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Kick Butts Day empowers youth to become health advocates

Kick Butts Day is a national day of activism that empowers youth to stand out, speak up and seize control against Big Tobacco. Across the United States there will be more than 1,000 organized events where teachers, youth leaders and health advocates…
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Dairy Road looks to become a Complete Street

Complete Streets When a street is made “Complete”, it makes the area equitable for all users: motorists, pedestrians, transit/bus users, bicyclists, and the disabled. It helps to address not only the safety of the people moving from place…
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East Hawaii Perspective on Health Visit to Pacific Aquaculture & Coastal Resource Center

On February 16, a diverse group of East Hawai‘i community leaders from academic, business, agriculture and public health areas gathered for a Perspective on Community Health field trip at the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo Pacific Aquaculture…
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Wilcox Elementary puts their best foot forward

Hawai‘i Public Health Institute's Get Fit Kaua‘i Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program continues to grow, with more schools participating in Walk to School Days (W2SD) and identifying infrastructure needs to promote safe walking and biking…
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Whale Day and Tidal Trash Treasures

World Whale Day is an annual event held on Maui by the Pacific Whale Foundation, but this year included something new. The Tidal Trash Treasures Art Contest was open to individuals and school groups who used only the materials they gathered…

Save the Date: Kick Butts Day 3/20/17!!

Save the Date!! Kick Butts Day is March 20, 2017! Kick Butts Day is a national day of activism that empowers youth to stand-up, speak-out, and seize control against Big Tobacco. Thousands of youth will be participating in activities across…

Opinion: Princess Leia ultimately killed by the real Darth Vader (Vancouver Sun)

  Numerous studies have shown that smoking in movies makes teens more likely to try smoking. In fact, a review study suggested that as much as 37 per cent of youth smoking initiation is due to smoking in movies. The U.S. Surgeon General…
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Maui Tidal Trash Treasures Art Contest

Aloha! You are invited to enter the Tidal Trash Treasures Art Contest. You can help keep Maui's beaches and parks clean and beautiful, and at the same time show off your artistic talent. Enter as a school group or an individual for a chance…
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HIPHI Staff and Board Visit Ho’oulu ‘Aina deep in the valley of Kalihi

This last week, our staff and board visited and learned about the property managed by the Kokua Kalihi Valley (KKV) Comprehensive Health Center and their 1.65 acre organic farm. This day of fellowship and bonding provided us an opportunity to…
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A peek inside Maui’s Live & Play Tobacco-Free event

Part of getting young people engaged in health is making it FUN. To close out the year, each island brought together health-minded youth to connect and celebrate tobacco-free living through conversation and team activities. In Maui County,…
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Kaua‘i businesses enact over 100 policies and changes to improve health

Get Fit Kauai's 2016 Worksite Wellness Challenge began in February and ended in October of 2016 and was a smashing success! Seventeen participating agencies and companies focused on making system, policy and environmental changes at work. Each…