Conference 2014


Cover_final_2014_OT crop Conference Program

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Thank you to everyone who attended and helped make APPEAL’s 20th Anniversary Conference such a success! A great deal of information was shared during the conference and great deal of momentum was gained toward controlling tobacco and obesity-related cancers. This page is designed to provide a resource summary of the conference.  Below, visitors will find graphic recording booklets for each day, which provide a visually engaging recap of the key messages shared during the conference.  Visitors will also find a downloadable version of the conference program (above), as well as an embedded version (below) of the agenda with links to downloadable pdf files of many of the key presentations.  If you’d like to download a particular presentation, simply find it listed in the agenda below and, if the presentation is available, it will appear as a clickable hyperlink.

Day1 Chart1 Day of Community, Sept. 24, 2014

Day2 Chart1 Day of Strategy, Sept. 25, 2014

Day3 Chart1 Day of Equity, Sept. 26, 2014

Conference Agenda

Day of Community: September 24, 2014

1:00 pm          Welcome (Ballroom)

Betty Lee Hawks, Board Chair, APPEAL

Rod Lew, Executive Director, APPEAL

1:15 pm         Tobacco, Obesity, and Cancer as Social Justice Issues:

                        National and Community Impact (Ballroom)

1:30 pm         Keynote Speaker: Dr. Tung Nguyen, Chair, President’s Advisory Commission, White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (click to download presentation pdf)

2:00 pm         The Communities: Overview of Tobacco, Obesity, and Cancer among AAs and NHPIs (Ballroom)

o   Dr. Paula Healani Palmer, Claremont Graduate University (click to download presentation pdf)

o   George Cruz, Pacific Partners for Tobacco-Free Islands (PPTFI) (click to download presentation pdf)

                        Respondent – Dr. Tim McAfee, Director, CDC Office on Smoking and Health  

2:45 pm         Break

3:00 pm         Voices of the Community: Cancer Survivor Movement (Ballroom)

o   Moderator: Trish Quema, Asian and Pacific Islander American Health Forum

o   Susan M. Shinagawa

o   Rico Foz, Careway Health Initiatives, Inc.      

3:45 pm         Critical Issues in Tobacco, Obesity, and Cancer (Ballroom)

o     Moderator: Kay Strawder, DHHS Region IX Office on Women’s Heath

o     Dr. Elisa Tong, University of California, Davis (click to download presentation pfd)

o     Jennifer LeBarre, Oakland Unified School District (click to download presentation pfd)

o     Irene Linayao-Putman, San Diego County Tobacco Control Resource Program

o     Vayong Moua, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota (click to download presentation pfd)

4:45 pm          Film Screening: “Ola: Health is Everything” with director Matthew Nagato


6:00 pm          Adjourn for Day 

Day of Strategy: September 25, 2014

8:00 am          Continental Breakfast (Restaurant)

9:00 am          Plenary (Ballroom)

o   Moderator: Rod Lew, APPEAL

o   Dr. Tim McAfee, Director, CDC Office on Smoking and Health

o   Dr. Phillip Gardiner, Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program, Office of the President, University of California

9:55 am          Interactive Panel on AA and NHPI Tobacco, Obesity, and Cancer Disparities

Strategies and Lessons Learned from the Field (Ballroom)

o   Michael Byun, Commissioner, White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

o   Lola Sablan Santos, Guam Communications Network

o   Dr. Moon Chen, AANCART

10:50 am        Break

11:00 am        Affinity and Key Topic Roundtables (Ballroom)

12:00 pm        Lunch (Restaurant)

1:15 pm          Workshop Session I: Implementing Policy Change

A. Conducting Community Norm Change in AA and NHPI Communities
(Mason I/II)

Moderator: Lisa Fu, APPEAL

Obesity – Scott Chan, Asian Pacific Islander Obesity Prevention Alliance (click to download presentation pdf)

Tobacco – Tina Murphy and Jin Lee Johnson, Former LAAMPP Fellows (click to download presentation pdf)

Hepatitis B – Dr. Samuel So, Asian Liver Center (click to download presentation pdf)

B. Collaboration within the ACA (Jackson)

Moderator: Cathy Vue, ASIA, Inc.

