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HMHB KITV 6pm News 8/03/15

Date: 06-08-2015

KITV4 news features the benefits of Text4Baby and the new MyText4Baby app, our 'Becoming A Mother' workshop series, as well as our fundraiser 'Healthy Babies Rock' that we will be hosting Friday August 7, 2015 at the Still Moving Center.

HMHB Hawaii featured in Maui Family Magazine Summer 2015 issue

Date: 24-05-2015

A big mahalo to Maui Family Magazine for featuring our article about the importance of talking to your baby in the Summer 2015 issue. Babies whose parents talk, sing and read to them have larger vocabularies, and enter school ready to succeed. Need ideas to get started? Contact our MothersCare Line or visit our online directory here to find classes or a play group near you!

Hawai‘i Working Families Push President to Address Paid Leave in State of the Union

Date: 21-01-2015

A big mahalo to for the write-up on our organization's involvment to address paid sick days and paid family leave policies for working families in Hawai‘i. Hawai‘i’s Paid Family Leave coalition will hold an advocacy and educational event at the Hawai‘i State Capitol on Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015, from 9 a.m. to noon to raise awareness of the importance of family-friendly workplace policies to the local workforce. Click below to view the article.

Ohana Broadcast Company’s Hawaii Matters Interview July 13, 2014

Date: 01-10-2014

Did you know that close to half of births of the State of Hawaii are unplanned? Our Executive Director sat down to chat with Hawaii Matters Mandy Suganuma to discuss what we can do to ensure that Hawaii’s moms and babies are getting the care they need to have healthy, successful pregnancies and births! 

HMHB Needs New Home! Radio Interview on The Mike Buck Show KHNR-AM 690

Date: 24-01-2014

(photo courtesy of Midweek Hawaii)

Click here to listen to the radio interview!

HMHB to Compete in 2013 Text4baby State Enrollment Contest

Date: 12-07-2013

Aim is to reach 18,000 new moms each year throughout Hawaii with free health SMS service

HONOLULU ( July 11, 2013) --  With intent to reach the 18,000+ babies born each year in Hawaii, Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies Coalition of Hawaii (HMHB) announced its participation in the 2013 Text4baby State Enrollment Contest; a national competition to provide pregnant and new mothers with important information they need for their health and that of their babies.

Many infant mortality risk factors, such as short gestation, low birth weight and genetic conditions can be prevented with timely, high quality perinatal care. Through the text4baby service, HMHB seeks to address these issues in partnership with statewide nonprofits and government agencies, Hawaii health centers and birthing hospitals. Women who text "BABY" to 511411 receive three free text messages a week, timed to their due date or their baby's birth date, through pregnancy and up until the baby’s first birthday. 

HMHB Receives $10,000 grant for SIDS Prevention

Date: 12-07-2013

HMHB Receives $10,000 grant from Atherton Family Foundation

HONOLULU (July 10, 2013) -- Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies Coalition of Hawaii (HMHB) has received a $10,000 grant from the Atherton Family Foundation. Funds will be used for the Hawaii Cribs for Kids program to promote comprehensive safe sleep education and sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) prevention.

“Many sudden unexpected infant deaths can be prevented through education,” said Lisa Kimura, executive director. “This grant will help us promote safe sleep education for parents and family members to help prevent the tragic incidence of SIDS.”

HMHB Receives $5,000 Grant from Hawaii Community Foundation

Date: 06-07-2013

HMHB Receives $5,000 FLEX Grant from Hawaii Community Foundation

HONOLULU (July 5, 2013) -- Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies Coalition of Hawaii (HMHB) has received a $5,000 grant from the Hawaii Community Foundation FLEX Grants program. Funds will be used for operating support of outreach programs and the establishment of a statewide breastfeeding education resource.

“This grant money will help immensely as we pursue our mission to enhance and promote health for mothers and babies,” said Lisa Kimura, executive director. “One of our community’s strongest public health needs is more support for breastfeeding mothers; this generous funding source will help enable HMHB to make it possible to meet the need.”

HMHB Names New Executive Director

Date: 09-05-2013

Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies Coalition of Hawaii
Names Lisa Kimura New Executive Director

HONOLULU (March 8, 2013) – Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies Coalition of Hawaii has named Lisa Kimura its new Executive Director, in charge of program administration, advocacy, public policy, management, communications, fundraising and community development.


Date: 02-02-2013


HONOLULU (February 1, 2013) - Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Hawaii announced today that it has received a $2,850 grant from the CJ Foundation for SIDS, the leading SIDS funding organization in the country.


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