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March Against Menthol – Statewide

Hawaii’s youth are taking down tobacco, choosing to face the tobacco industry’s targeting of Hawaii’s communities head-on. On Sunday, March 7, the Coalition for a Tobacco-Free Hawaiʻi Youth Council (a program of the Hawaiʻi Public Health…
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County of Hawai’i Sustainability Summit Highlights Importance of HEAL Work

Moku o Keawe was the star at Mayor Mitch Roth’s County of Hawaiʻi Sustainability Summit at the beginning of March. All things Big Island were on the agenda: from climate to environment to food, top of mind topics were discussed by many of…
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Hawai‘i Farm to School Legislation 2021

The Hawai‘i State Legislature continues to show strong support to ensure the expansion and long-term success of Hawaii’s farm to school efforts through the introduction of at least twelve relevant bills and resolutions during the 2021 legislative…
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Going to a Park or Playground on Kauai Should be “A Breath of Fresh Air”

For a year now, restrictions that safeguard us from COVID-19 have kept us indoors and away from social activities. We are starting to see people looking towards the summer with hopes of a family day at the park or having keiki play freely on…
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Maui Nui Youth Advocate Leads Maui March Against Menthol

After playing a decisive role in the passage of Maui’s first social host ordinance, Maui Nui Youth Council members continue to advocate for public health issues that affect their community. This time, youth focus is on ending the vaping…

The HYFC invites you to We Grow: a Hawaiʻi Youth Food Summit

The Hawaiʻi Youth Food Council (HYFC) hosted by the Hawai‘i Farm to School Hui, is a group of dedicated youth who work to benefit food systems in Hawaiʻi. Consisting of ten members from across the state, the mission of the HYFC is to engage…
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Public Health Training Hui – Spring Trainings

The Hawai‘i Public Health Training Hui (Hui) is excited to jump into a new year, featuring some new trainers while welcoming back some old colleagues and friends. We started our 2021 trainings with, “Hawaii’s Prevention Response to the…

Community Health Workers in Hawai‘i – Association Building and Upcoming Trainings

As we transition into a new year, the role of community health workers (CHWs) continue to be of utmost importance. Their roles in the pandemic have shifted to now include education and promotion of the COVID-19 vaccine. As these changes have…
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HIPHI leads independent international dialogues for United Nations Food Systems Summit (UNFSS)

The food system is a determinant of health. In alignment with current work on food systems and resiliency, HIPHI is leading a global agenda-setting initiative for food systems transformation, with a specific focus on…
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Spring 2021 Update from our Executive Director

Aloha Everyone, As we nestle into 2021 after a tumultuous 2020, we see a steady pace of change with the new presidential administration. However, we still face several hurdles to overcome from economic recovery to maintaining the safety of…
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2021 Mid-Session Policy Update

The 2021 Legislative Session has passed the halfway point, and with that lawmakers are focusing in on the remaining 738 bills (whittled down from the 2,820 bills introduced). Balancing the state budget in light of the serious economic fallout…
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What Has HIPHI Done In Response To COVID-19?

GOVERNMENT ACTION Early on, HIPHI worked with a group of concerned physicians, healthcare providers, citizens, advocacy groups, and public health professionals urging Governor Ige to take a more proactive approach in protecting Hawaiʻi residents…