HIPHI is a hub for health, bringing community-based organizations, government, academia, foundations and business together to improve the quality of life for the people of Hawai‘i.

Building healthier communities requires collaboration on a variety of issues that impact health, including transportation, education, access to healthy food, and economic opportunities. And collaboration is what we do best.

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Are you a like-minded non-profit in need of help?

We know that there can be serious obstacles to get a cause, campaign or program off the ground. At HIPHI, we have years of experience and can help in a number of ways, from fiscal sponsorship and management to meeting and conference planning. Contact us to find out more.

We listen, learn and fight for policy change that communities want.

Our programs:

Coalition for a Tobacco-Free Hawai‘i
Healthy Eating, Active Living (HEAL)
Perspectives on Community Health


Plan4Health Coalition-Building Webinar @ Webinar
Jan 19 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Join us for the first webinar of a three-part series for APHA and its Affiliate members about the Plan4Health Initiative, and the importance of planning and public health to create the healthiest nation. During the first webinar, presenters will discuss coalition-building and how it was instrumental in the important policies, systems and environmental changes work conducted in the field.

Beginning Farmer-Rancher Development Program @ North Hawaii Education & Research Center
Feb 4 all-day

The Kohala Center’s Beginning Farmer-Rancher Development Program is dedicated to training new farming families on Hawai‘i Island and inspiring island youth to consider careers in agriculture.

Our intensive nine-month educational program provides 188 hours of classroom training, workshops, on-farm instruction, field trips, and online materials. Classroom instruction and workshops occur at rotating sites around the island, including the North Hawai‘i Education and Research Center in Hāmākua, Kohala Village Hub in Kohala, Yano Hall in Kona, and the Ka‘ū Community Center. University of Hawai‛i researchers, extension agents, and other agricultural experts will cover subjects such as soil fertility management, plant nutrition, livestock production, food safety, composting and cover cropping, business planning and financing, marketing of agricultural products, and much more.

Classes will start on February 4, 2017 and meet every other Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Honoka‘a at the North Hawai‘i Education and Research Center and other locations as announced.

On-farm instruction, mentorship, and field trips will take place at TKC’s demonstration farms in Hāmākua and North Kohala, two partner sites in Kailua-Kona and Ka‘ū, and a variety of farms, ranches, and processing facilities. A final component of our program consists of distance learning, including videos and reading materials, and a student-select assignment. Upon successful completion of the program our staff can assist you in applying for farm leases and capital to successfully produce, market, and distribute your crops.

Maui Nui Youth Council Retreat @ Garden of Eden
Feb 4 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Maui Nui Youth Council Retreat @ Garden of Eden | Hawaii | United States

The Maui Nui Youth Council kick off event to introduce youth to the concepts of advocacy and community change. The council will focus on issues of underage drinking and drug prevention, health and wellness, and anti-tobacco use. If you or someone you know is interested in making real change, please apply to join!

Talking Cancer Prevention and HPV Vaccination: Workshop for Health Care Providers @ SULLIVAN CONFERENCE CENTER (UH Cancer Center)
Feb 9 @ 12:30 pm – 5:00 pm

**Webinar Available For Neighbor Island Participants**

Program Goals:
Increase HPV Vaccination Uptake in Pediatric Settings
Expand Access to HPV vaccination in Hawaii

Program Topic:
Evidence-Based Communication Strategies to Increase HPV
Vaccination Uptake

Who Should Attend?
Health care providers, including physiciansand nurses specializing in pediatrics, family medicine, and adolescent health
Health educators
Public health professionals

Program Objectives:
Identify at least two effective, evidence-based communication strategies used by
providers to motivate uptake of HPV vaccination.

Identify at least two systems-level strategies to increase HPV vaccination rates in Hawaii.

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Every penny you contribute stays right here in Hawai‘i.

The tobacco industry spends more than $25 million each year in Hawai‘i marketing their products to kids while sugary drink manufacturers pay fitness bloggers and researchers to promote diets that include soda. These industries care about one thing and one thing only: profit. That’s where we come in. We, and our coalitions, work every day to stop them in their tracks. We shine a light on their bad acts and we fight for policies that promote health for all Hawai’i residents and tourists. Your gift allows us to do more… and it is tax-deductible!