Welcome to the RAISE Video Library

RAISE is a network that links organizations and communities together to fight a top killer of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders – cancer. A key part of that mission is to leverage existing programs and expertise (things that are already working well in one community) and making those ideas, approaches, and relationships available to individuals and organizations in other, underserved communities.
These videos are designed to highlight the types of relationships that facilitate the flow of information and expertise between health resources (community clinics, public health researchers and advocates) and community-based organizations (community centers, churches, and service organizations). These are stories RAISE aims to replicate across the U.S. and Pacific Islands.

RAISE Parnters

Asian Services In Action (ASIA)
Asian Services In Action, Inc. (ASIA) is a community, non-profit organization focused on providing culturally and linguistically appropriate information and services to Asian American and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) and other communities in Northeastern Ohio.


Hui No Ke Ola Pono, Maui, HI
Hui No Ke Ola Pono provides preventative health care to Native Hawaiians and other community members on the island of Maui, in a culturally sensitive way.


Na Pu’uwai, Moloka’i, HI
Na Pu’uwai provides preventative health care to Native Hawaiians and other community members on the small, rural island of Moloka’i, in a culturally sensitive way.


HOPE Clinic, Houston, TX
HOPE provides health care services to all regardless of the patients’ ability to pay. In particular, HOPE Clinic serves the uninsured, underinsured, those with limited English proficiency, and the low-income. A unique characteristic of HOPE Clinic is its capacity to provide services in 14 different languages, including: Mandarin, Cantonese, Vietnamese, Korean, Burmese, Arabic, and Spanish.


RAISE Network Profile of HOPE Clinic Partner VN Teamwork
RAISE Network Partner, HOPE Clinic, works with a number of community organizations in Houston, Texas, to broaden the reach of its efforts to provide treatment and health education to a broad group of API communities and others in need. VN Teamwork is a non-profit focused on Houston’s large Vietnamese community that provides linguistically- and culturally-appropriate outreach assistance and care referrals to HOPE Clinic.


RAISE Network Profile of HOPE Clinic Partner Chinese Community Center in Houston, TX
RAISE Network Partner, HOPE Clinic, works with a number of community organizations in Houston, Texas, to broaden the reach of its efforts to provide treatment and health education to a broad group of API communities and others in need. The Chinese Community Center is a non-profit focused on Houston’s Chinese community that provides linguistically- and culturally-appropriate outreach assistance and care referrals to HOPE Clinic.


Asian American Network for Cancer Awareness, Research, and Training, Sacramento (AANCART), CA
The Asian American Network for Cancer Awareness, Research and Training (AANCART), established in 2000, is privileged to be the National Cancer Institute’s newly designated National Center for Reducing Asian American Cancer Health Disparities. AANCART’s focus is on reducing the unique, unusual, and unnecessary cancer burden affecting Asian Americans.


RAISE Network Profile of AANCART Partner California Northstate University CARES
RAISE Network Partner, the Asian American Network for Cancer Awareness, Research, and Training (AANCART), works with a number of community organizations to broaden the reach of its efforts to understand and prevent cancers that affect Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander communities. California Northstate University College of Pharmacy’s student group, CNUCARES, leverages student pharmacists and provides an opportunity connect with communities to improve access to critical health information and screenings.


RAISE Network Profile of AANCART Partner Hmong Women’s Heritage Association
RAISE Network Partner Asian American Network for Cancer Awareness, Research, and Training (AANCART) works with a number of community organizations to broaden the reach of its work in understanding and preventing cancers that affect Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander communities. Hmong Women’s Heritage Association is a community center that provides a range of services to the Hmong community near Sacramento, CA.

RAISE Topic Areas

AANHPI Cancer Burden
Learn about the unique, unusual, and unnecessary cancer burden faced by APIs


Creating Comfort by “Talking Story”
Those delivering health care and other services to Native Hawaiian communities often find that taking a few minutes to Talk Story with patients is critical to creating the sense of comfort required to properly perform their jobs.