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2021 HIPHI Legislative Priorities

While many of us are hoping for a better year in 2021, the upcoming legislative session is anticipated to be challenging. The state is grappling with a huge budget deficit and lawmakers will be focusing their efforts on balancing the budget,…
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From REAL to real life: Advocating for a tobacco-free Hawaiʻi

The Tobacco-Free Hawaiʻi Island (TFHI) Coalition is a vibrant group of community partners from community health centers, education, public health, non-profits, native Hawaiian health care, and government agencies.  Through dedicated coalition…
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CTFH Youth Council sees growth and selects policy priority

For the Coalition for a Tobacco-Free Hawaiʻi Youth Council, a silver lining in the COVID-19 pandemic was being forced to rethink how we deliver our programs. Over the summer, a youth leadership team was established with representatives from…
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3rd Annual Hawai’i Island Community Food Summit

How can we drive collaboration and action around food sustainability on Hawaiʻi Island? This year’s third annual Hawaiʻi Island Community Food Summit could not have come at a better time. The summit took place throughout the month of November,…
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Policy and Advocacy Training Series: Gearing Up for 2021

At HIPHI, advancing policy is a major part of our organization’s mission and goals. As a result, we host an annual policy and advocacy training to empower new and aspiring advocates with the information and skills needed to make a change in…
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National Rural Health Week 2020 is Celebrated, Kauai-Style

In 2010, the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health created National Rural Health Day on the third Thursday of  November annually, as a way to applaud the ongoing efforts, contributions, and collaborations to address the unique…
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HIPHI COVID-19 Update 11/30

After reflecting on all we are thankful for during a challenging year, we have been lucky to have your support! Tomorrow is #GivingTuesday, a moment when people around the world come together to give back. Whether through volunteer hours, donations…
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HIPHI COVID-19 Update 11/16

Thanksgiving, a holiday synonymous with food, family, and gratitude, is just around the corner. COVID-19 means that holiday gatherings will look very different this year, and it can be hard to feel grateful with all of the hardships 2020 has…
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HIPHI COVID-19 Update 11/2

The holiday season has officially begun, but with COVID-19, celebrations will be different this year. This past weekend, Halloween has shown us that we can adapt our holiday traditions to celebrate safely with a little bit of creativity. Precautions…
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HIPHI COVID-19 Update 10/19

On October 15, Hawai‘i welcomed over 8,000 travelers on the first day of its pre-travel testing program. This new program allows U.S. trans-Pacific travelers to avoid a 14-day quarantine if they receive a negative COVID-19 test from a trusted…
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HIPHI COVID-19 Update 10/5

Last month, Governor David Ige announced the pre-travel testing program would start on October 15 after being delayed several times. This program, which Lieutenant Governor Josh Green is in charge of, would allow travelers to skip the 14-day…

Hawaii Foodbank adds additional pop-up distribution events

The Hawaii Foodbank is adding additional food distribution events in late October and November amid continued high need amid the pandemic. This includes four larger-scale distributions on Oct. 30, Nov. 8, Nov. 13…