The 2019-2020 SPARC Leadership Program has concluded! The year-long program focused on building a vibrant movement in tobacco control and health advocacy in Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) communities.
Over the year, 27 fellows from across California came together to hold critical discussions about health-related tobacco issues facing AANHPIs and participate in leadership building activities. On May 6 and 7 we came together online to celebrate our collective and personal successes, closing out this year’s cohort.
SPARC Core Leadership Summit
June 20-22, 2019
San Diego, CA
SPARC Capstone Summit
May 6-7, 2020
Storytelling with our Fellows
Click below to hear the digital stories of some SPARC fellows
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…
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…
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…