Asian Pacific Partners for Empowerment, Advocacy, and Leadership (APPEAL) is a national health justice organization working to achieve health equity for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders and other underserved communities.

Our website offers valuable information and resources for community members and public health professionals who want to advance equity in tobacco control and healthy eating & active living within their communities.

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Have you been invited to fill out the 2020 Census?

Fill it out online here

Get Counted!

It is so important that our communities are accurately counted, as the Census determines how more than $1.5 trillion of federal funding is given back to communities for schools, roads, and hospitals. Let’s make sure our voice are heard and our communities are seen!

Thankfully, there are resources to help AANHPI communities fill it out.

There are guides in 59 non-English languages. Find them here:

Guides and resources for our communities:
Count Us In 2020 – FAQs, translated fact sheets, & more
NHPI Specific Resources (Including language assistance guides!)


The ASian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders network to Reach Equity in tobacco control and cancer (ASPIRE) Network (previously named RAISE), funded through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Office on Smoking and Health and the Division of Cancer, aims to build community capacity and facilitate development of tobacco and cancer policy initiatives among the diverse Asian American and Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) communities through a national AANHPI network.

ASPIRE Network


The Statewide Pacific islander Asian american Resource and Coordinating center (SPARC) program, funded through the California Tobacco Control Program’s Statewide Coordinating Center grant, aims to foster interactive and integrative collaboration and communication among regional projects and others in the state working to reduce tobacco-related disparities among the diverse Asian American and Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) communities.