To Youth Engagement, we say YEAH!

Get Fit Kaua‘i and the County of Kaua‘i partnered together to lead an 11-week Youth Education & Advocacy for Health (YEAH) program developed by the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech). The YEAH program engaged 10 middle-school-aged…
Chalk the Walk

Chalk Walks & Smoke Bombs: Welcome to the U.H. Maui College Wellness Fair

The first ever Nani Ke Ola, “Beautiful Life”, Wellness Fair was held on March 15th, 2018, to highlight health resources available to the campus community. Coalition for a Tobacco-Free Hawai‘i was there to mark Kick Butts Day by highlighting…
Vaping Ed

Education is Needed to Drop Vape Usage Rates

Many have heard the terms vaping, Juuling, dripping, draw, and e-smoke among others, but most don't fully understand the laws that are in place and the repercussions of underage e-cigarette use. Below is a quick guide on where we stand with…
Summer Social Welcome

HIPHI Sponsors ‘NO VAPE’ Category in Student Video Competition

As part of the Youth ESD Prevention Project, HIPHI has partnered with Olelo Community Media, who for the last 15 years has held the statewide student video competition that empowers youth to identify and bring critical community issues to the…

Creating Healthier Communities: Kahului Walk Audit

The Healthy Eating + Active Living (HEAL) Coalition for Maui, Molokai, and Lanaʻi has been involved in many events these past months. One event worth highlighting is the Creating Healthier Communities: Kahului Walk Audit that took place on…
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TRICKED into Sex Trafficking

According to the International Labor Organization, almost 21 million people are victims of forced labor, either by private individuals or enterprises. Of those exploited, 4.5 million are victims of forced sexual exploitation and Hawai‘i is…

808NOVAPE Campaign Kicks Off!

As use of electronic smoking devices and vaping continues to soar among teenagers across the state of Hawai‘i, HIPHI’s Youth ESD Prevention Project (YEPP) has spent the last few months diligently working on a multimedia campaign to combat…

Healthy Heroes on the Big Island

The Tobacco-Free Hawai`i Island coalition and the Healthy Eating + Active Living (HEAL) Big Island partners collaborated with two college seniors, Val Balkin and Bianca Bianca Keohokapu, from the University of Hawai`i at Hilo Bachelors of Nursing…
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2018 Legislative Recap has been released

With another legislative session behind us, it’s time to take a deeper look into how public health legislation fared in the 2018 session. This year, HIPHI priorities were to prevent tobacco use among youth and promote healthy eating habits.…
Kick Butts Day Rally at the Capitol Rotunda

Another Successful School Year with Our Youth Council

What an exciting year it has been for HIPHI’s Youth Council (YC). We kicked off the school year in August with a Youth Retreat at Camp Mokuleia. Youth from across the state came together to develop leadership skills and participate in team-building…
Sara Kay Award

HIPHI Youth Council member, Sara Kay, wins National Award

This year’s Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK) Youth Advocates of the Year Awards honored a Hawai‘i student and member of our Youth Council with their top award. The Award Gala, held on May 24 in Washington, D.C., recognized visionary…