Guide to the Asian/Pacific Islander Tobacco Education Network Records

Processed by Ariel Lucas and Valerie Wheat.
UCSF Library & CKM
Archives and Special Collections
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Guide to the Asian/Pacific Islander Tobacco Education Network Records

Collection number: MSS 2001-19

UCSF Library & CKM Archives and Special Collections

University of California, San Francisco

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  • 530 Parnassus Ave.
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Processed by:
Ariel Lucas and Valerie Wheat
Date Completed:
October 2003
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© 2004 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Asian/Pacific Islander Tobacco Education Network records,
Date (inclusive): 1990-2000
Collection number: MSS 2001-19
Creator: Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum
Extent: 7 cartons and 1 oversize folder

8.75 linear ft.

16 digital objects
Repository: University of California, San Francisco. Library. Archives and Special Collections.
San Francisco, California 94143-0840
Abstract: Organizational records of the Asian/Pacific Islander Tobacco Education Network (APITEN) document the work of central office staff in San Francisco and outreach to communities in promoting tobacco education, prevention, and cessation programs targeting Asians and Pacific Islanders in California through conferences, outreach, and technical assistance programs.
Physical location: Archives
Language: English.

Administrative Information


Collection open for research.
RESTRICED materials: Box 1:46, Completed survey forms, 1992; Box 1:51-53 Consultant contracts, 1992-1995

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Library & Center for Knowledge Management. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Archives & Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Library & Center for Knowledge Management as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

Preferred Citation

Asian/Pacific Islander Tobacco Education Network records. MSS 2001-19, Archives & Special Collections, UCSF Library & CKM.

Acquisition Information

The papers were donated by the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum, the parent organization, in 2001.

Organizational History

The Asian/Pacific Islander Tobacco Education Network (APITEN) was founded in 1990 by the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum, with continued funding from California Proposition 99 (the Tobacco Tax and Health Promotion Act). The network's goal is to "promote the sharing of resources among tobacco education, prevention and cessation programs targeting Asians and Pacific Islanders in California." Its member organizations are community-based organizations, county and local government health agencies, and voluntary organizations. APITEN funds projects submitted by these organizations through its "Mini-Grants Program" each fiscal year. With a diverse staff and membership throughout California, APITEN serves Asian and Pacific Islander populations in more than 40 languages.

Scope and Contents Note

The organizational records in this collection document the work of APITEN's central office staff in San Francisco, and outreach to communities throughout California, as well as Mini-Grant programs, conferences, and centrally-organized projects such as support for the California Smokers' Helpline. There are 8 series in this collection: Administrative Records; Press and Media Campaigns; Conferences; Membership; Youth Outreach; Mini-Grants; California Smokers' Helpline; Surveys, Focus Groups, and Polls. Where original order was discernible, this was preserved. Otherwise, an assumed order was imposed based on observed groupings.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.


Asian/Pacific Islander Tobacco Education Network
Tobacco--Taxation--Law and legislation--California
Health education--Law and legislation--California
California--Law and legislation--Proposition 99
California--Smoking--Prevention & Control

Separated Material

Box 4:20-28, Gathering of Pacific Islanders: Promoting Tobacco-Free Lifestyles, Marina del Rey, California, videotape was removed to TCA videotapes, MSS 2000-28, #335.

Collection Contents


Series 1: Administrative Records, 1990-2000

Physical Description: Carton 1 - 2:18

Scope and Content Note

As a group disbursing Proposition 99 funds, the Network was required to submit workplans, updates, and periodic reports, and to preserve correspondence and other records. This series contains these records as well as APITEN publications. To supplement this series, the Tobacco Control Archives staff has collected printed samples of the Forum's websites.
Carton 1:1-22

Asian/Pacific Islander Tobacco Education Network (APITEN) Advisory Committee

Carton 1:1-3

Correspondence, 1994-97

Carton 1:4-18

Meeting minutes, 1992-92, 1994-97

Carton 1:19

Nominees, 1994-95

Carton 1:20

Resource binder, 1994

Carton 1:21

Roster, 1993

Carton 1:22

Statewide Advisory committee Guidelines, 1993

Carton 1:23

Alcohol and Tobacco Free Funding Policy, 1995

Carton 1:24

Brochure and information sheet, undated

Carton 1:25-29

Correspondence and internal communications, 1994-2000

Carton 1:30-42

California Department of Health Services, Tobacco Control Section grants and contracts