Iyanrick John, Asian and Pacific Islander American Health Forum

Stacy Lavilla, Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations

Cathy Phan, HOPE Clinic

C. Legislative Approaches to Policy Change (Sansome)

Moderator: Nina Ichikawa, APPEAL

Local Approach – Ryan Natividad, Coalition for Asian American Children and Families

State Approach – Ignatius Bau, Health Policy Consultant

D. Corporate Accountability (Montgomery)

Moderator: Joann Lee, APPEAL

Tobacco Documents – Dr. Valerie Yerger, University of California, San Francisco (click to download presentation pdf)

Counter Industry Campaigns – Delmonte Jefferson, National African American Tobacco Prevention Network   (NAATPN) (click to download presentation pdf)

2:45 pm          Break

3:00 pm          Leadership Activity (Ballroom)

o   David Nakashima

3:45 pm          Plenary: Growing Our Movement (Ballroom)           

o   Moderator: Dr. Arthur Chen

  Built Environment – Mikaela Randolph, Safe Routes to School National Partnership (click to download presentation pdf)

o   Mental Health – Shelina Foderingham, National Council on Behavioral Health

o   Youth – Sovanna Has and Eduardo Tovar, Families in Good Health

4:50 pm          Adjourn for Day 2

Day of Equity: September 26, 2014

7:00 am           Physical Activity (optional)    

7:30 am           Continental Breakfast (Restaurant)

8:45 am           Opening Ceremony (Ballroom)                                        

9:15 am           Welcome (Ballroom)

Slideshow: Our Changing Country (Click to view slideshow in YouTube viewer)

9:35 am           Keynote Speaker: Chad Smith, former Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation (Ballroom) (Click to download presentation pdf)

10:25 am         Break

10:35 am         Physical Activity (Ballroom)

10:45 am         General Session: Getting to Equity in Tobacco, Obesity, and Cancer Control – An Innovative Discussion (Ballroom)

o   Moderator: Dr. Dileep Bal, District Health Officer, Island of Kauai, Hawaii (click to download opening presentation pdf) (click to download closing presentation pdf)

o   Dr. Valerie Yerger, University of California, San Francisco

o   Dr. Jeannette Noltenius, National Latino Health Equity Network

o   Dr. Dwayne Proctor, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

o   Dr. Melanie Peterson-Hickey, Minnesota Department of Health

12:00 pm         Lunch (Restaurant)


1:00 pm            Workshop Session II: Skills Building 101

A. Measuring Inequities (Mason I/II)

Moderator: Rhodora Ursua, APPEAL

Data – Bob Gordon (ADEPT)

Identifying Inequities – Dr. Jeannette Noltenius and Laura Hamasaka, Phoenix Equity Group

B. Building Power (Jackson)

Moderator: Khammany Mathavongsy, APPEAL

Community Leadership Development – Sheku Samba and Carla Kohler, LAAMPP Fellows (click on the name to download presentation pdf)

Community Organizing – Jessica Lee, Coalitions of Communities of Color (click to download presentation pdf)

C. Systems Change (Sansome)

Moderator: Nina Ichikawa, APPEAL

Changing Obesity Norms – Eric Mar, Board of Supervisors, San Francisco

Multiunit Housing Policy Change – Dr. Lourdes Baezconde-Garbanati, University of Southern California

D. Legislative Policy Moving Tax Initiatives (Montgomery)

Moderator: Lisa Fu, APPEAL

Carol McGruder, African American Tobacco Control Leadership Council

Alexis Bylander, ClearWay Minnesota (click to download presentation pdf)

2:15 pm          Break

2:30 pm          Building Leadership and Policy Change: LAAMPP Policy Champions (Ballroom)

o   Moderator: Jaime Martinez, ClearWay Minnesota

o   Jin Lee Johnson

o   Carla Kohler

o   Tina Murphy

o   Joo-Hee Pomplun

o   Sheku Samba

3:30 pm          Closing Session: Next Steps and Call to Action in Pathways to Equity (Ballroom)

5:00 pm          End of Conference