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Three Maui County tobacco control policies pass in 2018

It has been a good year for health in Maui! The Maui County Code is being updated by Maui County Council to be consistent with state law, which includes electronic smoking devices (ESDs), more commonly known as e-cigarettes or vapes, under…
Friendship House Perspectives
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Perspectives on Community Health visits the Friendship House on Kaua‘i

Friendship House is a psychiatric rehabilitation program for about 70 adult Kaua‘i residents with both serious mental illness and a desire to improve their quality of life. The mission of Friendship House is to provide a safe, accepting…
2018 Legislative Recap
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HIPHI's 2019 policy priorities have been selected

The new year marks the beginning of a new legislative biennium where HIPHI will be championing policies to address the youth vaping epidemic, curb sugary beverage consumption, expand healthy meals to low-income families, and promote oral health…
HIPHI hosts Hawaii's first-ever anti-vaping conference.
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HIPHI and partners clear the cloud at first-ever ESD conference

In late October, the Coalition for a Tobacco Free Hawai‘i (Coalition), a program of Hawai‘i Public Health Institute, along with the Hawai‘i Community Foundation and the Hawai‘i State Department of Health (DOH), hosted the state’s first-ever…
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Meet the Maui Coalition for Drug Free Youth

HIPHI recently welcomed Maui Coalition for Drug-Free Youth (MCDFY) and its two staff members, Rick Collins and Ashlee Chapman, to the HIPHI ‘ohana. Formed in 2013, MCDFY is a local community coalition of partner organizations and individuals…
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Vision Zero by 2040

On September 15, Maui Mayor Alan Arakawa made a proclamation, called Vision 2040, to eliminate traffic deaths on Maui by 2040. To kick off the launch, Creating Healthier Communities — a collaboration between Hawai‘i State Department of…
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HIPHI Youth Council In Action

It’s been a busy fall for Youth Council! In late September, the Youth Council selected their policy priority to ban flavored tobacco products and honed their public speaking skills in front of their fellow members. In October, they worked…
Fitness Week on Rice
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Get Fit Kauai’s Fitness Week on Rice

Get Fit Kauai’s Fitness Week on Rice was a week-long fitness experience in Lihue that inspired healthy lifestyles and a sense of community. It was an occasion to highlight Lihue’s gyms and fitness studios and provide opportunities for people…
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Get Fit Kauai’s 2018 Worksite Wellness Challenge

On November 16, representatives from 15 worksites attended Get Fit Kauai’s Worksite Wellness Challenge Awards Breakfast celebrating the conclusion of the highly successful nine-month challenge. Participating agencies/companies focus on…
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Helping to Clear the Cloud on Kaua‘i

On November 15, Kaua‘i hosted an amazing half-day conference to address the vaping epidemic that faces our youth and young adults. We know that youth are using vaping products at an alarming rate nationwide, but the numbers are among the highest…
The sold-out crowd is ready!
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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.…