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Two new bills to keep Hawaii's families healthy signed into law

HONOLULU, JULY 3 – Last week, Governor David Ige signed two bills to expand access to healthy food and beverages across the state. Senate Bill 549, now Act 138, ensures that healthier beverages like water, milk, or 100% fruit juice are the…
Jessica Yamauchi
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Summer Update from the Executive Director

Aloha Everyone, Summer is here and legislative session has come and gone -- mahalo to all who supported HIPHI and our policy priorities this legislative session. Our 2019 legislative agenda highlighted 21 legislative policies to advance public…
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Tobacco-Free Me! education available on Kaua‘i

Each year, May 31 marks World No Tobacco Day, but this year in Hawai’i it also marks the last day of public school for the year. This last school year, tobacco education has increased dramatically on Kaua’i – especially with the pressing…
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Get Fit Kaua‘i helps kupuna eat healthier

Food insecurity for our seniors is a growing problem. Between 2001 and 2013, the number of older Americans that experience uncertainty over where their food would come from more than doubled nationwide. One in six seniors now faces the threat…
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Partnership and education take on vape epidemic

As the vaping epidemic rages on in Hawai‘i County, the Tobacco-Free Hawai’i Island (TFHI) Coalition uses partnership and education to make important gains with school personnel and students. In partnership with Dr. Forrest Batz, TFHI created…
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Mālama Kaua‘i leads farm to school expansion on Kaua‘i

Across Hawai‘i, communities are implementing farm to school programs to provide nutritious, local food to students and staff while integrating agriculture education relevant to local culture, nutrition, and food safety.  Kaua‘i Farm…
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HIPHI internship program helps build Hawaii's public health workforce

With Hawaii’s public health workforce projected to decrease by one-third*, all public health organizations have to be committed to training a new generation of public health workers. HIPHI is committed to this and will continue mentoring students…
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Intern Profile: Alexis Cortez HIPHI's Advocacy Intern

Alexis Cortes is a recent graduate of Hawai‘i Pacific University's (HPU) Public Health bachelor's program and has been with HIPHI's internship program since the beginning of the 2019 legislative session. She met HIPHI's Statewide Youth…
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Hawai‘i Public Health Training Hui continues to grow!

The Hawai‘i Public Health Training Hui (Hui), coordinated by Hawai‘i Public Health Institute, continues to provide valuable workshops that are accessible and impactful. With one of our Hui coordinated workshops, Social Workers, Registered…
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Reserve your spot now: Community Health Worker Conference 2019

Calling all Community Health Workers! We hope you can join us at the 2019 Hawai‘i Community Health Worker Leadership Conference titled Pupukahi I Holomua: For and About Community Health Workers. Space is quickly filling up so reserve your…
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Pearl City sweeps the 808NOVAPE Category at the 2019 Olelo Youth Xchange Awards

One of the keys to a successful and impactful youth counter-marketing campaign is to have youth at the table conceptualizing and creating the messages that will be directed at their peers. This strategy has formed the basis of our partnership…