Carton 1:30

Progress report forms for #90-10980, 1992-1994

Carton 1:31

Request for Proposal for #94-20557, ethnic network convener, 1994

Carton 1:32-33

Planning and grant proposal, 1994

Carton 1:34-36

Contract negotiations and budget, 1994-1995

Carton 1:37-38

Work plans for #94-20986, network, 1995-1998

Carton 1:39

Invoicing forms, 1995

Carton 1:40-42

Progress Report 1995

Carton 1:43

National Telecommunications and Information Administration joint proposal planning 1995

Carton 1:44

University of California Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program letter October 27, 1994

Carton 1:45-49

Needs Assessment Survey

Carton 1:45

Survey 1992

Carton 1:46

Completed survey forms (Restricted) 1992

Carton 1:47-48

"APITEN Evaluation Report", Elizabeth E. Iida and accompanying California state data 1992-1993

Carton 1:49

"Strengthening Our Tobacco Control Efforts in the A/PI Communities: Assessing the API Tobacco Education Project", Rod Lew January 15, 1993

Carton 1:50-60


Carton 1:50

Subcontractor Agreements 1990-1991

Carton 1:51-53

Consultant Contracts (Restricted) 1992-1995

Carton 1:54-55

Network Job Descriptions and Resumes undated

Carton 1:56-60

Staff travel purchase orders 1996

Carton 1:61

Purchase Orders 1996

Carton 2:1-3

APITEN Publications

Carton 2:1

APITEN Final Report: Developing Community Capacity/ Countering Pro-Tobacco Influences/ Reducing Secondhand Smoke

Carton 2:2

Countering Philip Morris's Virginia Slims Ad Campaign Education Kit

Carton 2:3

Tobacco-Free Sponsorship Policy Adoption Kit

Carton 2:4-11

Resource materials/queries received from organizations outside California

Carton 2:4

American Heart Association 1991

Carton 2:5

ASSIST Project Directory, Wisconsin Department of Public Health 1995

Carton 2:6

Center for Substance Abuse Protection (CSAP) Blueprint meetings, Baltimore, Maryland 1994-1995

Carton 2:7

National Asian Women's Health Organization 1993-1994

Carton 2:8

National Cancer Institute/ASSIST Multicultural Task Force 1994

Carton 2:9

Office on Smoking and Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 1992

Carton 2:10

Second Asia-Pacific Conference on Tobacco or Health, Seoul, South Korea August 28-30, 1991

Carton 2:11

University of North Carolina Tobacco Control Training Center 1995

Carton 2:12-17

Task Force on Legislative Education 1994-1996

Carton 2:18

Website page printouts 1999-2001


Series 2:  Press Conferences and Media Campaigns 1990-1998

Physical Description: Carton 2:19-49

Scope and Content Note

This series contains press releases and material from press conferences sponsored by APITEN and Network members, as well as products prepared by public relations and media professionals to assist public health agencies with media advocacy and targeting their Asian Pacific Islander audience.
Carton 2:19

Advertising information kit from radio station KEST and KOBO, San Francisco and Sacramento 1994

Carton 2:20-21

Advocacy Kit: "Red Alert: Expose the Tobacco Industry Lies" Rogers & Associates for Tobacco Education Media Campaign 1994

Carton 2:22

APITEN Media/Public Relations Correspondence 1994-1996

Carton 2:23

APITEN News Releases 1993

Carton 2:24

Bay Area Media Advocacy Project (BAMAP), Berkeley 1991-1992

Carton 2:25-27

California Department of Health Services Tobacco Control Section

Carton 2:25-26

Media Campaign 1994

Carton 2:27

Billboard Replacement Press Event April 23,1999

Carton 2:28

Media Event: planning meetings for October 20, 1994 1994

Carton 2:29

Media Mailing Lists 1993

Carton 2:30

Media spokesperson training materials 1993

Carton 2:31

Needs Assessment for Asian PR 1992

Carton 2:32

News Article Series: "Smoking and Impotence" (in Asian and Pacific Islander languages) 1999

