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Maui Nui Youth Council Leadership, Youth Advocacy Retreat

Saturday, April 22nd, was a full day. It was Earth Day... and the three-year anniversary of the County of Maui Tobacco-Free Beaches and Parks Law... and the kick-off for the Maui Nui Youth Council (MNYC), which came together for the first…
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Kauai's Bike to Work Day is Friday, May 19

In celebration of National Bike Month, Kauai will have its own Bike to Work Day on Friday morning, May 19, 2017.  Riders will meet at one of two starting points in Puhi or Kapa‘a and bike to work along suggested routes, ending at the Rotunda…
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Get Fit Kaua‘i captures “Pre TIGER” Bike/Ped baseline data

In October 2015, Kaua‘i was awarded $13 million in grant funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation. The funds will be used for the revitalization of the Lihue Town Core with a focus on improving bicycle and pedestrian facilities. On…
Earth Day Kauai
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Earth Day at the Bay

It is known that cigarette butts are the most littered item in the world. Every year, several trillion cigarettes butts are carelessly discarded on the ground.  In the case of our islands, many of those cigarette butts end up on our beaches…
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The Maui Nui Youth Council Leadership and Advocacy Retreat

Saturday, April 22nd was a full day. It was Earth Day, the three year anniversary of the County of Maui Tobacco-Free Beaches and Parks Law, and the kick-off for the Maui Nui Youth Council, which came together for the first time to participate…
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Kalaupapa Community Perspectives Trip

It's easy to find who you're looking for at Ho‘olehua Airport on Molokai, which is a good thing when a group of 17 people need to meet up there, most of whom have never met. That's how our Community Perspectives trip to Kalaupapa began. Luckily,…

Bike to Work Day - Save the Date

In celebration of National Bike Month, Kauai will have its own Bike to Work Day on Friday morning, May 19, 2017.  Riders will meet at one of two starting points in Lihue or Kapaa and bike to work along suggested routes, ending at the Rotunda…
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More than 70 youth advocates participate in Kick Butts Day 2017

Today’s Kick Butts Day event at the State Capitol drew more than 70 young advocates from across the state to urge the legislature to pass Senate Bill 261, which would prohibit smoking or vaping in vehicles when a minor is present. Organized…
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Legislative Update from the Policy Director

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 update…

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…