Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Updated Hmong Health Information

You can find updated information on Hmong Health at: Hmong Health Information.

Friday, January 26, 2007

Glossary of Medical Terminology Hmong-English

The Glossary was created by the California Department of Health Services, Refugee Health Section. Bilingual English/Hmong pamphlet. English medical terms with White Hmong (Hmoob Dawb) and Blue/Green Hmong (Moob Leeg) translations.

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Reducing Risk of Childhood Overweight Among Immigrant Families from Asia

The risk of obesity among Asian-American children increases the longer they are in the United States. Agencies and heath organizations serving this population have expressed the need for educational materials focused on helping children achieve healthy weights. In collaboration with county staff, the University of California Berkeley Cooperative Extension used focus groups to identify the needs and interests of non-English speaking food stamp recipients about childhood overweight.

The results of the focus groups were used to design a series of culturally sensitive and relevant educational materials that can help immigrant parents understand how they can adapt to a new environment and food supply in a way that will foster the health and welfare of their children. The educational materials were pilot-tested with small groups of parents for cognitive knowledge, change in attitudes about overweight in children, and any intentions to change family health behaviors.

They can be found at the website for the Center for Weight and Health at the University of California Berkeley.

Monday, October 16, 2006

“Do Professional Interpreters Improve Clinical Care for Patients with Limited English Proficiency? A Systematic Review of the Literature"

Leah Karliner, a member of The Network for Multicultural Health at the Center for the Health Professions, UC San Francisco, co-authored an article entitled ” The article examines whether professional medical interpreters have a positive impact on clinical care for limited English proficiency patients.

For information about The Network and a link to the article, go to their website.

Research by Jon Wolff, MD focuses on MBADD, a rare condition affecting the Hmong

Research by Jon Wolff, MD is cited in a September 17, 2006 article in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinal. Read the article.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Glossary of Medical Terminology: English-Hmong

This glossary was developed by the Healthy House,
of Merced, California and made possible by funds
received from the California Department of Health
Services, Refugee Health Section.The Glossary can be found on the REFUGEE HEALTH INFORMATION NETWORK website.

Saturday, August 05, 2006

SPIRAL: Selected Patient Information Resources in Asian Languages

SPIRAL provides access to Hmong patient information documents created by non-profit health agencies and organizations. All documents are intended for public use and may be distributed for not-for-profit purposes. This joint initiative of the South Cove Community Health Center and Tufts University Hirsh Health Sciences Library is supported by a grant from the New England Region of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine under contract NLM-00-101/SMS.

Asian Pacific Islander Cancer Education Materials Tool

The Asian and Pacific Islander Cancer Education Material (APICEM) Web portal is a catalog of information about cancer that is made possible by cooperation from The American Cancer Society (ACS) and the Asian American Network for Cancer Awareness, Research, and Training (AANCART). ACS and AANCART have developed this Web tool to permit cancer education materials in Asian and Pacific Islander language to be electronically retrievable from participating organizations

Monday, July 31, 2006

Providers Guide to Quality and Culture

This website is designed to assist healthcare organizations throughout the United States in providing high quality culturally competent services to multi-ethnic populations.

The Other Language Resources Web Site

Librarians are increasingly seeking multilingual online health resources to serve their diverse population of patrons. You can respond to this demand with the assistance of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine's Consumer Health Coordinators. Take a look at the recently updated Other Language Resources web site. The Other Language Resources contains resources with items in multiple languages.

The Other Language Resources web site provides links to useful health information, including the University of Utah -- Health Education Brochures in Multiple Languages. It is organized by specific languages and glossaries by languages.

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Language Barriers to Health Care in the United States

A good article in the New England Journal of Medicine about language barriers.

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Statistical Data on Hmong Americans

This resource includes comprehensive data tables and analysis of Hmong socioeconomic, educational and demographic trends across the United States, based on data from the U.S.Census. From the Hmong Cultural and Resource Center in Saint Paul and Hmong National Development in Washington DC.

Hmong language STD prevention video and DVD

This popular video and DVD was produced by Lynn Buhmann, RN, NP and MeLee Thao, RN, PA of UW Wausau Family Medicine in 2003 with funding from the Wausau Health Foundation and Northern Wisconsin AHEC's outreach contract with the National Library of Medicine. Single copies are available for a $5.00 shipping and handling fee - please see order form.

Friday, July 14, 2006

Working with Immigrant and Refugee Populations: Issues and Hmong Case Study

There is a critical need to provide culturally and linguistically appropriate health information for immigrant and refugee populations. This article discusses the challenges related to providing health information for immigrants and refugees in the context of developing health education and health literacy programs.

Wisconsin's Hmong Population Chartbook 2000 Census

The report represents demographic data prepared by the Applied Population Laboratory at the University of Wisconsin in Madison.

Hmong Studies Journal Article

A great article by Dia Cha, Ph.D., titled Hmong and Lao Refugee Women: Reflections of a Hmong-American Woman Anthropologist.

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Health Crosses a Culture DVD

An 8-segment DVD developed to educate Hmong men and women about cancer prevention and early detection. It provides translated, culturally appropriate, and relevant cancer information intended to reduce cancer disparities in the Hmong population.
Free copies are available:
American Cancer Society, 903 South 17th Ave., Wausau, WI 54401

Hmong Legal glossary

This is believed to be the first Hmong-English legal glossary in the United States. It defines more than 800 common court terms and suggests equivalent White Hmong phrases for many of them. We hope the glossary will be useful to the courts, law enforcement, social services, researchers, teachers, and state government as a resource for interpreting legal proceedings, translating forms, and training interpreters.