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ESD use running rampant in East Hawai‘i

The Tobacco-Free East Hawai‘i (TFEH) Coalition has been educating youth about the harmful effects of smoking and second-hand smoke for the past 15 years. Since 2003, we have seen the youth tobacco use rates drop significantly, from 22 percent…
Pana'ewa Farm Perspectives Field Trip
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Video: Jessica on Island Voice

Jessica Yamauchi, our Executive Director, appears on today's Island Voice program. Jump to 22 mins in to see her!

Employment Opportunity: ORISE Fellowship Opportunity

Are you interested in working for the CDC as an ORISE Fellow? This work assignment is located at the Honolulu Quarantine Station in the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL Airport). It is a full-time fellowship position and you will…
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Hawai‘i Island HEAL Recognizes Diabetes Awareness Month

Hawai‘i Island HEAL Recognizes Diabetes Awareness Month Saturday, November 18, began early for those participating in the PATH/LavaKids Family Fun Run & Walk at the West Hawai’i Civic Center in Kailua Kona. Community organizations…
Kevin and E-cigarettes
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E-cigarette leaves 17 year-old with second degree burns and broken teeth

This past October, Blake Chastain, a 17 year-old high school student had to be rushed to a nearby hospital by helicopter where doctors rushed to save his left eye, treat the second degree burns on his hand, and brace his mouth for teeth that…
Smoke-Free Vehicles Maui
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The Great American Smokeout, Maui Style

Coalition for a Tobacco-Free Hawai‘i and Maui County youth join the American Cancer Society’s annual intervention event, the Great American Smokeout (GASO), to support two important local smoke-free initiatives: 1) a smoke-free campus policy…
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Dr. Robert Proctor will keynote 2017 Annual CTFH Stakeholder Meeting

 Hawai‘i public health leaders to hear from first-ever historian to testify against tobacco industry on how Big Tobacco is using the same playbook to hook our youth on vaping     On Friday, November 17, Coalition for a Tobacco-Free…
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Mo‘olelo of Mokauea

It’s been a whirlwind Fall for our Perspectives on Community Health field trips!  We worked in the culinary gardens with Māla‘ai on Hawai‘i Island, learned about engaging youth in agriculture at Waimea High School on Kaua‘i and, most…
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Tobacco and ESD education for Red Ribbon Week

On November 3, Kaua‘i High School’s leadership class put together a lunchtime activity on campus to acknowledge National Red Ribbon Week: Your Future is Key, So Stay Drug Free. The students in this leadership class invited community organizations…
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Statewide Oral Health Strategic Planning Process Officially Begins

The Hawaiian Islands Oral Health Task Force has been instrumental in supporting oral health efforts since the completion of the last state oral health strategic plan in 2003. Now, the task force is moving forward to update the plan. HIPHI…
HNL SFV Passage
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HIPHI Statement on Honolulu City Council Passage of Smoke-Free Vehicles Legislation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 11, 2017 Thank you Honolulu City Council for Unanimous Passage of Smoke-Free Vehicles Legislation Honolulu County joins Kaua‘i and Hawai‘i Counties in Prohibiting Smoking & Vaping When Kids Are in the…
Pana'ewa Farm Perspectives Field Trip
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Perspectives on Community Health: Our visit to UH Hilo Agricultural Farm in Panaʻewa

Hawai‘i Public Health Institute in East Hawai‘i recently ventured out to the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo’s agricultural Farm in Panaʻewa. On September 19, fifteen energetic community partners visited Panaʻewa for a personal and hands-on…