HIPHI Staff
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Meet our new staff

We're so excited about the new additions to our staff. On Kaua‘i, we've brought on Bev Brody to coordinate our physical activity and nutrition efforts and Steph Moir to continue the work of our tobacco control coalition. A big mahalo (along…

Celebrating 20 years of accomplishment

Twenty years ago, the Coalition for a Tobacco-Free Hawai‘i (now a program of HIPHI) was formed out of island coalitions to tackle the leading cause of preventable death: tobacco use. Since our founding, the Coalition has been the lead organization…
Wayfinding
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New Pedestrian Wayfinding Signage in Wailuku Town

55 new wayfinding signs promote health by encouraging walking and exploration of Wailuku Town’s hidden and well-known treasures The Wailuku Community Association, in collaboration with the Hawai‘i Public Health Institute (HIPHI) and the…
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Tobacco Cessation is BACK on Kauai!

NEED HELP QUITTING TOBACCO? SERVICES ARE BACK ON KAUA‘I! Congratulations to Malama Pono! They received a grant from the Hawaii Community Foundation to support their new tobacco cessation program. Malama Pono has hit the ground running…
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Bikeshare + Bike/Pedestrian Safety Campaign Launch in Kona

BIKESHARE NOW IN KAILUA KONA! People’s Advocacy for Trails Hawaii (PATH) launched the island's first Bike Share along with an accompanying Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Campaign in Kailua Kona late August. During the Bike Share Media Event…
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Photos: Visit to Ho‘okua‘āina in Maunawili

PERSPECTIVES ON HEALTH: Ho‘okua‘āina HIPHI, allies and friends spent the morning at Ho‘okua‘āina exploring health beyond the boundaries of medicine on our latest “Perspectives on Community Health” trip. Ho‘okua‘āina is a…
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Youth Council Retreat Brings 44 Youth Together To Learn, Share & Connect

On August 13th, the Coalition for a Tobacco-Free Hawai‘i (CTFH)  held a Youth Council retreat at Secret Island Beach on Oahu. A total of 44 participants took part in the event representing O‘ahu , Hawai‘i Island, Kaua‘i, Maui, and…
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How an idea becomes law

For many, the process of how an idea becomes a law can be pretty overwhelming.  Especially in Hawai‘i where there are literally thousands of bills introduced each year at the start of the legislative session. If you’ve ever wondered what…

Honoring Anna Mayeda for her hard work and dedication to improving health in Hawai‘i

Anna Mayeda has been a dedicated coalition member since 2002 when she began working for the American Cancer Society (ACS). She has held various positions with ACS and recently retired as the Senior Marketing Manager. When asked what were…
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West Hawai‘i Tobacco-Free Partnership has been busy

Keeping Kona Clean and Butt-Free Project: In April 2016, a West Hawaii Partnership Team (5 people) implemented a cigarette butt pick up along Alii Drive in the Kailua Kona Business District. Team members noted a noticeable reduction in the…
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Kaua‘i continues education campaign on electronic smoking devices

“Water vapor, smells like candy, harmless, there’s no secondhand smoke, it’s safe.” These are the usual excuses youth use when they convince themselves to try ESDs. However, what we do know is ESDs are not safe especially for minors…

Partnership educates new parents on importance of smoke-free vehicles and homes

The Coalition for Tobacco-Free Hawai’i (CTFH)-East Hawai‘i is thrilled to be partnering with Hilo Medical Center (HMC) Labor and Delivery Ward to promote smoke-free cars and homes in new parent’s discharge packages. Starting April 2016,…