AAPCHO and APPEAL Urges AA & NHPI Smokers to Speak with their Physicians

OAKLAND, May 23, 2013 – The Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (AAPCHO), in partnership with Asian Pacific Partners for Empowerment, Advocacy and Leadership (APPEAL), is encouraging Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander (AA&NHOPI) tobacco users to speak with their physicians about smoking and quitting.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 23, 2013

Contact:
Stacy Lavilla
Director of Communications, AAPCHO
(510) 272-9536 x110
slavilla@aapcho.org

Rod Lew
Executive Director, APPEAL
(510) 318-7814
rodlew@appealforhealth.org

AAPCHO and APPEAL Urges AA&NHOPI Smokers to Speak with their Physicians

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PROMISE Network Webinar Highlights Strategies for Promoting Smoke-free Multiunit Housing Policies in Diverse Communities

To share strategies that community-based organizations have used to engage diverse communities in tobacco control, on March 21, 2013 the APPEAL PROMISE Network hosted a webinar on promoting smoke-free multiunit housing policies with guest speakers Christine Araquel from the People’s Community Organization for Reform and Empowerment (People’s CORE) in Los Angeles, California and Ekta Prakash from CAPI USA in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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APPEAL Challenges Youth to Promote Health with Video Contest and Activity Challenge

In late February, APPEAL launched “Health Starts…Where We Live, Learn, Work, and Play,” a video contest and activity challenge for youth and young adults. The contest and activity challenge is part of our national effort to promote tobacco-free living, healthy eating, and active living (HEAL) in Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (AA and NHPI) communities.

In late February, APPEAL launched “Health Starts…Where We Live, Learn, Work, and Play,” a video contest and activity challenge for youth and young adults. …Read More

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APPEAL Welcomes New Staff to the Team

APPEAL is pleased to welcome new staff to the team.

APPEAL is pleased to welcome new staff to the team. Lisa Fu is returning to APPEAL as Research Manager for our upcoming community-based participatory research project. Nina Kahori Fallenbaum joins APPEAL as Communications Manager, and will focus on Healthy Eating and Active Living (HEAL) and developing related policy initiatives. APPEAL also welcomes Mey S. Saephan to the team as an intern. We are excited by the energy and expertise that our …Read More

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CDC Continues National Tobacco Education Campaign with a Special Effort to Target Asian American Smokers

Oakland, CA – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is making a special effort to reach out to Asian American smokers as part of their “Tips from Former Smokers” campaign. The CDC will place ads that include a “tip” to encourage smokers to call the Asian Smokers’ Quitline in various Asian-language newspapers across the country. The Asian Smokers’ Quitline is a free nationwide program offering a variety of services: self-help materials, a referral list of other cessation …Read More

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New “Gangnam” Cigarette Brand Markets a Deadly Product to Consumers, Youth

OAKLAND, CA – Asian Pacific Partners for Empowerment, Advocacy and Leadership (APPEAL) calls upon Canadian Tobacco and Global, Inc. (CT&G) to end its marketing of a new brand of cigarettes, named “Gangnam” after the upscale district in South Korea, which benefits from the popularity of the similarly-named song by famous South Korean rapper Psy.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 6, 2013

Contact:
Rod Lew, Executive Director, APPEAL
(510) 318-7814
rodlew@appealforhealth.org
www.appealforcommunities.org

NEW “GANGNAM” CIGARETTE BRAND MARKETS A DEADLY PRODUCT TO CONSUMERS, YOUTH

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Creating Resources for a Healthy Eating and Active Living Movement for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders

Recent years have seen widespread attention in the mainstream press and efforts in the public health sector to address the obesity epidemic and its critical relationships to food and physical activity. Despite this, the effects of obesity in Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (AA and NHPI) communities are rarely, if ever, included in the larger narrative. The common myth that obesity is not a problem impacting the health and well-being of the AA and NHPI community creates barriers, …Read More

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LAAMPP Alumni Continue to Impact Tobacco Control Policy Change in Minnesota LAAMPP Alumni Continue to Impact Tobacco Control Policy Change in Minnesota

Though the Leadership and Advocacy Institute to Advance Minnesota’s Parity for Priority Populations (LAAMPP Institute) runs for 18 months, LAAMPP alumni draw upon skills and connections gained through their participation in their ongoing work serving marginalized communities through tobacco control. With support from ClearWay MinnesotaSM, Vicki Sanders (a current LAAMPP consultant) organized a January 10 quarterly meeting for former alumni and other members of the LAAMPP community to network and to learn from a dynamic speech by political analyst Todd …Read More

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Tobacco Control State Highlights Report Shows Limitations in Existing Data and Reporting on AA and NHPIs

APPEAL commends the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for its new report, released January 25, which shows how each of the 50 states and DC is doing in implementing proven strategies that reduce tobacco use and reports state-specific data on prevalence rates by race/ethnicity. The CDC’s Tobacco Control State Highlights 2012 shows an effort to report data on Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AA and NHPI) communities. However, what the report reveals is that there …Read More

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APPEAL Applauds the Ban on the Sale of Cigarettes to Youth in Vietnam

Asian Pacific Partners for Empowerment, Advocacy and Leadership (APPEAL) commends efforts to reduce smoking in Vietnam by making it illegal to sell cigarettes to youth under 18 years of age or to employ youth of the same age to sell tobacco products.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 13, 2013

Contact:
Rod Lew, Executive Director, APPEAL
(510) 318-7814
rodlew@appealforhealth.org

APPEAL Applauds the Ban on the Sale of Cigarettes to Youth in Vietnam

Oakland, CA – February 13, 2013 – Asian Pacific Partners for Empowerment, Advocacy and Leadership (APPEAL) commends efforts …Read More

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