Save the Date!! Kick Butts Day 3/20/17!!

Save the Date!! Kick Butts Day is March 20, 2017! Kick Butts Day is a national day of activism that empowers youth to stand-up, speak-out, and seize control against Big Tobacco. Thousands of youth will be participating in activities across…

Opinion: Princess Leia ultimately killed by the real Darth Vader (Vancouver Sun)

  Numerous studies have shown that smoking in movies makes teens more likely to try smoking. In fact, a review study suggested that as much as 37 per cent of youth smoking initiation is due to smoking in movies. The U.S. Surgeon General…
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Maui Tidal Trash Treasures Art Contest

Aloha! You are invited to enter the Tidal Trash Treasures Art Contest. You can help keep Maui's beaches and parks clean and beautiful, and at the same time show off your artistic talent. Enter as a school group or an individual for a chance…
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HIPHI Staff and Board Visit Ho’oulu ‘Aina deep in the valley of Kalihi

This last week, our staff and board visited and learned about the property managed by the Kokua Kalihi Valley (KKV) Comprehensive Health Center and their 1.65 acre organic farm. This day of fellowship and bonding provided us an opportunity to…
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A peek inside Maui's Live & Play Tobacco-Free event

Part of getting young people engaged in health is making it FUN. To close out the year, each island brought together health-minded youth to connect and celebrate tobacco-free living through conversation and team activities. In Maui County,…
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Kaua‘i businesses enact over 100 policies and changes to improve health

Get Fit Kauai's 2016 Worksite Wellness Challenge began in February and ended in October of 2016 and was a smashing success! Seventeen participating agencies and companies focused on making system, policy and environmental changes at work. Each…
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Our Policy Priorities for 2017 Legislative Session

For the upcoming 2017 legislative session, HIPHI is working on many policies to promote healthy living in Hawai‘i, including various sugar-sweetened beverage bills and continuing to focus on tobacco prevention and control. Please see the…
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National Food Day on Big Island promotes healthy, local food

We were thrilled to be a part of Food Day at KTA Superstores in Hilo, Waimea, Keahou and Waikoloa. The day opened with a proclamation from Hawai‘i County’s Managing Director, Randy Kurohara, followed by events throughout the day. Blue…
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Maui students promote safer walking and biking

The HEAL Maui, Moloka’i, & Lana’i coalition has been busy working on several great projects these past few months and we would like to highlight the work of the four Bachelors of Science Nursing (BSN) Manoa students who have been working…