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Hmong Health Summit
August 11 - August 12
Hmong Health Summit
AUGUST 11 – 12 2017
501 E. BADGER ROAD, MADISON, WI 53713
Featuring 4 distinguished speakers from the Hmong community:
Dia Cha, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Alyssa Kaying Vang, PsyD, LP
Kajua Lor, Pharm..D., BCACP
Xa Xiong, B.A., D.C., M.D.
What and Why?
Since the resettlement of the Hmong in America over four decades ago, the
Hmong have adapted to mainstream Western society while preserving many of
their cultural practices. This acculturation process, however, has proven
challenging. The Hmong continue to face significant health disparities in the
treatment of chronic disease, cancer, behavioral/mental health and more.
In the history of the Hmong in America, no known formal training has been
offered for health providers by Hmong health professionals addressing the
unique and specific concepts of Hmong health and healing.
The Hmong Health Summit is the first of its kind and will assist participants in
gaining knowledge about traditional Hmong health beliefs and practices in an
effort to foster cultural competence and promote culturally-responsive
Who should attend?
Providers, health care professionals, health care team members and anyone
interested in learning to better serve the Hmong community.
After attending the Summit, participants will be able to:
- Understand health, healing concepts and Hmong cosmology that
guide traditional health and healing practices
- Apply and practice knowledge of the Hmong through a variety of real
world case scenarios
- Meet and dialogue with a shaman & observe a traditional alter
- Tour a Hmong herbalist garden & dialogue with Hmong herbalists
- Connect with providers and professionals interested in serving Hmong
Continuing Education Units and Continuing Education Hours will be available
through the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point.
Space is limited. Register early! The registration fee includes training, materials,
refreshments, lunch, snacks and field trip transportation. A variety of Hmong and Asian
food will be provided for lunch. Let us know if you have any food restrictions.
EARLY BIRD DEADLINE:
JUNE 15, 2017
JULY 15, 2017
GO TO THE LINK BELOW TO REGISTER:
Sheraton Hotel, 706 John Nolen Dr., Madison, WI 53713, 608-251-2300;
Holiday Express, 610 John Nolen Dr., Madison, WI, 53713, 608-709-5050;
Clarion Suites, 2110 Rimrock Rd., Madison, WI 53713, 608-284-1234
Contact Lopao Vang, Coordinator
Download the Event Flyer here.