Category: General Blog Posts

APIOPA Meets with KPCC’s Take Two

By Scott Chan Thanks to our friend Quincy Surasmith, we received an invitation to talk with producers/reporters/staff with KPCC’s Take Two. The meeting was an invitation to many API-serving organizations across LA County to come and chat with… Read More

Fuh-fuh Focus on Me! – Reflections on Focus Groups #IdealAsianBody

One of our awesome interns, Uyen Hoang, shares about her experience researching for the #IdealAsianBody social media campaign, a joint venture with our friends at Thick Dumpling Skin. By Uyen Hoang For the #IdealAsianBody campaign, Jasmine and I… Read More


If you care about the future of parks/park access in your city, it’s time for you to step it up. As I have mentioned before, there is a county-wide needs assessment happening right now to determine the state… Read More

More Wok Less Talk Shirt For Sale!

Limited number of shirts left! Buy your own “More Wok Less Talk” shirt and support a good cause (APIOPA) this holiday! The shirt is $15, with a $2 delivery fee added in. Purchase your shirt (wok the wok) by… Read More

What in the world is the #idealasianbody ??

The issue of body image and eating disorders have been pervasive within the Asian American community. Unfortunately, there are few resources focused on understanding and challenging these problems due to popular belief in stereotypes and stigma. Through conversations… Read More

A Sense of Urgency

By Sina Uipi Last week, FAB wrapped up the last session of 2015, which was about creating a sense of urgency for the health in the Tongan community. In our first session on December 10th, we had special… Read More

Fighting for the Asterisk aka Fighting for Park Equity

  By Scott Chan The Dept. of Parks and Rec. is currently undergoing one of the largest assessments ever done regarding parks in Los Angeles County. I have written about it in previous blog posts, so this is… Read More

Bike with APIOPA!

Oh you heard right! Bike with APIOPA this December. Dean Truong, one of our awesome interns, is coordinating a ride of the LA River!  Soak in the LA River as you comfortably ride on the bike path. 16… Read More

Hike with APIOPA on the Gabrielino Trail!

Join us the day after Xmas to walk off that holiday meal! Hike will be around 5-6 miles long, and we will see some great historic sites along the way! RSVP with Scott at

This Holiday Season…More Wok Less Talk!

Looking for a holiday gift for that special someone in your life who gets things done? OR Looking for a passive way to tell people in your meeting that it’s time to do something? OR Looking for a holiday… Read More