APPEAL’s Making Waves Summit September 21-22, 2017

 

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.

Summit Agenda:

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

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#KickButtsChat Brings Together National Minority Health Networks

 

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

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Free Webinar: Tobacco Control in Hawaii and the Pacific Islands

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

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APPEAL Hosts Open House at New Offices

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 appeal@appealforhealth.org or (510) 844-4147.

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#APIWorldCancerDay Twitter Chat, Feb. 4, 1 P.M, Pacific

  #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

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APPEAL in Southern California for AANHPI Leadership Training

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

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Free Webinar: Asian Smokers’ Quitline – Promoting Cessation in Our Communities

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

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California Department of Health Outlines Dangers of E-Cigarettes – Asian/Pacific Islander Communities Hard Hit

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

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Announcing the Great Asian American Smokeout

Tobacco is the #1 preventable cause of disease, disability, and death among Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) and is associated with the top three killers of AAPIs – heart disease, cancer, and stroke. Even as the nation as a whole prepares for the Great American Smokeout coming up on November 20, many AAPI subgroups (Chinese, Filipino, Cambodian, Korean, Lao, Vietnamese, and others) face disproportionate rates of tobacco use and associated health impacts. So, APPEAL’s RAISE Network is re-branding the …Read More

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Former Smokers Needed for Next CDC Tips Campaign

When former smokers have the opportunity to tell their stories about how tobacco has led to devastating consequences in their lives, it can be a powerful way to impact the lives of others.

APPEAL is proud to announce our recent partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Together, we are conducting a national search to identify candidates who are willing to share their compelling tobacco-related stories in an upcoming national tobacco education campaign, Tips From Former Smokers (Tips). …Read More

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