YOUTH ADVOCATES MARCH ON STATE CAPITOL TO ADVOCATE FOR TOBACCO-FREE BUFFER ZONES NEAR SCHOOLS AND PLAYGROUNDS See the photos and videos. Today’s Kick Butts Day rally at the State Capitol drew more than 60 youth advocates from six islands…
HIPHI Staff And Board Retreat

Spring Update from the Executive Director

Aloha! We kicked off the new year with a fun and engaging board and staff retreat at the Kilauea Military Camp in Volcano on the Big Island. It was the first time HIPHI’s annual board and staff retreat was held on a neighbor island, providing…

2018 Mid-Session Legislative Update: All priority bills are still moving

We are more than halfway through the 2018 Legislative Session! HIPHI’s priority legislation on tobacco prevention and healthy eating continue to advance in the Senate and House. Take a look at the chart above reflecting the progress on each…
Hawaii County ESD presentation

Hawai‘i County now has 38 facilitators tackling vaping among youth

The Tobacco-Free Hawai‘i Island (TFHI) Coalition (a recent merger of the East and West Tobacco Free Hawai‘i coalitions) is geared up and ready to tackle the growing Electronic Smoking Devices (ESD) youth epidemic in Hawai‘i County. According…

Smokers: Kaua‘i is #NotAnAshtray

Each year, Kaua‘i volunteers pick up a shocking amount of tobacco butts from beaches, parks, roadsides, and other public locations. Nationally, cigarettes-use rates are at an all-time low, yet cigarette butts continue to be the most commonly…
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Youth advocates rallying at State Capitol for Kick Butts Day on Tuesday, March 20!

It's that time of year again! Kick Butts Day event at the State Capitol is right around the corner! If you are a high school or college student in the state of Hawai‘i, we invite you to join us on Tuesday, March 20, from 9 AM - 3 PM! Register…

Maui County HEAL committees have a strong agenda for 2018

The Healthy Eating + Active Living (HEAL) Coalition for Maui, Molokaʻi and Lanaʻi welcomes 2018 with some wonderful activities coming down the pike. Maui HEAL Coalition has three main committees: Pōhai ʻAi Pono-Access to Healthy Food,…

Kicking off the New Year with the Kaua‘i Independent Food Bank

We kicked off our Perspectives on Community Health field trips for 2018 with the Kaua’i Independent Food Bank (KIFB), which has been providing education and nutritious food for the hungry and responding to emergencies, for more than 20 years. On…

Growing state-level support for farm to school

“Staying inside the classroom isn’t probably the best for your health,” observed a 4th grade student and active school gardener from Waikīkī Elementary School as he spoke to over one hundred attendees at the Farm to School Legislative…
Maui County Council passes smoke-free vehicles

Smoke-Free Vehicles with Keiki passes Maui County Council

Maui County Council unanimously passed Bill 6, which prohibits smoking in vehicles when persons under the age of 18 are present, on February 2, 2018. The bill will go into effect on July 1, 2018. After more than five years of efforts on the…
A public health hero

Job Opening: ORISE Fellow at the Inouye International Airport

Are you interested in working for the CDC as an ORISE Fellow at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport, Honolulu, HI? It’s a full-time position and you will be paid according to educational level (Bachelors would be equivalent to a GS-7…

New poll shows strong support for policies that reduce sugary drink consumption by keiki

POLICIES TO REDUCE CONSUMPTION OF SUGARY DRINKS BY KEIKI RECEIVE STRONG PUBLIC SUPPORT HONOLULU, FEBRUARY 6 — Nearly 8 out of 10 parents (77 percent) support healthy default beverages in children’s meals at Hawai‘i restaurants, according…