The HHSP objectives strive to create sustainable change that will transform our communities, schools, health care, and worksites to support the health of the people of Hawaiʻi. Stakeholders developed the HHSP objectives to shape policy, systems and environmental change in the four sector areas: Community Design and Access; Education; Health Care; and Worksite. The objectives are showcased by sector area and include key strategies, baseline, and target measures. The HHSP is meant to be a living document that is reviewed and updated throughout the plan’s timeframe. Implementation of the plan will be a collective effort by individuals and organizations across the state.

Sector Area Description: The Education Sector includes places such as public and private childcare and aftercare facilities, pre-kindergarten through 12th grade schools, and higher education.

Sector Area Goal: All of Hawaiʻi’s educational settings will promote tobacco- and nicotine-free lifestyles, healthy eating, daily physical activity, and health management through programs, policies, environmental supports, and professional development opportunities.

Education Sector Objectives

Increase by 10%, the number of sites implementing CDC-recommended school- and/or community-based Asthma Self-Management Education programs.

  • Expand the number of Asthma Self-Management Education (ASME) programs by facilitating partnerships with school- and community-based organizations
  • Promote ASME programs with the new and existing partners
Baseline : 7 Target : 8
  • Expand the number of ASME programs by connecting potential volunteers
  • Promote volunteer opportunity with new and existing partners
Baseline : 13 Target : 14
  • Conduct an assessment of the readiness of one or more schools to implement one or more of the recommended CDC Sun Protection Guidelines
  • Partner with cancer partners such as the Hawaiʻi Skin Cancer Coalition to promote the recommended CDC Sun Protection Guidelines
Baseline : Pending Target : Increase by 5
  • Conduct an assessment of eligible schools to determine their ability to become Vaccines for Children (VFC) providers
  • Partner with the HCCC's Vaccine Preventable Cancers Workgroup to promote the importance of making vaccines (e.g., HPV) available
Baseline : Pending Target : 100%
  • Leverage partnerships within the University of Hawaiʻi system to identify campus wellness/health services coordinator
  • Explore potential partnerships and link available resources at American Heart Association
Baseline : 0 Target : 1
  • Support a Board of Education policy change to require annual courses in Health Education in grades K-8 in Department of Education (DOE) public non-charter schools
  • Support a Board of Education policy change to require annual courses in Physical Education in grades K-8 in DOE public non-charter schools
Baseline Target
Health Education courses 0 1
Physical Education courses 0 1
  • Convene both public and private early learning community stakeholders to determine barriers to implementation of Hawaiʻi’s Early Childhood Care and Education (ECE) Wellness Guidelines
  • Collaborate with ECE stakeholders to create a physical activity and nutrition ECE setting focused training curricula developed from the Hawaiʻi ECE Wellness Guidelines
  • Partner with leaders in the early learning community to identify and implement incentives to support provider implementation of the ECE Wellness Guidelines
Baseline : 0 Target : 1
  • Create a toolkit to share with all participating public schools that highlights resources for the four lowest scoring wellness guidelines
  • Create a social media campaign to educate families and community stakeholders on the DOE safety and wellness guidelines and opportunities to support wellness in schools
  • Conduct a study to evaluate qualities/characteristics/infrastructure/resources that contribute to the schools with the lowest Safety and Wellness Survey (SAWS) score and the highest SAWS score
Baseline : 30% Target : 50%
  • Assess statewide resources and capacity to fund and establish state-level Food Systems Education Coordinator position
  • Develop scope and position description to include knowledge of ʻāina-based education
  • Identify gaps and strategically integrate the Food Systems Education Coordinator position in a way that bridges these gaps
Baseline : 0 Target : 1
  • Provide tobacco prevention and cessation information at incoming student orientation sessions
  • Support student health groups to conduct peer-led tobacco cessation and prevention promotion throughout all campuses
  • Create linkages between community tobacco treatment specialists, the Hawaiʻi Tobacco Quitline and universities to tailor promotions to students and increase access to cessation services for young adults
Baseline : Pending Target : All colleges and universities in Hawai'i
  • Develop and adopt best practice enforcement responses/guidelines for youth vaping/tobacco offenses to guide law enforcement or Department of Education (DOE) school officials
  • Pilot test a model alternative to suspension policy at a public or private school in Hawaiʻi and use results to inform expansion into other schools
Baseline : 0 Target : 1
  • Conduct outreach to universities and colleges without tobacco-free policies to provide education and information about the benefits of implementing a tobacco-free campus
  • Provide technical support to individual private colleges and universities to encourage adoption of tobacco-free campus polices
Baseline : Pending Target : All colleges and universities in Hawai'i
  • Develop culturally appropriate educational campaigns for use in school systems such as, the "Hawaiʻi Association of Independent Schools" and "Hawaiʻi State Department of Education"
  • Develop education campaigns that can be used in a variety of media types (radio, television, mall ads, social media, etc)
Baseline : 0 Target : 10
Long-Term Measures & Trackers

The long-term measures are broad measures that help assess progress toward achieving the Healthy Hawaiʻi Vision 2030.