#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

WNTD flyer

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!

Asian Health - Alcohol Q4 resized

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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Responsible Beverage Service (RBS) Trainings in April

Join us for a FREE Beverage Alcohol Seller/Server Education & Training (BASSET) classes on Mon-Tue, April 13-14, 2015 from 1-5 PM at the Chinese American Service League, 2141 S Tan Ct, Chicago or the English BASSET classes on Wed-Thurs, April 22-23, 2015 12-4 PM at Pui Tak Center, 2216 S Wentworth Ave, Chicago. (You must attend one of the two-day classes to receive your BASSET card.)

Last year, a new law was passed that will take effect in Cook County on July 1, 2015 requiring all on-premise alcohol servers and “bouncers” to attend BASSET, and for ALL Illinois BASSET cardholders to renew their certification every three years.

RBS 2015 Flyer - EnglishRBS 2015 Flyer - Chinese

The registration deadline is Friday, April 10th at 5 PM. Space is limited, so register for the class TODAY! If you have any questions, please call Miny Wu for language assistance at 312-372-7070 EXT 221.

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Tobacco #StandTogether

Happy the Year of the Ram! We distributed our newest tobacco posters with the Chinese New Year theme in the community as part of the year-long promotion contest!

Asian Health 2015 - SMOKING Q3

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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Happy Kick Butts Day!

TAP Not a Replacement photo

On Monday, March 16, the Teen Advisory Panel (TAP) students celebrated the 20th Anniversary of Kick Butts Day at the Chinatown Library (2353 S Wentworth Ave). The TAP high school students had created anti-tobacco photographs in the fall. The photographs were unveiled at the Opening Reception on Monday from 6:30-8 PM. The bilingual event was well attended by the community and will continue to be free and open to the public until March 23 in the Community Room.

The event is one of the thousands of events happening around the country to celebrate youth standing against Big Tobacco. To visit events similar to this around you, please browse the interactive map.

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