Happy Holidays! On behalf of Asian Pacific Partners for Empowerment, Advocacy, and Leadership (APPEAL), I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for supporting our work to fight for health justice in the Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander communities. We are also writing to ask for your continuing support in building a national health justice movement to prevent tobacco use and eliminate obesity in our communities.
For two decades, APPEAL has been working to reduce tobacco and other health disparities and has grown to more than 700 organizational members. Our mission is “to champion social justice and achieve parity and empowerment for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and other Pacific Islanders by supporting and mobilizing community-led movements through advocacy and leadership development on critical public health issues.”
We would like to share with you APPEAL’s 2014 Annual Report, which highlights our many accomplishments in 2014 and strategic directions for 2015. Included are pieces on the convening of APPEAL’s 20th Anniversary Conference, “Pathways of Change: Advancing Equity on Tobacco, Obesity & Cancer Control,” the continuing development of our leadership programs, and the growth of our work in the healthy eating and active living arena. None of these things would have been possible without the support of our APPEAL Family, including friends and partners like yourself.
As we continue our work into the coming year, we encourage you to please give generously, as your timely contributions are an investment in the long-term health and well-being of Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, and Asian American communities. Please visit our donation page to support AANHPI health in 2015.
We greatly appreciate your support.
Rod Lew, MPH