Local Youth Analyze Air Quality, Advocate for Policy Change

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By Scott Chan

Over the past school year, the Asian and Pacific Islander Obesity Prevention Alliance (APIOPA) has teamed up with Crown and Sceptre, a senior honors society at Mark Keppel High School, to better understand the air that their community members are breathing in Alhambra.

With the help of USC Dept. of Environmental Health Sciences and Occidental College’s Urban Environmental Policy Institute, our young community advocates took sensor readings using a special device that would share the amount of ultra-fine particulate matter in the local air. Ultra-fine particulate matter is considered very dangerous because the miniscule size makes absorption in to tissue and bloodstream easy, potentially impacting one’s body and health.

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The Different Aspects of Health

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By Ailene Ignacio

On Saturday, April 20, 2013, APIOPA’s Fresh HiFi Team, led by Community Health Liaison Ailene Ignacio, and Fresh HiFi Interns Justin Sabino and Vanessa Hermoso, conducting a Healthy Eating Workshop for Historic Filipinotown community members. The topic? Healthy eating, of course. But here’s the twist: we didn’t just focus on one healthy eating-related topic; APIOPA had 5 different learning stations for their audience to explore!

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Results for Victoria Park Survey!

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By Scott Chan

The Asian and Pacific Islander Obesity Prevention Alliance (APIOPA), along with our community-based partners Guam Communications Network (GCN) and Tongan Community Service Center (TCSC), are proud to present the results of our community survey of the Pacific Islander community in Carson.

This survey was done as a part of our First 5 LA-funded project around Safe, Active Family Environments for Asians and Pacific Islanders (SAFE for APIs), which is a project where we are advocating that public parks adopt standards for safety, cleanliness and culturally competent family programming to promote active and healthy lifestyles for API community members.

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Results from the Lennox Park Survey!

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By Scott Chan

The Asian and Pacific Islander Obesity Prevention Alliance (APIOPA), along with our community-based partners Guam Communications Network (GCN) and Tongan Community Service Center (TCSC), are proud to present the results of our community survey of the Pacific Islander community in Lennox.

This survey was done as a part of our First 5 LA-funded project around Safe, Active Family Environments for Asians and Pacific Islanders (SAFE for APIs), which is a project where we are advocating that public parks adopt standards for safety, cleanliness and culturally competent family programming to promote active and healthy lifestyles for API community members.

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