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First Hawai‘i Anti-Vaping Conference Helps Those on the Frontline to Combat Youth E-Cigarette Use

HONOLULU, OCTOBER 30 — Today, more than 200 Hawai‘i teachers, school administrators, law enforcement officials, and public health advocates attended the state's first-ever conference addressing the rise and health risks of youth vaping.…
HIPHI hosts Hawaii's first-ever anti-vaping conference.
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Farm to School for Hawai‘i's Future

In celebration of October as Farm to School Month in Hawai‘i, a Perspectives Trip was hosted by Hawai‘i Public Health Institute on October 18 during which participants visited several model farm to school sites on O‘ahu. All three core…
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Health Champion: West Hawai‘i Community Health Center

The West Hawai‘i Community Health Center (WHCHC) is a vital partner to the Hawai‘i Public Health Institute (HIPHI) in Hawai‘i County.  As an active ally for both Tobacco-Free Hawai‘i Island (TFHI) coalition and the Hawai‘i Island…
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Maui PD and CTFH partner to promote new smoke-free vehicles law

As students returned to school this fall, Maui Police Department (MPD) ran a two-week long special operation within school zones to promote seat belt, cell phone, and speeding laws. This year they also highlighted Maui County’s new law, which…
Jessica Yamauchi
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Fall update from the executive director

Aloha! I hope you all were able to take some time this summer to enjoy with your family and friends. Most of our staff have tried to take some time off, but it has been a busy time for HIPHI. Since our last newsletter, we have welcomed two…
Koloa Landing Resort
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Koloa Landing Resort is now smoke-free for employees and guests

On July 15, 2018, Koloa Landing Resort & Spa (Autograph Collection) officially enacted a tobacco-free policy for their associates. The new tobacco policy prohibits tobacco use while on the job, including during breaks, on or off the property.…
Ratworm Lung Disease Training Hawaii
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Employing the Power of Education for Disease Prevention

Over 30 teachers from K-12 public, charter, and independent schools on O‘ahu and Molokai attended a fascinating workshop on "Engaging Students in Citizen Science through the Prevention of Rat Lungworm Disease" this summer at 'Iolani School.…
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West Kaua‘i: Get involved in community planning!

Have you ever been asked to provide feedback or input on your Community Plan and felt like you didn’t have anything valuable to contribute? You might think that you should just leave it up to the experts and your elected representatives.…
Selene LeGare
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Community Partner Feature: Selene LeGare

The Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) Coalition for Maui, Molokai and Lanaʻi has many community partners that are active in the coalition and the community. We wanted to highlight one member, Selene LeGare, in particular as a thank you for…

808NOVAPE Campaign Update Fall 2018

Since Memorial Day weekend, HIPHI has had two youth-produced video PSAs, ‘Formaldehyde’ and ‘Vapehead’, serve as the cornerstones for the launch of our 808NOVAPE e-cigarette counter-marketing campaign aimed at teens. This opening…
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Perspectives on Community Health Field Trip – Exploring Upcountry Maui’s Agriculture

In Hawai‘i, we are blessed with fertile lands that provide us with nourishing vegetables, sweet fruits, and fragrant flowers. Eating local means accessing our sustainable, fresh and healthy foods as well as supporting the numerous farmers…