Entries by HubforHealth

Celebrating 20 years of accomplishment

Twenty years ago, the Coalition for a Tobacco-Free Hawai‘i (now a program of HIPHI) was formed out of island coalitions to tackle the leading cause of preventable death: tobacco use. Since our founding, the Coalition has been the lead organization in fighting for smoke-free air, funding tobacco prevention programming, increasing tobacco taxes and a host of other […]


New Pedestrian Wayfinding Signage in Wailuku Town

55 new wayfinding signs promote health by encouraging walking and exploration of Wailuku Town’s hidden and well-known treasures The Wailuku Community Association, in collaboration with the Hawai‘i Public Health Institute (HIPHI) and the Maui Redevelopment Agency, are pleased to announce the addition of new pedestrian wayfinding signage to be installed throughout the heart of Wailuku […]


Tobacco Cessation is BACK on Kauai!

NEED HELP QUITTING TOBACCO? SERVICES ARE BACK ON KAUA‘I! Congratulations to Malama Pono! They received a grant from the Hawaii Community Foundation to support their new tobacco cessation program. Malama Pono has hit the ground running by training three staff in tobacco cessation: Rebecca Smith, Andrew Preston and Melisse Camelo. Malama Pono conducts group or individual […]


Bikeshare + Bike/Pedestrian Safety Campaign Launch in Kona

BIKESHARE NOW IN KAILUA KONA! People’s Advocacy for Trails Hawaii (PATH) launched the island’s first Bike Share along with an accompanying Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Campaign in Kailua Kona late August. During the Bike Share Media Event on Tuesday August 30, 2016, Tina Clothier, Executive Director of PATH, thanked the partners — consisting of public, private and nonprofit […]


Photos: Visit to Ho‘okua‘āina in Maunawili

PERSPECTIVES ON HEALTH: Ho‘okua‘āina HIPHI, allies and friends spent the morning at Ho‘okua‘āina exploring health beyond the boundaries of medicine on our latest “Perspectives on Community Health” trip. Ho‘okua‘āina is a community group based in Maunawili in Windward O‘ahu that is using Hawaiian traditions of kalo cultivation to engage and improve the lives of today’s youth. At […]

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Youth Council Retreat Brings 44 Youth Together To Learn, Share & Connect

On August 13th, the Coalition for a Tobacco-Free Hawai‘i (CTFH)  held a Youth Council retreat at Secret Island Beach on Oahu. A total of 44 participants took part in the event representing O‘ahu , Hawai‘i Island, Kaua‘i, Maui, and Moloka‘i. The retreat was held to thank veteran Youth Council members for all their contributions during the 2015-16 year, […]

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How an idea becomes law

For many, the process of how an idea becomes a law can be pretty overwhelming.  Especially in Hawai‘i where there are literally thousands of bills introduced each year at the start of the legislative session. If you’ve ever wondered what it takes to turn an idea into law, keep reading as we follow our physical […]


West Hawai‘i Tobacco-Free Partnership has been busy

Keeping Kona Clean and Butt-Free Project: In April 2016, a West Hawaii Partnership Team (5 people) implemented a cigarette butt pick up along Alii Drive in the Kailua Kona Business District. Team members noted a noticeable reduction in the number of butts along the shoreline street when compared to last year. Businesses have also seen a […]


Kaua‘i continues education campaign on electronic smoking devices

“Water vapor, smells like candy, harmless, there’s no secondhand smoke, it’s safe.” These are the usual excuses youth use when they convince themselves to try ESDs. However, what we do know is ESDs are not safe especially for minors under 21 whose bodies are still developing. On Wednesday, May 25th, CTFH’s Kaua‘i Community Coordinator, Valerie […]