** Message from Asian Smokers’ Quitline **
The first day of Lunar New Year is on Feb 16, 2018 and it’s fast approaching! Some of our Asian community members may be busy with getting ready for the Lunar New Year and thinking about a resolution for the year of the dog. ASQ has prepared a pack of lucky red envelopes which will be given to each caller who calls ASQ to inquire about materials on how to quit smoking or to …Read More
***A Message for our Executive Director and Board Members***
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
This has been a challenging year for our communities and our country. Immigrant communities, communities of color and LGBTQ people have been under attack led by the growing xenophobic leadership in our country. And if that is not enough, the problems of tobacco and unhealthy eating have increased in many of our Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. We, at APPEAL, believe that these injustices against our communities require …Read More
APPEAL’s Making Waves summit provided an opportunity to discuss strategies to advance health equity for Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander communities and other communities of color to eliminate tobacco use and obesity for future generations.
2017 APPEAL Making Waves Agenda
Presentation slides from panelists will be uploaded soon:
Day of Community and Strategy: Thursday, September 21, 2017
Tobacco and Obesity Data on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders
Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islanders: Data and Community Approach
Paula Palmer, PhD
Claremont Graduate University, …Read More
Tobacco is the single-greatest, preventable source of death and disease among racial and ethnic minorities in the United States. Tobacco companies continue to target communities of color and, in particular, youth with menthol and other flavor additives. Let’s chat about that, shall we?
Kick Butts Day is a national day of activism that empowers youth to stand out, speak up, and seize control against Big Tobacco. This Kick Butts Day on March 16, 2016, 1-2 p.m. (Pac) APPEAL is gathering groups …Read More
Thank you to our presenters and to all those who participated in the webinar!
For those who missed the webinar, a recorded version is available here.
Please join us for an important webinar featuring the tobacco control work underway in Hawaii and the Pacific Islands. These are two regions with unique challenges in eliminating tobacco-related health disparities. The region’s youth are vulnerable to targeted marketing by the tobacco industry and multiple jurisdictions across the Pacific make creating consistent tobacco control policy uniquely …Read More
We’re excited to invite all of our partners, friends, and neighbors to our Open House to celebrate APPEAL’s recent move to new offices!
The Open House is scheduled Tues., March 1, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m., 424 3rd. St., Suite 220, Oakland, CA, 94607 – in the Jack London Warehouse District.
Stop by to chat and check out our new digs, as well as light snacks and refreshments.
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or (510) 844-4147.
#APIWorldCancerDay Twitter Chat was a huge success with an incredible amount of information shared by the RAISE Partners about programs and strategies proven to address cancer in AANHPI communities. Thank you to everyone who participated. If you missed the chat, please visit the Storify and check it out!
World Cancer Day, coming up on February 4, is a day to raise awareness and get as many people as possible talking about this terrible killer and changer of lives. Cancer, of course, …Read More
A passionate and dedicated group from Southern California’s vibrant Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) communities gathered recently to hone their leadership skills at a training session conducted by Asian Pacific Partners for Empowerment, Advocacy, and Leadership (APPEAL).
Representatives from Southern California-based AANHPI organizations, Guam Communications Network (CGN), Families In Good Health (FIGH), and Empowering Pacific Islander Communities (EPIC), participated in the leadership development event, Aug. 14-15, under the auspices of APPEAL’s Community-lead Policies and Leadership to Eliminate Disparities …Read More
Join us for a RAISE Network webinar hosted by APPEAL and the National Council of Asian Pacific Americans (NCAPA) featuring the Asian Smokers’ Quitline (ASQ), a CDC-funded national tobacco cessation quitline for Chinese-, Korean-, and Vietnamese-speaking smokers. Since its launch in 2012, ASQ has reached over 7,000 callers representing 48 states. Join us to learn what services ASQ continues to provide, their future plans for promotion, and what states and tobacco control advocates can do to raise awareness and ensure …Read More
Tobacco is a leading cause of death among Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (AANHPI) and after two decades of work fighting the ravages of tobacco in our communities, Asian Pacific Partners for Empowerment, Advocacy, and Leadership (APPEAL), welcomes the State Health Officer’s Report on the dangers of E-Cigarettes announced Wed., Jan. 28, by the California Department of Health. The state joins 74 cities and counties throughout California that, in 2014, recognized the threat of e-cigs and implemented policies …Read More