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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…
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Telehealth and Tobacco Cessation: Shifting Tobacco Cessation Programs in a Pandemic

As the state of Hawaiʻi responded to the COVID-19 pandemic in mid-March 2020, medical providers and community health centers shifted from in-person care to telehealth.  In rural communities on Hawaiʻi Island, moving medical appointments and…
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Youth Council Movement Continues to Grow with Virtual Kickoff Event

COVID-19 has changed the way we lead our daily lives and HIPHI and the Coalition for a Tobacco-Free Hawaii’s Youth Council is no exception. After having to cancel Take Down Tobacco, a national day of action last March (formerly Kick Butts…
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Community Spotlight: October is Shaping Up to Be Local Food Promotion Month

With the upcoming Hawaiʻi Island Community Food Summit and with October as National Farm to School Month, October 2020 is shaping up to be the month of local food promotion! On Hawaiʻi Island, there is a group working on local food promotion…
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Public Health Workforce Development: CHWs, Trainings, Internships and Service Projects

At HIPHI we continue to focus on the challenge of this pandemic. One of our efforts has been focused on supporting and developing Hawaii’s public health workforce. Nationally there is a movement towards workforce development and skills-based…
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Alternatives to Criminalizing Youth for Tobacco Use

Schools on Kaua‘i have continued to look at educational alternatives to criminalizing our youth for using any tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, while some state lawmakers have wanted to increase penalties on our youth. Studies have…
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Fall 2020 Update from our Executive Director

2020 continues to be a challenging year. It was almost as if the world stopped turning for a moment when we found out that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg had lost her battle to cancer. She had an extraordinary career as an advocate…

City eases eligibility requirements for program offering assistance for rent, utilities

In a bid to help struggling Oahu families, the city has eased eligibility restrictions for its Household Hardship Relief Program. Under the new rules, a family asset limit has been eliminated and internet and cell phone bills…