APPEAL Applauds the Ban on the Sale of Cigarettes to Youth in Vietnam

Asian Pacific Partners for Empowerment, Advocacy and Leadership (APPEAL) commends efforts to reduce smoking in Vietnam by making it illegal to sell cigarettes to youth under 18 years of age or to employ youth of the same age to sell tobacco…

Addressing Tobacco as a Social Justice Issue at The Institute 2010

Last week, I was fortunate enough to attend The Institute 2010 in Atlanta, Georgia on behalf of APPEAL where I got the chance to participate in a course entitled, "Addressing Tobacco as a Social Justice Issue," taught by the amazing, charismatic,…

APA HEALIN' Releases "Planting Seeds of Change" Report with Funding from APPEAL

In New York, APPEAL partner, APA HEALIN' (Health Eating and Active Living in our Neighborhoods) has been busy sharing their recent publication, "Planting Seeds of Change: Strategies for Engaging Asian Pacific Americans in Healthy Eating and…

LAAMPP III Institute

The Leadership and Advocacy Institute to Advance Minnesota's Parity for Priority Populations (LAAMPP) launched its third cycle in September of this year. The LAAMPP Institute works with Minnesota's diverse communities to build capacity for effective…

Asian Smokers' Quitline Now Available Nationwide

The Asian Smokers' Quitline, the first cessation service developed specifically for US smokers who speak Asian languages, is now available for free nationwide telephone assistance for Cantonese-, Mandarin-, Korean- and Vietnamese-speaking callers…

APPEAL Stakeholders Meet to Launch National Advisory Committee and Set Strategic Priorities for Network

In September 26, 2012, APPEAL convened a group of stakeholders from across the US and Pacific Islands working towards Asian American (AA), Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (NHPI) health parity in the healthy eating and active living (HEAL)…

Looking for Asian Americans to appear in CDC tobacco education campaign

CDC is in the process of developing another national tobacco education campaign and is specifically looking for Asian Americans to appear in the ads. They would like to include former smokers who have suffered from various medical conditions…

APPEAL at the 2012 National Conference on Tobacco or Health (NCTOH) in Kansas City, MO!

Hi APPEAL Partners, Are you attending the National Conference on Tobacco or Health (NCTOH) in Kansas City, MO this week (8/15-8/17)? There will be a few opportunities to meet with staff and partners: APPEAL Network Reception When:…

Soccer Tournament Presents Opportunity for Long-term Community Engagement in Minnesota

One of the largest gatherings of the Hmong community in the United States is an annual soccer tournament, the Hmong Freedom Celebration and Sports Festival, held in St. Paul, Minnesota. Organized by the Lao Family Community of Minnesota, the…