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Legislative Update From The Policy Director

Legislative Update from the Policy Director

March 16, 2017

We are over halfway through the legislative session and a lot has happened since Opening Day! We thank you for your continued support — your advocacy efforts are critical in keeping our issues moving through the legislature. Here is an…

What Repealing Obamacare Would Mean For Health In Hawai‘i

What repealing Obamacare would mean for health in Hawai‘i

March 14, 2017

Written by Jessica Yamauchi, Executive Director, Hawai‘i Public Health Institute. Aloha, On March 6, the Trump administration and the Republican Congress introduced the American Health Care Act (AHCA), a plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), popularly…

Kick Butts Day Empowers Youth To Become Health Advocates

Kick Butts Day empowers youth to become health advocates

March 11, 2017

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…

Dairy Road Looks To Become A Complete Street

Dairy Road looks to become a Complete Street

March 9, 2017

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 to place,…

Wilcox Elementary Puts Their Best Foot Forward

Wilcox Elementary puts their best foot forward

March 1, 2017

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 to school. Wilcox Elementary School,…

Whale Day And Tidal Trash Treasures

Whale Day and Tidal Trash Treasures

February 28, 2017

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…

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

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

February 12, 2017

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…

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