Carton 2:33-43

Press Conferences

Carton 2:33-38

Los Angeles, CA

Carton 2:33

June 26-27, 1990

Carton 2:34

February 4, 1993

Carton 2:35-36

March 24, 1994

Carton 2:37-38

(in Cambodian, Chinese, English, Japanese, Korean) October 20, 1994,

Carton 2:39

Sacramento, CA March 10, 1992

Carton 2:40-41

San Francisco press conference and kits June 4, 1993

Carton 2:42

San Francisco October 27, 1993

Carton 2:43

Press conference packet of printed material and handwritten notes from a conference including Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi March 1998

Carton 2:44-45

"How to Do a News Release and a Public Service Announcement" and press conference how to sheet undated

Carton 2:46

"Smoking on Screen", ANR Foundation April 14, 1999

Carton 2:47-48

Tobacco-Related Asian News Clips 1994

Carton 2:49

World No Tobacco Day Promotion 1994


Series 3: Conferences 1991-1999

Physical Description: Carton 3 - 5:20

Scope and Content Note

Statewide conferences and workshops form an important core activity for the Network and its members. Records include conference planning and logistics, programs and materials packets, evaluations, and videotapes. Videotapes were removed to MSS 2000-28 (Tobacco Control Archives Videotapes). Records relating to the California Youth Advocacy Network conferences are in Series 5: Youth Outreach.
Carton 3:1-5

Asian/Pacific Islander Tobacco Control Education Network Statewide Conference, South San Francisco, California May 20, 1991

Carton 3:6-10

2nd A/PI Tobacco Education Network Conference, Long Beach, California October 15,1991

Carton 3:11-22

3rd Statewide Conference, "United for a Tobacco-free Tomorrow", Oakland, California June 22, 1992

Carton 3:23-34

4th Statewide Conference, "Planning for the Future: Sustaining our Programs in Critical Times", San Diego, California December 7, 1992

Carton 3:35-42

5th Statewide Conference, "Empowering the A/PI Community: Building our Skills as Advocates" San Francisco, California June 4, 1993

Carton 4:1-8

6th Statewide Conference, "Reaffirming Our Commitment to a Tobacco-free Tomorrow" Fresno, California December 13, 1993

Carton 4:9-19

8th Statewide Conference, "Future Directions, New Opportunities" Long Beach, California December 12, 1994

Carton 4:20-28

Gathering of Pacific Islanders: Promoting Tobacco-Free Lifestyles, Marina del Rey, California October 13-14, 1994

Scope and Content Note

(Gathering of Pacific Islanders videotape removed to TCA Videotapes, MSS 2000-28, #335)
Carton 4:29

Pacific Islander Leadership Summit II, Carson, California February 19-20, 1999

Carton 4:30-31

Revolt Against Tobacco: California Celebrates 3 Years of Progress, Los Angeles, CA

Carton 4:30

Tobacco Awards Advisory Committee 1992

Carton 4:31

Conference packet and handwritten notes September 30,October 1-2, 1992

Carton 4:32-5:7

Southeast Asian Summit on Tobacco Control, Fresno, California September 29-30, 1994


Series 4: Membership 1991-1999

Physical Description: Carton 5:21- Carton 6:36

Scope and Content Note

The mission of the Network mandates activities to connect tobacco-control organizations that reach out to populations of included ethnicity. Member organizations participate in workshops, conferences, training, and other events, and they are expected to share information. This series also includes documentation of recruitment of member organizations.
Carton 5:21-27


Carton 5:21-23

Consortium meetings and correspondence 1995-1996

Carton 5:24-25

Membership information

Carton 5:26-27

Mailings to network 1994-1995

Carton 5:28-31

APPEAL (Asian Pacific Islander Partners for Empowerment and Leadership) program and meetings 1994-1995

Carton 5:32

Ethnic Network Orientation, California Department of Health Services, Tobacco Control Section, Sacramento January 30-31, 1995

Carton 5:33

Honoring the Past, Planning for the Future/Tobacco-Free Heroes Celebration, BARTER Annual Conference 1999, Northern California Regions and Statewide Ethnic Networks, Oakland April 30, 1999

Carton 5:34-42

34-42 Joint Convener and Joint Ethnic Network Advisory Committee meetings (statewide) 1991-1996

Carton 6:1-12

Network Meetings

Carton 6:1

Asian Pacific Health Care Venture, Inc., Los Angeles 1992-1993

Carton 6:2-4

Northern California Network

Carton 6:2

Berkeley September 27, 1995

Carton 6:3

Oakland May 23, 1995 October 17, 1995

Carton 6:5

San Diego organizations

Carton 6:6-9

SANDORISBe (San Diego, Orange, Riverside, Imperial, and San Bernardino Counties) area coalition meetings 1995

