Hawai‘i County HEAL Partnering with the Hawai‘i Island Food Alliance

The Hawai‘i Island Food Alliance (HIFA),  first convened in January 2016 by the Blue Zones Project® Hawai‘i Island,  is a partnership representing 20 organizations from diverse backgrounds. HIFA committees focus on the islands unique…

What repealing Obamacare would mean for health in Hawai‘i

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…
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Kaua'i High School Students Rally for Smoke-Free Vehicles for Keiki

Tobacco-Free Kaua’i has been hard at work educating the ninth graders at Kaua’i High School. Kauai’s rates of tobacco use and electronic cigarettes is one of the highest in the state and e-cig use is shockingly high in middle schools and…
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Kick Butts Day empowers youth to become health advocates

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 health advocates…
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Dairy Road looks to become a Complete Street

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…
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East Hawaii Perspective on Health Visit to Pacific Aquaculture & Coastal Resource Center

On February 16, a diverse group of East Hawai‘i community leaders from academic, business, agriculture and public health areas gathered for a Perspective on Community Health field trip at the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo Pacific Aquaculture…
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Wilcox Elementary puts their best foot forward

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…
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Whale Day and Tidal Trash Treasures

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 gathered…

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

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…

Opinion: Princess Leia ultimately killed by the real Darth Vader (Vancouver Sun)

  Numerous studies have shown that smoking in movies makes teens more likely to try smoking. In fact, a review study suggested that as much as 37 per cent of youth smoking initiation is due to smoking in movies. The U.S. Surgeon General…
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Maui Tidal Trash Treasures Art Contest

Aloha! You are invited to enter the Tidal Trash Treasures Art Contest. You can help keep Maui's beaches and parks clean and beautiful, and at the same time show off your artistic talent. Enter as a school group or an individual for a chance…