What is ASPIRE?
The Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Network to Reach Equity in Tobacco Control and Cancer (ASPIRE) Network aims to build community capacity and facilitate the development of tobacco and cancer policy initiatives for all.
At ASPIRE, we are working towards social justice and equity-centered, healthy, tobacco – and-cancer – free communities. We want to ensure healthy equity centered living for all populations with a primary focus on diverse Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AA, NH, and PI) communities across the United States.
ASPIRE is 1 of 8 CDC national networks jointly funded by CDC’s Office on Smoking & Health and Division of Cancer Prevention & Control – CDC’s National Network Approach to Preventing and Controlling Tobacco-related Cancers in Special Populations
Who is ASPIRE?
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 ASPIRE Network Project. Our work is done in collaboration with our partners which include:
Asian Health Services (Oakland, CA)
Center for Pan Asian Community Services (Atlanta, GA)
Hui Mālama Ola Nā ʻŌiwi (Hilo, HI)
Light and Salt Association (Houston, TX)
National Tongan American Society (Salt Lake City, UT)
Coalition for a Better Chinese American Community (Chicago, Illinois)
Las Vegas Hawaiian Civic Club (Las Vegas, Nevada)