#CASAPcontest Winners

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Many thanks to everyone who participated in the #CASAPcontest! Congratulations to the winners of the #StandTogether #CASAPcontest!

Grand Prize (Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 12.2” Tablet): Katie Z.

Katie Z.

First Prize (Space Gray iPod Nano 16 GB): Hilary P.

Hilary P.

Second Prize ($25 Target Giftcard): Judy E.

Judy E.
Third Prize ($15 Target Giftcard):

Honorable Mention ($5 Target Giftcard): Evelyn R. and

Evelyn R.

To view all official entries, please visit the Instagram page at www.instagram.com/casapcontest. Please direct any question(s) or concern(s) to casap@asianhealth.org.

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#StandTogether Campaigns

It’s June! Thanks to the additional funding from Partnerships for Success (PFS) grant, we have been able to add the social norms campaign onto the CTA trains (red and orange lines) and buses from the Kedzie Station, including the #8, #22, and #62.


We have also distributed the last edition of the tobacco posters in the community!

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A major thanks to the schools and students who allowed us to present the alcohol travel exhibit in honor of National Prevention Week. To view the photos from the events, visit the Picasa album at https://goo.gl/photos/RXNSeE5FuRMqXQQM9.

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DON’T FORGET! You still have time to enter the #CASAPcontest! The #CASAPcontest will run until June 5th. For the complete rules and regulations, visit the CASAPcontest tab above.

To view the smiling selfies, visit www.instagram.com/casapcontest.

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#CASAPcontest for National Prevention Week

National Prevention Week is an annual health observance that is taking place this week (May 17-23, 2015). The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) created this event to increase public awareness and action around substance abuse and mental health issues. This year’s theme is “The Voice of One, the Power of All” aiming to connect communities to help individuals live healthier lives.

We will be visiting various high schools (Whitney Young Magnet High School, Thomas Kelly High School, and William Jones College Prep) in the area teaching students about alcohol prevention. During this time, we are launching the #CASAPcontest for students to win prizes, such as giftcards and an iPod. Students are entered to win once they submit a selfie on Instagram with an official poster or palmcard using the hashtags #standtogether and #CASAPcontest. The official rules may be found www.casapil.com/casapcontest.

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To take part in the social conversation on Facebook or Twitter, use the hashtags: #voiceforprevention and #npw2015.

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TAP Students Choose to #TAPwaterinstead2015

During April and May, ten Teen Advisory Panel (TAP) youth advocates learned about alcohol and marketing and created anti-alcohol photographs. Using childhood toys and games, students designed photographs with counter-marketing messaging to dissuade their peers from ever using and abusing addictive products. Every year, Big Tobacco spends billions of dollars on advertising and promotion — oftentimes hooking youth early to become lifelong users, through the sale and promotion of fruity and sweet alcopops (flavored alcoholic beverages). See below for the full gallery of the students’ work and on social media sites using the #TAPwaterinstead2015 hashtag.

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World No Tobacco Day

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World No Tobacco Day, an annual day highlighting the health risks associated with tobacco use and advocating for policies to reduce tobacco consumption, is marked on Sunday, May 31. This year, the World Health Organization (WHO) is calling on countries to work together to end the illicit trade of tobacco products. In the City of Chicago (and the State of Illinois) is cracking down on these illegal sales with the Check the Stamps campaign. Sales of the cheap, readily available and illegal cigarettes make it easier for children to start and harder to quit. Report illegal sales in your community at checkthestamps.org.

To promote World No Tobacco Day this year, we are hosting our annual Chinatown Square clean-up event on May 29 (3-5 PM). Please register at http://www.tinyurl.com/chinatowncleanup. For groups of 10+, please call 312.372.7070 EXT 228 for more information.

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Alcohol #StandTogether

We distributed our newest alcohol posters with in the community as part of the year-long promotion contest!

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Spot it? Tell us!

1. Take a selfie with it!
2. Use the hashtag #standtogether (and tell us why you stand together with us!)
3. Share it on Asian Health Coalition’s social media page on Facebook or Twitter!

Show us your #standtogether selfies to be entered for cool prizes from Chinatown!

Read the official Contest rules and regulations here.

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