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Get Fit Kauai’s Mayor-a-thon 2019 is Saturday, June 22

Come one, come all to one of the most enjoyed community events on Kaua‘i!  It’s the 11th annual Mayor-a-thon on Saturday, June 22, from 6:30 – 10 a.m. at Kapa`a Beach Park. You can walk, run, bike, or stroll anywhere from 1 – 8 miles…
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Maui County is 'training the trainer' on vape education

Youth vaping has reached epidemic proportions nationally and Maui County is no exception. In fact, we have much higher youth use rates than the national average, with 32.3 percent of our high school students actively vaping and 18.3 percent…
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Maui County hones walkability plan at 2019 Walkability Action Institute

They’re leavin'…leavin’…on that midnight plane to Georgia. With approximately 12 hours of flight time behind them and confused body clocks set to somewhere just past midnight Hawai‘i Standard Time, a tired but excited contingent of…
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Creating safe spaces for active living on Hawai‘i Island

On a misty Monday morning, April 22, 2019, more than 30 partners from the State of Hawai‘i Department of Transportation (DOT), Hawai‘i County Department of Public Works, Mass Transit, Planning, SSFM International (SSFM), Hawai‘i Public…
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2019 Legislative Session Wrap-Up

Thursday, May 2, was sine die at the State Legislature, the closing of the 2019 Legislative session. After many committee hearings, discussion, and negotiation, 298 bills passed the legislature and will now go to the Governor to be signed into…
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Whole Foods Market 5% Day to Benefit HIPHI’s Healthy Eating + Active Living Community Coalitions

 Partnership will help promote access to healthy food options and help promote physical activity through built environment improvements April 15, 2019 (HONOLULU) – Today, the Hawai’i Public Health Institute (HIPHI) announced that its…
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Whole Foods Market selects HIPHI as beneficiary of 5% Community Giving Day

We have exciting news! Whole Foods Market has selected Hawai‘i Public Health Institute (HIPHI) as the beneficiary of their upcoming 5% Community Giving Day on Thursday, April 18, at all of their Hawai‘i stores.  This means that five percent…
Youth advocates look towards a tobacco-free future
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Youth Advocates Rally At State Capitol With A Message For Big Tobacco: Stop Targeting Us

First lady, lawmakers, and youth advocates push back against targeted marketing of vape products to kids HONOLULU, March 20 — This afternoon, approximately 80 students rallied at the State Capitol to send a message to Big Tobacco on national…

Vision Zero seeks to end traffic fatalities in Hawai‘i County

Hawai‘i Public Health Institute is an enthusiastic partner of PATH and a member of the mayor’s Active Living Advisory Committee (MALAC), as well as an advocate for Vision Zero in Hawai’i County. On Wednesday, February 20, the Hawai’i…
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Spring update from the executive director

I hope your year is off to a great start! HIPHI has been as busy as ever this first quarter. The legislative session started in January and HIPHI is once again supporting numerous bills aimed at reducing smoking and vaping, improving nutrition…
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National Public Health Week: Windward Zero Waste School Hui field trip

Tucked away past the Ko‘olau Mountains is a revolutionary program striving for a zero-waste Hawai‘i. The Windward Zero Waste School Hui is a partnership of Windward schools working cooperatively in the pursuit of waste reduction, soil restoration,…