On April 7th and 8th, we’ve held our third annual RBS training at CASL. The two-day no-cost training was offered in Cantonese and in Mandarin/English. It is the only in-language curriculum offered in Illinois.
This year’s RBS training was our biggest class yet! There were 43 servers and vendors from around the community who participated. The training is designed to improve the safety of alcohol sales, including how to identify fake ID cards and to stop serving to underage youth. Ultimately, the class aims to decrease the likelihood of harmful or tragic consequences from alcohol.
Officer Choi teaches the Cantonese class.
On March 13th, Asian Health Coalition sponsored the “Building a Healthier Chinatown: Asthma, Tobacco, and You” event at Phoenix Restaurant. There were nearly 50 attendees present including youth from Project Vision, coalition members CASAP and local media. The keynote speaker remarks were delivered by Susan Hedman, Region V Administrator from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and other guest speakers included Kendall Stagg JD, Director of Policy from the Chicago Department of Public Health, and Christine Liu, an asthma health educator from Henry Booth House. We presented appreciation awards to the youth of the Teen Advisory Panel for their fall digital stories and to ongoing efforts of the Community Health Workers.
Our event has been picked up by local news media. Read World Journal’s article here: http://bit.ly/1geDGgl. It is also highlighted in the EPA Region 5 News & Events and in AHC’s press release.
Thank you for joining us that night and making it a success!
The Chicago Department of Public Health has launched a public awareness campaign against the Big Tobacco industry. The chronic use of menthol-flavored tobacco products by youth and minorities is addressed through this ‘BURNED’ campaign. The appeal of the menthol cigarettes flavoring contribute to a lifetime tobacco addiction. In the following weeks, the public campaign will be rolling out through television and radio advertisements along with print (newspapers, billboards, etc.) across the city. The advertisements feature various racial groups, including Asian Americans, as seen below, with the common theme of having “Big Tobacco” burn stamp on their face(s).
Tobacco companies use menthol-flavored cigarettes to get you addicted. Don’t get burned. #NoMoreMenthol
Click here to read Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s official press release.
The Fall 2013 session of the Teen Advisory Panel began on October 12th from 1 – 3 PM at Project: VISION. TAP gives youth the chance to explore health topics while expressing their individual perspective in a creative manner. The theme of the Fall 2013 TAP session will be “Digital Storytelling” on the topic of secondhand smoke and asthma. For more information, please see the flyer below or contact Miny Wu.
Download the flyer