#KickButtsChat on Twitter will bring together key national, minority health networks to focus on tobacco’s impact on youth in communities of color. Read about it in the March RAISE blog. (click to read the blog)


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What is RAISE?
Reaching Asian Americans Pacific Islanders through Innovative Strategies to Achieve Equity in Tobacco Control and Cancer Prevention (RAISE) is designed to create a network of national and local organizations that can work together to prevent and reduce tobacco use and other cancer-related health disparities in the diverse Asian Americans, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) communities. RAISE aims to accomplish its goals by using evidence-based, public-health models and strategies that are community competent and population specific.

Who is RAISE?
Asian Pacific Partners for Empowerment, Advocacy, and Leadership (APPEAL), a national, nonprofit, health-justice organization serving AANHPI communities, is the fiscal sponsor and lead organization for the RAISE Network Project. The collaborative effort to build the RAISE Network has included, the Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (AAPCHO), the Asian and Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF), the Pacific Partners for Tobacco-Free Islands (PPTFI), the Asian American Network for Cancer Awareness, Research, and Training (AANCART), the HOPE Clinic, Asian Health Services, Na Pu’Uwai, Hui No Ke Ola Pono, and Asian Services In Action (ASIA, Inc.), Center for Pan Asian Community Services (CPACS), and Asian Pacific Islander Coalition Advocating Together for Healthy Communities (APICAT), and the Coalition for a Tobacco-Free Hawai’i. 

Funding Sources
RAISE is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Office on Smoking and Health and the Division of Cancer Prevention and Control) through a National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion grant.

If you have any questions, or would like to become a member of the RAISE Network, please visit our membership page or contact  appeal@appealforhealth.org.