APIOPA is looking to help Pilipino and Latino communities start and sustain a new, healthier way of living by:
- Partnering with local corner stores
- Introducing more healthy and culturally-relevant foods, especially fresh fruits and vegetables
Our goal is to not only get healthy, affordable produce in to the hands of community members, but we are also trying to support local small businesses AND cut down on carbon emissions. Learn more about what a CSA is by clicking on the image.
Addressing obesity is not just about access to healthy food and healthy environments. It’s also about where faith and health intersect. APIOPA has partnered with the Tongan Community Service Center, as well as national agencies such as American Diabetes Assoc., American Cancer Society, and American Heart Assoc. to apply faith and health models that have worked in other communities, to the local Tongan community.
Looking for a health way to cook Asian and Pacific Islander meals? Don’t know how to cook (because your parents won’t teach you) and want to learn how? Or maybe you just want to know the nutritional value of your traditional foods? Click here to see the information we’ve gathered on API-specific recipes.
Often times it is difficult to find health resources that are geared towards Asian and Pacific Islander communities. We are currently gathering all materials related to API obesity and other related diseases, including informational sheets, published reports, and healthy recipes. Some resources are in-language, some are culturally-specific. To see our list, please click here.
Access to healthy environments is a right for all. Project SAFE for APIs is one of APIOPA’s core projects where we work with local community members to make sure they not only have access to healthy environments near them, but that they also feel safe being there. For more information about Project SAFE for APIs, click on this image.
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