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The Latest on the Outbreak of Lung Injury

By Michelle Wong The vaping trend is rapidly rising, and teens are paying the price. E-cigarettes have been the most commonly used tobacco products among U.S. youth since 2014.1 The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has declared that “E-cigarettes are not safe for youth.”2 Most e-cigarettes contain nicotine,…...

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A Successful Summer Mixer

By Courtney Shojinaga Last month, our team hosted a mixer at Wolf and Crane Bar in Little Tokyo. Getting the location ready for the event was a busy time, with people organizing tables of fresh produce and food from local businesses, creating prize bags, and setting out pins and t-shirts…...

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Reflection on My APIFM Internship

By Victoria Tan My name is Victoria and I was an intern at APIFM this past summer. I am a Masters of Health student at UCLA and have previously worked in the mental health field. My career interests center on immigrant health issues, specifically Asian, Pacific Islander, and Native Hawaiian…...

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Parents from Garvey Unified School District Head Start Learn About Whole Grains

Written by Corina Penaia From September 2018 to June 2019, APIFM partnered with Garvey Unified School District’s Head Start program to offer a nutrition education series that integrated farm-to-school produce distribution! in one of our monthly nutrition workshops parents learned about the benefits of consuming whole grains. Whole grains contain…...

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“I Speak” Cards – An important resource

I often would accompany my mother whenever she needed to visit a government health insurance office. She didn’t feel comfortable in her English and needed me to clarify her words. However, as I grew older, I had more responsibilities in school and work. It became increasingly hard to find the…...

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APIFM Pop-Up Markets!

In efforts to make fresh and affordable produce accessible to our neighborhoods, APIFM launched pop-up markets at KYCC’s Menlo Family Apartments in Koreatown (July 10) and PWC’s Larry Itliong Village in Historic Filipinotown (July 24). Local residents selected from the fresh produce provided by local farmers who are part of…...

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Little Tokyo HEAL Festival

On Saturday, July 22nd, APIFM hosted a Healthy Eating & Active Living (HEAL) Community Festival in Little Tokyo at the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center (JACCC) in partnership with Sustainable Little Tokyo (SLT) and the Little Tokyo Service Center (LTSC). The event opened with Tai Chi & Qi Gong…...

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