Community-led Policies and Leadership to Eliminate Disparities for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders on Tobacco (Com-PLEAT) is a community-based participatory research (CBPR) study with the goal of identifying and understanding the pathways to successful tobacco control policy change among Cambodians and Pacific Islanders (including Native Hawaiians, Samoans and Chamorros).


  • To develop and test a 4-prong policy change framework and its effect in helping to mobilize Asian American and Pacific Islander communities on tobacco control using key informant interviews, community readiness measures and Guttman scalogram analysis
  • To study the pathways to successful policy change on tobacco for AAs and NHPIs including the role of capacity building.

Who are ComPLEAT’s Community Partners?

Families in Good Health (FiGH) (Long Beach, CA)
Empowering Pacific Islander Communities (EPIC) (San Diego, CA)
Guam Communications Network (GCN) (San Diego, CA

Funding Source

National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) – Community-based Participatory Research Initiative