Since 1997, APICAT coalition partners have been active in addressing commercial tobacco prevention and control within Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) community supporting culturally competent prevention, education, and cessation efforts with adults, youth, and families. We are also committed to eliminating health disparities impacting diverse communities. We continue to work together to face new challenges, including emerging products (e-cigarettes/vapors) and the legalization of cannabis.

“Having the wonderful opportunity to work with APICAT has provided the most rewarding experiences and growth of my life.”

-APICAT Partner, Strategic Planning Survey

Coalition Partners 

Abdu Gobeni
Prevention Coordinator
SE Seattle PEACE Coalition | Neighborhood House 

Aileen De Leon
Executive Director
Washington Asian Pacific Islander (WAPI) Community Services

Ailua Mose
Pacific Islander Health Alliance NW

Boualai Chin
Lao Khmu Association

Connie Chung
Community Partner

David Chung
Community Partner

Jackie Jamero Berganio
Community Partner

Joomi Kim
Executive Director
Korean Community Service Center

Joon-Ho Yu
University of Washington School of Medicine

Khanh Ho
Community Partner

Leondra Weiss
Harborview Medical Center

Lupe Anitema
Pacific Islander Health Alliance NW

Lynn Nguyen, RN
Evergreen Health Care

Miae Aramori
Community Partner

Mike Graham-Squire
Manager of Youth and Health Services
Neighborhood House 

Minh-Duc Nguyen
Executive Director
Helping Link

Monica Sisavath
Lao Khmu Association

Norilyn de la Pena
Public Health Seattle & King County

Samantha Yuen
Program Manager
King County Public Health

Siniva Driggers
Executive Director
Pacific Islander Health Alliance NW

Sinoun Hem
Asian Pacific Cultural Center

Susan Praseuth
Lao Khmu Association

Susan Yang
Executive Director
Denise Louie Education Center

Tammy Nguyen
Community Partner

Thanh-Binh Nguyen
Loving Kindness Meditation Center

Thanh Hoa Le
Vietnamese Community for Mutual Support Association in Pierce County

Tracie Friedman
Lao Khmu Association

Tuyet Nguyen
Loving Kindness Meditation Center

Valorie Le
Loving Kindness Meditation Center

Violet Lavatai
Executive Director
Tenants Union of WA

Cross-Cultural Collaboration

APICAT partners with the other Washington State Cross-Cultural Contractors to address commercial tobacco, vapor products, cannabis prevention, and other health disparities. To build community capacity, the Cross-Cultural Contractors work in partnership to plan and host culturally competent trainings and forums for key leaders and adult and youth community members.


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