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Job Opening: ORISE Fellow at the Inouye International Airport

Are you interested in working for the CDC as an ORISE Fellow at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport, Honolulu, HI? It’s a full-time position and you will be paid according to educational level (Bachelors would be equivalent to a GS-7…

New poll shows strong support for policies that reduce sugary drink consumption by keiki

POLICIES TO REDUCE CONSUMPTION OF SUGARY DRINKS BY KEIKI RECEIVE STRONG PUBLIC SUPPORT HONOLULU, FEBRUARY 6 — Nearly 8 out of 10 parents (77 percent) support healthy default beverages in children’s meals at Hawai‘i restaurants, according…
2018 Opening Day

Winter Update from our Executive Director

Season’s Greetings! We have much to be thankful for. We have been extremely busy this quarter with conferences, speaking engagements, working with an active youth council, community events and programmatic activities. This summer, we…
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Hawaii’s Farm to School Movement

Hawaii’s farm to school movement is growing like green beans! Over the past decade, a collaborative grassroots network has driven the development of school learning gardens and school food improvements across the state. In 2010, the Hawai‘i…

2018 HIPHI legislative priorities have been selected

The Coalition for a Tobacco-Free Hawaii and the Obesity Prevention Task Force have been gearing up for the 2018 Legislative Session over the past several months. After listening to the needs of our stakeholders, conducting research, and analyzing…

Get Fit Kauai’s 2018 Worksite Wellness Challenge

Get Ready for Get Fit Kauai’s 2018 Worksite Wellness Challenge Get Fit Kauai’s Worksite Wellness Challenge is a nine-month health and wellness competition that runs from February to October 2018. The Challenge encourages organizations…
Lauren Loor

Meet Lauren, our Maui Healthy Eating + Active Living Coordinator

The Healthy Eating + Active Living (HEAL) Coalition for Maui, Molokaʻi and Lanaʻi welcomes new coalition coordinator Lauren Loor! Lauren is originally from New York City and began her work in public health interning with The Partnership for…

Elected Official Survey Results Are In!

See them here. Every year, Hawai‘i Public Health Institute surveys elected officials or candidates running for office, depending on the year. The purpose of the survey is to determine where elected officials and candidates stand on various…

ESD use running rampant in East Hawai‘i

The Tobacco-Free East Hawai‘i (TFEH) Coalition has been educating youth about the harmful effects of smoking and second-hand smoke for the past 15 years. Since 2003, we have seen the youth tobacco use rates drop significantly, from 22 percent…

Video: Jessica on Island Voice

Jessica Yamauchi, our Executive Director, appears on today's Island Voice program. Jump to 22 mins in to see her!

Employment Opportunity: ORISE Fellowship Opportunity

Are you interested in working for the CDC as an ORISE Fellow? This work assignment is located at the Honolulu Quarantine Station in the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL Airport). It is a full-time fellowship position and you will…