Carton 6:10

Santa Ana meeting October 26, 1995

Carton 6:11

Stockton meeting May 22, 1995

Carton 6:12

Various Southern California coalition meetings 1993-1995

Carton 6:13-14

American Cancer Society, Advocacy Institute - Smoking Control Advocacy Resource Center SCARCnet Partners 1997-1998

Carton 6:15-17

Promotional materials and development of network brochure 1995

Carton 6:18-28

Resource material and communication with California organizations

Carton 6:18-20

Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights

Carton 6:18

Mailing to Ethnic Networks and brochure for "Tobacco Control in the 90's: The State of the Art" national conference 1992

Carton 6:19

Policy Information and Strategy Exchange Teleconference (PISE) 1998-1999

Carton 6:20

Proposition 99 1994

Carton 6:21

Association of Bay Area Health Officials (ABAHO) Alternative Sponsorship Project, Oakland 1992

Carton 6:22

California Lavender Smokefree Network/CLASH 1995

Carton 6:23-25

California PreEmption Education Project (CPEP), Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights/Western Consortium for Public Health 1994

Carton 6:26

Contra Costa County Health Department Tobacco Prevention Project 1992

Carton 6:27

Miscellaneous Northern California organizations 1992-1995

Carton 6:28

Vietnamese Community Health Promotion Project, University of California San Francisco 1995

Carton 6:29-33

Statewide ethnic networks

Carton 6:29

African American tobacco education

Carton 6:30-31

American Indian tobacco education

Carton 6:32

Hispanic/Latino tobacco education

Carton 6:33

Rural networks

Carton 6:34-35

Statewide Meetings/California Department of Health Services Tobacco Control Section

Carton 6:34

Statewide Asian Tobacco Education Grant Awardee Meeting, Long Beach September 25, 1990

Carton 6:35

Statewide Projects Meeting packet, San Francisco March 12, 1993

Carton 6:36

Tenth Annual Miss GAPA & Gay Asian Pacific Man Pageant program, San Francisco October 24, 1998


Series 5: Youth Outreach 1993-2000

Physical Description: Carton 6:37 - 7:18

Scope and Content Note

APITEN was active in coalitions of organizations such as the California Youth Advocacy Network (CYAN), sponsoring conferences, training, and technical assistance in youth advocacy, as well as campaigns to stimulate leadership among young people as the "future leaders" of tobacco control. This series includes materials from the California Department of Health Services Tobacco Control Section programs Stop Tobacco Access to Kids Enforcement (STAKE) and "Operation Storefront", a program that mobilized young people against tobacco advertising.
Carton 6:37-46


Carton 6:37-41

Multi-Ethnic Youth Summit

Carton 6:37-40

Planning 1997-1998

Carton 6:41

Evaluation 1998

Carton 6:42

Youth Subcommittee/Youth Fellowship 1998-1999

Carton 6:43

Completed permission forms (RESTRICTED)

Carton 6:44

Gathering of Pacific Islanders '99... A Youth Convening August 13-14, 1999

Carton 6:45

Asian Pacific Youth Conference Steering Committee 1998-2000

Carton 6:46

AAPI Youth Tobacco Education Working Group 2000

Carton 6:47-53

California Department of Health Services, Tobacco Control Section

Carton 6:47-48

Operation Storefront 1994-1995

Carton 6:49-50

Youth Access Workgroup 1996-1998

Carton 6:51

Youth 2K And Beyond Conference planning 1998-1999

Carton 6:52-53

Stop Tobacco Access to Kids Enforcement (STAKE) Act 2000

Carton 7:1-8

California Youth Advocacy Network (CYAN)

