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Asian and Pacific Islander Technical Assistance Project


The purpose of the Asian and Pacific Islander Technical Assistance Project is to increase opportunities for Asian and Pacific Islanders (API) to alleviate alcohol and other drug related problems, in their families and communities by:

  • Reducing systemic, programmatic and fiscal barriers to the prevention and treatment of these problems, and
  • Enhancing cultural and linguistic competence in the alcohol, tobacco and other drug programs and activities.
Technical Assistance Project Services

All technical assistance and training services are provided by project staff and consultants free of charge. Services are tailored to meet the needs of each client. Services are provided in person, over phone and via fax and email. Alcohol and other drug (AOD) services providers, faith and community-based organizations, non-profit organizations, and local, county and state agencies and department are eligible to apply and receive services.

Technical Assistance and Training Topics

Project staff and consultants provide assistance and training on a wide range of topics, including, but not limited to, the following:

Organizational Capacity Development:

  • Administrative Management
  • Agency Mentoring
  • Board Development
  • Fiscal management
  • Grant Writing
  • Resource/Fund Development
  • Strategic Planning

Education and Awareness:

  • Basic facts on API Substance Use and Abuse
  • Cultural Competency
  • Risk and Protective Factors

Program Development, Implementation and Evaluation:

  • Aftercare and Transition
  • Community Outreach Strategies
  • Facility Certification
  • Mental Health/Co-Occurring Diagnoses
  • Needs Assessment
  • Outcome Based Planning
  • Prevention Strategies
  • Program Development and Planning
  • Program Evaluation
  • Program Management
  • Treatment Methodologies

General Information and Resources:

  • API Substance Abuse Research, Data and Reports
  • Services Referrals
  • Substance Abuse Policy Analysis
To Submit a TA Request:

Download and complete the technical assistance application form and return to our program manager.

API Treatment Service Directory:

API substance abuse and mental health prevention, treatment, and recovery website links can be found on the links page. To download the California API Treatment Service directory, go to the publications page.

For more information

Click the image below to view our brochure in PDF format.


If you have any comments or questions, contact:
Southern California Office
Ford Kuramoto
National Director, Emeritus
340 East 2nd Street, Suite 409
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Phone: (213) 625-5795
Fax: (213) 625-5796
Northern California Office
Sy Lee
Program Associate
1016 23rd Street, Suite 201
Sacramento, CA 95816
Phone: (916) 448-5911
Fax: (916) 448-5915

California Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs


Updated on November, 2010.

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