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September Update From The Executive Director

September update from the Executive Director

September 12, 2017

Aloha, I hope you all had the opportunity to take some time and enjoy the summer. Here at HIPHI, we’re busier than ever with a number of projects, including next week’s Ho`ola Healthcare Conference. This exciting partnership with the Hawai‘i…

Malaai Gardens

A garden of discovery on the Big Island

September 10, 2017

The residents of Na Kahua Hale O Ulu Wini – Housing Project Kona wanted to develop a garden so that fruits and vegetables would more accessible and affordable. The idea evolved further into a youth-led project to build and care…

HNL Council

Smoke-free vehicles gaining momentum in Honolulu

September 8, 2017

O‘ahu is one step closer to having smoke-free cars for keiki! Introduced by City and County of Honolulu Council Chair Ron Menor and Councilmember Brandon Elefante, Bill 70 would prohibit smoking and vaping in vehicles when a minor is present.…

Hiring: HIPHI Community Coalition Coordinator For Maui County

Hiring: HIPHI Community Coalition Coordinator for Maui County

September 7, 2017

We are excited to announce that we are hiring for our Maui County Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) coalition coordinator position! We are looking for an experienced, community-driven individual to lead and grow our HEAL coalition in Maui County. HIPHI…

Kaua‘i And Maui Share Ideas On Road And Sidewalk Design

Kaua‘i and Maui share ideas on road and sidewalk design

August 27, 2017

The Maui County Healthy Eating + Active Living (HEAL) Coalition has been a part of some pretty incredible projects these past few months! One worth highlighting is our August 3rd Kaua‘i and Maui Peer-to-Peer exchange event. This event focused on…

Vape Tricks Could Increase Health Risks, Experts Warn

Vape tricks could increase health risks, experts warn

August 15, 2017

Stunts could expose teens to higher levels of harmful chemicals, scientists worry Waterfall. Cheerios. Cloud chasing. These are names for shapes or patterns that people can make when exhaling vapor from an e-cigarette or other vaping device. A new study…

Adult & Youth Education On Vaping Is Making An Impact On Maui

Adult & youth education on vaping is making an impact on Maui

August 8, 2017

Hawai‘i Public Health Institute on Maui is making huge strides in preventing youth from vaping through the incredible power of education. Katie Folio, Maui’s Community Coordinator, has been hard at work organizing and leading youth vaping education training classes for…

Star Advertiser LTE: Honolulu Should Ban Smoking In Cars

Star Advertiser LTE: Honolulu should ban smoking in cars

August 4, 2017

As printed in the Star-Advertiser on August 4, 2017: Honolulu should ban smoking in cars With most of our keiki returning to school, the Coalition for Tobacco-Free East Hawaii is thrilled to see the Honolulu City Council introduce a bill…

Biki Event 2017

Perspectives on Community Health field trip with Biki and HBL

July 28, 2017

On Thursday, July 27, Hawai‘i Public Health Institute (HIPHI) teamed up with Biki and Hawai‘i Bicycling League (HBL) for a Perspectives on Community Health field trip. This field trip brought together community members and public health leaders to learn more about…

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