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Celebrating 20 Years Of Accomplishment

Celebrating 20 years of accomplishment

September 24, 2016

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 in fighting…


New Pedestrian Wayfinding Signage in Wailuku Town

September 21, 2016

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 Maui Redevelopment Agency, are pleased to announce…

Tobacco Cessation Is BACK On Kauai!

Tobacco Cessation is BACK on Kauai!

September 20, 2016

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 by training three staff…

Bikeshare + Bike/Pedestrian Safety Campaign Launch In Kona

Bikeshare + Bike/Pedestrian Safety Campaign Launch in Kona

September 15, 2016

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 on Tuesday August…

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Photos: Visit to Ho‘okua‘āina in Maunawili

September 2, 2016

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 community group based in Maunawili in Windward O‘ahu that is using…

How An Idea Becomes Law

How an idea becomes law

June 15, 2016

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…

West Hawai‘i Tobacco-Free Partnership Has Been Busy

West Hawai‘i Tobacco-Free Partnership has been busy

June 11, 2016

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 number of…

Exploding Vaporizer Rips Hole In Man’s Tongue

Exploding vaporizer rips hole in man’s tongue

May 20, 2016

Kenneth Barbero of Albany, NY was enjoying a nice millennial vaping session when the hand-held device he was using blew up in his face; knocking out teeth, ripping a hole in his tongue and leaving his hands covered in burns.…

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