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Community Coalition Prepares to Introduce Ordinance

If you could stop a teen from being injured in a car crash, beat up or sexually assaulted, would you?  It’s an easy answer: we all would. We care deeply about our children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews, friends and neighbors. Protecting…
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Seeking Articles for COVID-19 Special Issue: Hawaiʻi Journal of Health and Social Welfare

Here is an opportunity for those working on COVID-19 and health equity. The University of Hawaiʻi, Office of Public Health Studies is collaborating with leadership from the Hawaiʻi Department of Health, HIPHI, and the Hawaiʻi Community Foundation…
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New Staff Join HIPHI in August and September

HIPHI is excited to welcome five new staff members in August and September! Dr. Sonia Gupta – August 3 Dr. Sonia Gupta is our new, full-time Oral Health Manager! Sonia is based on Maui and will be working in the Maui Office when we reopen!…
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COVID-19 Relief Efforts through Expanded Meal Service Plus (EMSP)

While only 9 percent of Hawaii’s population fall below the federal poverty level, there is an additional 33 percent that represent our friends, families, and neighbors living just above the poverty line and still unable to make ends meet.…
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Kūpuna Food Security Coalition: Mobilizing With Aloha

The COVID-19 pandemic is a health and humanitarian crisis worldwide and has had detrimental impacts locally in Hawai‘i, causing thousands of residents to become food insecure. Many residents of Hawai‘i were already suffering from hunger…
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Tobacco Updates for Summer 2020: New Data, Same Challenges

Youth e-cigarette rates are increasing, the link between smoking/e-cigarette use and COVID-19 is becoming clearer, and another state passes legislation prohibiting the sale of flavored tobacco products. These are some of the prominent stories…
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Hawai‘i Youth Food Council Launches for 2020-2021 Term

August 15, 2020 marked the official launch of this year’s Hawai‘i Youth Food Council (HYFC). Six newly selected high school youth have joined four returning members from last year’s inaugural council (launched February 2020) to form the…
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Hawai‘i Public Health Training Hui Transitions to Moodle

The Hawai‘i Public Health Training Hui (Hui) is happy to announce our transition to Moodle! What’s a Moodle you ask? Moodle is an online learning management system. Our sponsors and partners at the Western Region Public Health Training Center…
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Survey Results Show Strong Maui County Support for Smoke-Free Multiunit Housing Policies

According to a recent survey conducted by the Maui, Molokai, Lāna’i Coalition for a Tobacco-Free Hawaiʻi, 95 percent of respondents, (Maui County residents) who live in multi-unit housing (multiple housing units contained within a building…
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Hawaiʻi Oral Health Coalition Welcomes New Coordinator and Continues with COVID-19 Response

Aloha from the Hawaiʻi Oral Health Coalition!  We hope you are all doing well and staying safe and healthy. Thank you all for being a voice of positive change in our community.  We strive for equity and access to oral health care for each…
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Maui Lani Roundabout Opens!

On July 29, 2020, the long-awaited Maui Lani Roundabout was officially opened to the public, earlier than expected.  Construction began at the intersection of Kamehameha Avenue and Maui Lani Parkway on April 27, 2020 and was then closed for…
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Demystifying Voting in the 2020 General Election: Your Candidates’ Stance on Public Health Issues

The 2020 General Election on November 3 is quickly approaching, with many important races on the ballot this year. Elected officials at all levels of government have a pivotal role in shaping policies that influence health. At HIPHI, we understand…