In Solidarity - A Statement From APPEAL

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Justice for George Floyd. Black Lives Matter. On behalf of Asian Pacific Partners for Empowerment, Advocacy and Leadership (APPEAL), we join in solidarity with Black communities throughout our country and the world in calling for justice…

Cancer Survivorship: Improving Health Equity with Culturally Relevant Tobacco Cessation for Asian Populations

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ASPIRE and Self-Made Health Networks co-hosted a webinar that highlighted how tobacco cessation is utilized to address cancer survivorship from a culturally relevant perspective. Participants will learn about the how Asian Smokers Quitline services…

Fellow Update: PJ

PJ is part of the Los Angeles Fellows Team. He is currently a Project Manager for the Health of Philippine Emigrants Study (HoPES).  "Being the first natural born U.S. citizen in a family of immigrants, I hold this project very dear to my…

Our Coaches: Jake

Jake is our coach for the Southern California Students Team and also a long-time APPEAL leadership participant and supporter!   Public Health wasn’t a direct career pathway. To no surprise, I started with a pursuit for a career…

A Message From Our Executive Director

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Dear APPEAL Partners and Members, First of all, I hope that you and your loved ones are safe and healthy. During these very uncertain and trying times it is our individual and collective health that is most important.  We especially would…

2020 Surgeon General's Report

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The most recent Surgeon General's report on tobacco use was released last month. This year's report focuses on smoking cessation, a topic that has not been addressed in the report within the past 30 years! Check out the infographic below…

Fellow Update: Andersen

Andersen is part of the Gold Country Fellow Team. He is currently pursuing a Master of Public Health at UC Davis. Read about his project below. "There is a growing concern of high smoking rates among international students on smoke-free campuses…

Fellow Update: Alana

Alana is part of the Southern California Students Fellow Team. In September, she shared tobacco education resources at PIFA - the Pacific Islander Festival. "PIFA is the largest and longest running Pacific Islander Festival on the mainland.…

Hepatitis B Health Disparities Webinar

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Chronic infection with the Hep B and Hep C viruses are the most common risk factors for liver cancer in the United States. Despite the significant decline in viral hepatitis B infection in the U.S. since the 1990s, hepatitis B remains a significant…

Diabetes Awareness Month

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November is Diabetes Awareness Month - a time to raise awareness about type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Read this guest post by our ASPIRE partner Hui Mālama Ola Nā ʻŌiwi: Pictured here: Participants and staff of Hui Mālama's diabetes…

What Works: Increasing Cervical Cancer Screenings for Hispanics and AANHPI Communities

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This webinar, in collaboration with the Nuestras Voces Network, highlights resources to support efforts for cervical cancer education and prevention, and present examples of implemented interventions in Hispanic and Asian and Pacific Islander…

Cancer Survivorship at Light and Salt Association

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The mission of the Light and Salt Association (LSA) is to provide quality health care to the needy and vulnerable, promoting healthy living, and fostering a sense of community responsibility in the greater Houston area since 1997. We work particularly…