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Celebrating National Farm to School Month in Hawai‘i

Over 120 participants enjoyed five HIPHI Perspectives Trips on O‘ahu and Maui during October 2019, in celebration of National Farm to School Month. The trips were organized by the Hawai‘i Farm to School Hui (a program of HIPHI) and partners…
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New look, same goal: End the sale of flavored tobacco in Hawaiʻi!

With the headlines filled with deaths and illnesses related to the e-cigarette (or vaping) product use-associated lung injury (EVALI) outbreak, it’s important to remember that the youth vaping epidemic is still spreading unchecked in Hawaiʻi,…
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Over 300 student entries for Kauaʻi 808novape ad campaign

With almost a third of Kauaʻi youth vaping, our middle and high schoolers are immersed in this issue even if they themselves do not vape. Tobacco-Free Kauaʻi (TFK) enlisted their expertise in a campaign, culminating in their first ad being…
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October is Farm to School Month

Hawai‘i Celebrates National Farm to School Month With Events Across the State  October's Farm to School Month to be celebrated in Hawai‘i with hands-on events  HONOLULU, HAWAI‘I -- Throughout the month of October, hundreds of events…
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Youth Council kicks off a new school year

After a successful 2018-19 year, new and returning Youth Council members are eager for 2019-20! Last year,  more than 1,800 students were reached through peer-to-peer presentations and thousands more across the state through awareness activities…
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Meet HIPHI's amazing volunteers

Jaime Wong and Charisse Yuen are former interns who returned to HIPHI as volunteers to help with an ongoing community assessment project. Both former interns volunteered their time and talents during their summer holidays to collect survey responses,…
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2019 Fall Update from the Executive Director

It’s hard to believe that the summer has come and gone. I would like to thank all of you who came to our annual Summer Social at the end of June at the Pacific Club. It was a fun night of networking, sharing our legislative recap, and recognizing…
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Happy birthday Hawai'i Oral Health Coalition

This summer has been full of action for the Hawai‘i Oral Health Coalition! Hawai‘i Public Health Institute (HIPHI) has collaboratively been working with Hawai‘i Children’s Action Network and Oral Health for All Hawai‘i to convene the…
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Planning for multiunit smoke-free housing ordinance in Maui County

The Maui, Molokai, Lāna’i Coalition for a Tobacco-Free Hawai’i (Coalition) has decades of experience when it comes to policy change, but some policies still feel daunting to consider. One such policy is a smoke-free multiunit housing ordinance,…

Double Up Food Bucks arrive in 2020!

The new Double Up Food Bucks (DUFB) program appropriates $50,000 per year for the next two years to provide a dollar-for-dollar match of up to $10 per visit, per day, to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) beneficiaries who purchase…
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808NOVAPE Campaign: Fall 2019 Update

The 808NOVAPE Campaign has hit the ground running as the 2019-2020 school year begins. Our partnership with Keep It Flowing has culminated in a grand total of 10 ‘Breathe Aloha’ murals across the state with the last four murals completed…