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The Power of Community Efforts During the Pandemic

There’s one thing we can all agree on, in some shape or form, the pandemic has brought hardships for every person. We recognize that there is a lot of discouraging news circulating in our media, and we wanted to use our platform to highlight…
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East Hawai’i Alcohol Awareness Sign-Waving Event

April was Alcohol Awareness Month and Hawaiʻi residents showed up to support! Over 50 East Hawaiʻi residents lined the busy main highway near Walmart in Hilo on April 23, 2021, to spread awareness and show support for the issue.  Many made…
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Community Spotlight! Introducing Jessica Thompson of People for Active Transportation Hawai’i

Healthy Eating + Active Living (HEAL) Hawaiʻi Island is driven by the work of partners: from food systems to worksite wellness, partnerships make light work of broad, diverse, and ever-expanding community change. One of Hawaiʻi Island’s…
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The Hawai‘i Oral Health Coalition (HOHC): In Position To Transition

As we begin to transition from the COVID-19 chaos into a new normal, we’re ready to lead the charge in oral health equity in Hawaiʻi.  With a new Statewide Oral Health Coalition Manager and a growing Coalition, we are tackling some of the…
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Public art and road safety improvements on Papa Avenue and Māʻalo Street

In March 2021, Maui County Mayor Michael Victorino, Councilmember Tasha Kama, State Representative Troy Hashimoto, Lihikai School Principal Barbara Ouva Tavares, and nearly twenty community volunteers joined the project team to celebrate the…
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Hawaiʻi alcohol policy alliance legislative update

The Hawaiʻi Alcohol Policy Alliance (HIAPA) is a new statewide coalition that aims to educate the community and advocate for evidence-based, responsible alcohol policies. HIAPA wrapped up their first legislative session with two main priorities…
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Summer 2021 Update from our CEO

Aloha Everyone, The summer is here, school is out, our state is slowly reopening, the economy is rebounding, recovery efforts continue, and yet there is a lingering feeling of cautiousness as people figure out their own realities for a new…
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HIPHI COVID-19 Update 6/14

COVID-19 UPDATE 37 Fifty-five percent of Hawaii’s population has been fully vaccinated and this continues to be reflected in low case numbers statewide! When the state achieves a 60 percent vaccination rate, Governor Ige…
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HIPHI COVID-19 Update 6/1

COVID-19 UPDATE 36   Yesterday, we took time to honor those who have served our country and recognize those who have sacrificed their lives. We’d also like to thank our active military and the many sacrifices they…

Joëll Edwards: National Farm to School Network 2020 Community Food Champion

Submitted by: Hawaiʻi State Department of Health’s Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Division Primary Prevention Branch, Physical Activity and Nutrition (PAN) Section Congratulations to Joëll Edwards, Kaua‘i Farm to School…
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HIPHI COVID-19 Update 5/17

COVID-19 UPDATE 35   May is National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Month! The pandemic has been and continues to be a transition for children across the country. With vaccine eligibility expanding to children ages 12 and up,…
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HIPHI COVID-19 Update 5/3

COVID-19 UPDATE 34   May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month! Hawai‘i Public Health Institute acknowledges that AANHPI communities face systemic barriers to health equity. We are committed to working towards…