Asian Pacific Partners for Empowerment, Advocacy, and Leadership

Asian Pacific Partners for Empowerment, Advocacy and Leadership (APPEAL) is a national organization working towards social justice and a tobacco-free Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (AA and NHPI) community. Founded in 1994, APPEAL was originally a program of Asian Health Services, a local community health center in Oakland, California. It has since established itself an important national network providing key technical assistance and resources on health justice.

The APPEAL mission is 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.