Asian Pacific Partners for Empowerment, Advocacy
& Leadership


Asian Pacific Partners for Empowerment, Advocacy and Leadership (APPEAL) is a national health justice organization working to achieve health equity for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders and other underserved communities.


Our website offers valuable information and resources for community members and public health professionals who want to advance parity in tobacco control and healthy eating & active living within their communities.


  • ECHOES Webinar Series: "E-Cigarettes and Policy Change"             
    Monday, March 17, 2014 11:00 am- 12:30 pm (PST)                  
    Presenters: Kimberlee Homer Vagadori & Beth Olagues from California Youth Advocacy Network           
    Click here to download PDF copy of the presentation.

  • SAVE THE DATE APPEAL’s 20th Year Anniversary Conference, September 24-26, 2014. A National Conference on Tobacco, Cancer, Obesity Disparities Impacting Asian Americans, Native Hawai’ians, and Pacific Islanders.           Save the Date Card_APPEAL 20th Anniversary                                

  • August 15: First Journal Issue Dedicated to AA & NHPI Tobacco Use Released in a Decade. Click here for Press Statement. For more information, contact Rod Lew at (510) 318-7814 or

  • APPEAL has compiled a list of programs and policy initiatives in healthy eating and active living (HEAL) and tobacco control that have shown to be effective for the Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander community. Visit the Promising Practices page for more information.

  • APPEAL has two decades worth of accomplishments. Click here for more information.

  • Use our interactive map to find our network members throughout the world:

  • May 23: AAPCHO and APPEAL Urges AA&NHPI Smokers to Speak with their Physicians. Download press release here.

  • CDC launches national tobacco education campaign. Click below to learn more: 

  • The Asian Smokers' Quitline offers free nationwide telephone assistance to Asian-language speakers who want to quit smoking. For Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin), call 1-800-838-8917. For Korean, call 1-800-556-5564. For Vietnamese, call 1-800-778-8440. To learn more, please visit

  • Check out the latest edition of APPEAL's newsletter: A Global APPEAL

Get Involved

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In this section, you will find ways to participate in and get involved with activities and initiatives that affect tobacco control, food and active living policy, and the AA and NHPI community as a whole.

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