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Asian Pacific Partners for Empowerment, Advocacy and Leadership (APPEAL)

Populations Served:

Primary: Asian Americans , Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders
Secondary: Communities of Color and Other Priority Populations


Description:

Asian Pacific Partners for Empowerment, Advocacy and Leadership (APPEAL) is a national network of over 500 organizations and individuals working towards social justice and a tobacco-free Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community.


Mission:

To champion social justice and achieve parity and empowerment for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders by supporting and mobilizing community-led movements through advocacy and leadership development on critical public health issues.


Priority Initiatives:

  • APPEAL Leadership Program - Identify and train leaders to help implement AAPI community competent interventions on tobacco prevention, control and policy through the APPEAL Leadership Model
  • Four Prong Advocacy Model - Advocate for parity within the tobacco control movement and policy advocacy within the community by focusing on four levels of advocacy: 1) within communities, 2) with tobacco control organizations, 3) with policy makers and 4) against the tobacco industry
  • APPEAL Stages of Community Readiness Model - Foster community competent interventions with AAPI communities in six regions (Guam, HI, CA, WA, TX, MA) by using the APPEAL Stages of Community Readiness Model
  • State Partnerships - Assist in moving state tobacco control programs toward parity and action on AAPI and priority population tobacco issues by collaborating and providing expert consultation and technical assistance on promising and proven strategies
  • +Change Technical Assistance and Training (TAT) System - Assist organizations to identify effective strategies to address tobacco and other health disparities by using the +Change TAT System

For More Information:

APPEAL
300 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Suite 620
Oakland, CA 94612

Ph: 510-272-9536
Email: appeal@aapcho.org
Website: www.appealforcommunities.org


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