Technical Assistance and Training

For the past 25 years, APPEAL has been providing Technical Assistance and Training (TAT) to diverse communities and agencies across the U.S. and Pacific and internationally. The goal of this program is not only to satisfy the individual’s or community’s request, but also to ultimately strengthen the capacity of AA and NH/PI organizations, individuals and supporters to address tobacco issues in their communities.

We can provide technical assistance expertise in the following topics:

    • Capacity building including APPEAL’s Community Readiness Model
    • Community Leadership development (over 1800 leaders trained)
    • Health Equity (including creating and implementing health equity plans)
    • Engaging Communities in APolicy Change (through APPEAL 4-Prong Model)
    • Coalition development
    • Comprehensive Strategic Planning
    • Data Equity Guidance (including disaggregation of AA and NH/PI tobacco issues)
    • AA and NH/PI youth mobilization
    • Tobacco’s impact on AA and NH/PI communities


To request TAT from APPEAL, please visit the Contact page and fill out the form. You may also email APPEAL at [email protected] Please be sure to provide as much information as possible in terms of what you are seeking and your projected timeline. If you are not exactly sure what you need, our staff will be happy to discuss your situation with you and offer suggestions. In most cases, APPEAL staff will acknowledge your request within 2 working days. When you are contacted, staff may ask additional questions about your organization and community to gain a better understanding of your needs. Please note that while TAT requests are primarily addressed by APPEAL staff and/or the TAT Expert Pool, we also rely on the active participation of the requesting organization.