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
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
Dr. Howard Koh Departs HHS After 5 Years of Important Work Tackling AANHPI Health Disparities
Asian Pacific Partners for Empowerment, Advocacy &Leadership (APPEAL) recognizes the tireless work and tremendous impact of Dr. Howard Koh as he departs his post as Assistant Secretary for Health at the Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS).
“We will always be indebted to Dr. Koh for his efforts to curb tobacco use in our communities,” said Rod Lew, executive director of the Asian Pacific Partners for …Read More
Pathways of Change: Advancing Equity on Tobacco, Obesity & Cancer Control is a 2.5-day conference that celebrates APPEAL’s 20th anniversary by examining the health disparities faced by Asian American, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, and other underserved communities and how to create meaningful change. Early-bird rates are available until July 25. Special discounted hotel room rates are also available. For scholarship and other conference information, or to register, visit the Pathways of Change page.
Join APPEAL’s Efforts with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Tobacco Education Campaign
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) launched the second round of their tobacco education campaign last week, Tips from Former Smokers (Tips). The campaign aims to continue raising awareness of the negative health effects caused by smoking, encourage smokers to quit, and encourage nonsmokers to protect themselves and their families from exposure to secondhand smoke through advertisements, public service announcments, and social media …Read More
APPEAL Applauds CVS Caremark for Historic Decision to Halt Sales of Tobacco Products APPEAL Applauds CVS Caremark for Historic Decision to Halt Sales of Tobacco Products
Asian Pacific Partners for Empowerment, Advocacy and Leadership (APPEAL) commended CVS Caremark on Wednesday for prioritizing public health with its decision to remove all tobacco products from its 7,600 stores by Oct. 1.
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APPEAL PROMISE Webinar: The National Asian Quitline: A Tobacco Cessation Resource for Asian-language Speakers
Please join us for an opportunity to hear from guest speaker Dr. Shu-Hong Zhu, about the upcoming launch of the National Asian Quitline. Participants will learn about the multilingual Asian Quitline’s proven success in providing tobacco cessation services for Chinese-, Korean-, and Vietnamese-speaking smokers in the U.S.
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
4:30 – 5:30 pm Eastern; 3:30 – 4:30 pm Central
2:30 – 3:30 pm Mountain
1:30 – 2:30 pm Pacific; 10:30 – 11:30 am Hawai`i
Increase knowledge of how the …Read More
APPEAL guest edits peer reviewed articles on eliminating tobacco disparities among AAs & NHPIs
Oakland, C.A. – Today, Asian Pacific Partners for Empowerment, Advocacy and Leadership (APPEAL) and Health Promotion Practice(HPP) released the second ever (and first in over a decade) issue of a peer-reviewed journal dedicated to tobacco use in the Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (AA & NHPI) communities.
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George C. Wu
Executive Director, APPEAL
August 15, 2013
First Journal Issue Dedicated to AA …Read More
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.
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May 23, 2013
Director of Communications, AAPCHO
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Executive Director, APPEAL
AAPCHO and APPEAL Urges AA&NHOPI Smokers to Speak with their Physicians
OAKLAND, May 23, 2013 – The Association of Asian …Read More
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.
To share strategies that community-based organizations have used to engage diverse communities in tobacco control, on March 21, 2013 the …Read More