Asian Pacific Islander Coalition Advocating Together for Healthy Communities
To build capacity in the Asian American and Pacific Islander community by supporting culturally relevant leadership development, education and policy change for social and health equity.
Asian American and Pacific Islander youth were invited to share their beliefs and thoughts about health and marijuana. These are their questions.
As a member of the Healthy King County Coalition – Tobacco Marijuana and Other Drugs Workgroup, APICAT and other members created a campaign to promote education on the health impacts of e-cigarettes and other emerging products.
APICAT hosted a digital story training with Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) youth. The purpose was to give AANHPI youth the opportunity to create videos that tell their personal narratives on issues relating to tobacco presence or any other health related issues in their lives that affects them and their communities.
The stories have been used to educate community policymakers. Coalition members have also used these personal stories as educational efforts for campaigns involving smoke-free campuses for schools and the importance surrounding related issues.
APICAT promotes linguistically appropriate cessation services.