Carton 7:1

Advisory Committee 1997-2000

Carton 7:2

Brochure and miscellaneous undated

Carton 7:3

Youth Access Training evaluation April 1997

Carton 7:4

College Advocacy Conference 1999

Carton 7:5-6

Statewide Advanced Youth Advocacy Conference

Carton 7:5

August 21-25, 1998

Carton 7:6

Subcommittee 1998

Carton 7:7-8

Statewide Advanced Youth Advocacy Conference August 16-18, 2000

Carton 7:9-14

Other organizations

Carton 7:9

Center for Youth Policy & Advocacy 1999

Carton 7:10

Next Generation Alliance 1999

Carton 7:11

San Diego Friday Night Live 2000

Carton 7:12

Stop Teenage Addiction to Tobacco (STAT) 1995

Carton 7:13

Stop Tobacco Access for Minors Project (STAMP) 1995-1998

Carton 7:14

Youth Media Network 1998-2000

Carton 7:15-18

Resource material

Carton 7:15

"Preventing Tobacco Use Among Young People: A Report of the Surgeon General -- At a Glance" and information on national town meeting 1994

Carton 7:16

Regional Adolescent Cigarette Use 1990-1996, University of California, San Diego, Tobacco Control Policies Project 1996

Carton 7:17

Youth Access to Tobacco resource material 1994-1996

Carton 7:18

Youth and Smoking/Tobacco Use resource material 1993-1999


Series 6: Mini-grants 1995-2004

Physical Description: Carton 7:19-29

Scope and Content Note

This series contains memos, correspondence, training agendas, and publicity materials generated in planning and overseeing APITEN mini-grants. These grants were awarded to proposals for short-term, innovative, and creative projects, events, or activities that would enhance APITEN's tobacco-free message in California. Priority areas were policy advocacy, media advocacy, community-led research, and collaboration.


Arrangement is by date.
Carton 7:19

List of Mini-grant applicants and recipients 1995-1996

Carton 7:20

Mini-grants correspondence 1995-97

Carton 7:21

Visalia Mini-grant training September 20, 1995

Carton 7:22

Stockton Mini-grant training October 2, 1995

Carton 7:23

Network mailing Mini-grant training 1996

Carton 7:24

Press release announcement Mini-grants February 5, 1996

Carton 7:25-27

Alameda County Mini-grant material packets 3 1997

Carton 7:28

Mini-grant Subcommittee meeting June 9, 1997

Carton 7:29

Mini-grants brochure 2001-2004


Series 7: California Smokers' Helpline 1997-1999

Physical Description: Carton 7:30-34

Scope and Content Note

As the only group offering services from native speakers of Asian and Pacific Islander languages, the Network made a significant contribution to the California Smokers' Helpline. Records from the hotline include advertisements, brochures, meeting agendas, correspondence, survey results, and news clippings. Focus group results are included in Series 8, Opinion Polls and Focus Groups.


Arrangement is by date.
Carton 7:30

Training Course for Telephone Counseling at University of California, San Diego undated

Carton 7:31

California Smokers' Helpline brochure and other materials 1997-98

Carton 7:32

Statistics 1997-99

Carton 7:33

"Smoker's Helpline" news clippings (in Asian and Pacific Islander languages) 1998

Carton 7:34

Advisory Committee Meeting March 12, 1999


SERIES 8: Surveys, Focus Groups, and Polls 1990-2000

Physical Description: Carton 7:35-40

Scope and Content Note

Network members conducted extensive surveys, polls, and focus groups to evaluate their programs and investigate the demographics of their target populations. Records of these events are preserved in the form of questions, samples, results, summaries, and (in some instances of small surveys) complete sets of responses.


Arrangement is by date.
Carton 7:35

"Advertising: How Does It Rate?" Student Survey Sheet

Carton 7:36-38

Filipino Smoking Prevalence Survey 1990-1991

Carton 7:39

Youth Purchase Survey, California Department of Health Services, Tobacco Control Section 1995

Carton 7:40

Asia Pacific Health Care Venture Focus Group report 1999

Carton 7:41-49

California Smokers' Helpline

Carton 7:41

Recommendations for Korean, Vietnamese and Chinese brochures (based on focus groups) 1998

Carton 7:42

Administration of Focus Groups January-July 1999

Carton 7:43

Cantonese Contractor January-June, 1999

Carton 7:44-45

Focus Groups, Chinese and Korean March-June 1999

Carton 7:46-49

Community Awareness and Opinion Poll

Carton 7:46-48

Completed survey forms June 1999-2000

Carton 7:49

Community Awareness and Opinion Poll Results 2000

Carton 7:50

"Butt Out Blues" teacher's guide evaluated by APITEN subcontractor focus group June 2000


Series 9: Oversize 1990-2000

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

Oversized material used in training.
Oversize 8

Thirteen sheets of butcher paper with writing in colored marking pen ca. 2001