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HIPHI Builds Bridges To Communities With New Staff Position

HIPHI builds bridges to communities with new staff position

June 1, 2017

The change from spring to summer also brings a shift in roles here at the Hawai‘i Public Health Institute (HIPHI). Stephanie Moir will be transitioning out of her current role as Tobacco Free Kaua’i Coordinator into a new Statewide Community Organizer…

E-Cigarettes Linked To Bladder Cancer Risk

E-Cigarettes Linked to Bladder Cancer Risk

May 27, 2017

Although many people think “vaping” is safer than smoking, research suggests that both e-cigarettes and traditional cigarettes are tied to an increased risk for bladder cancer. “We’ve known traditional smoking raises bladder cancer risk, and given the surge in popularity…

Get Fit Kauai’s Bike To Work Day

Get Fit Kauai’s Bike to Work Day

May 21, 2017

Get Fit Kauai’s Bike-to-Work Day was not just physical exercise. On May 19, the event exemplified exercise in community engagement and partnership. It was a terrific example of one way to incorporate more physical activity into the work day. Bike to…

Save The Date: Mayor-a-thon 2017 Is June 24th

Save The Date: Mayor-a-thon 2017 is June 24th

May 18, 2017

Get Fit Kauai’s 9th Annual Mayor-a-thon.  This is a FREE Community event on Saturday June 24th from 6:30 – 10:30 a.m. at Kapa`a Beach Park. Join Mayor Carvalho and Get Fit Kauai for this fun, FREE 1, 2, 4, 6…

HIPHI Statement On House Health Care Bill

HIPHI Statement on House Health Care Bill

May 4, 2017

House Health Care Bill Benefits Wealthy at the Cost of Most Vulnerable   Statement of Jessica Yamauchi, Executive Director, Hawai‘i Public Health Institute   Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives just voted to throw more than 24 million Americans…

Maui Nui Youth Council Leadership, Youth Advocacy Retreat

Maui Nui Youth Council Leadership, Youth Advocacy Retreat

May 1, 2017

Saturday, April 22nd, was a full day. It was Earth Day… and the three-year anniversary of the County of Maui Tobacco-Free Beaches and Parks Law… and the kick-off for the Maui Nui Youth Council (MNYC), which came together for the first…

Kauai’s Bike To Work Day Is Friday, May 19

Kauai’s Bike to Work Day is Friday, May 19

May 1, 2017

In celebration of National Bike Month, Kauai will have its own Bike to Work Day on Friday morning, May 19, 2017.  Riders will meet at one of two starting points in Puhi or Kapa‘a and bike to work along suggested routes,…

Earth Day Kauai

Earth Day at the Bay

April 26, 2017

It is known that cigarette butts are the most littered item in the world. Every year, several trillion cigarettes butts are carelessly discarded on the ground.  In the case of our islands, many of those cigarette butts end up on our…

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