Navigating Telehealth in Limited English Proficiency Populations
The goal of this article is to highlight best practices in Telemedicine as they are emerging during the Covid-19 pandemic and the barriers and facilitators to a successful Telehealth visit with Limited English Proficiency (LEP) patients.
August 3, 2020 · Article, PDF
“Fever” in SE Asians. Does it really mean an elevated body temperature?
A short clinical pearl about a complaint of fever, but the patient doesn't have a fever in the doctor's office.
September 16, 2019 · Article
Overcoming Barriers to Care for Hepatitis B Virus Among SE Asians in King County: Literature Review
This literature review explores the burden of Hepatitis B Virus in Southeast Asian countries and immigrants in the United States, and explores the existing barriers to testing and treatment, as well as intervention and testing recommendations for providers.
February 7, 2019 · Article
Saving Face: Recognizing and Managing the Stigma of Mental Illness in Asian Americans
The overarching goal of the video is to demonstrate a culturally competent approach to addressing the stigma of mental illness in Asian-American patients.
January 26, 2011 · PDF, Video
Delayed Bottle Weaning and Iron Deficiency in Southeast Asian Toddlers
This study was undertaken to determine if culturally influenced feeding practices are associated with iron deficiency in infants and toddlers from low-income families, including Southeast Asian families.
July 1, 1997 · Article
Circular Burn Scarring on Asian and African Patients
A short clinical pearl about patterned circular scars on the skin of Asian and African patients.
August 1, 1996 · Article
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A centralized location to find current information about Asian Pacific Islander (API ) health status and issues affecting API health.
This 2015 document by St. Pail - Ramsey County Public Health and Statewide Health Improvement Program is about culturally appropriate best practices for clinic staff to promote healthy lifestyles for Hmong in Minnesota. Its goal is to enhance clinical effectiveness to reduce health disparities for obesity, nutrition, physical activity, and tobacco in the Hmong community.
Stanford School of Medicine's Ethnogeriatrics website provides information on the health status and health care of elder Hmong-Americans.
HBCW has worked to bring hepatitis B awareness and education to the API community since 1997, and has since expanded work to other populations from high risk regions. Work includes exploration into culturally appropriate and effective strategies for reaching families and household members of positive individuals, and promoting understanding of the liver disease, including testing, immunizations and treatment for hepatitis B. HBCW is a network of health care professionals and community volunteers, health departments, community clinics, and nonprofit organizations.
The Hmong Cultural Center provides information to Hmong and non-Hmong for the purpose of promoting positive race relations, human rights, multicultural education, information about cross-cultural health and medicine, teacher education, family literacy education and community-based research.The HCC Resource Center contains books, academic articles, and newspaper articles related to Hmong people and the Hmong experience in Minneapolis-St. Paul and across the world. The website offers some of this collection online and links to other sources of information on the Internet, striving to provide the most comprehensive and up-to-date list of Hmong-related links.
Hmong National Development, Inc. (HND) is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to build capacity, develop leadership and empower the Hmong American community. The HND website offers current news affecting the Hmong community, a calendar of the latest Hmong community events happening around the country, a bi-weekly e-newsletter with information such as policy issues and scholarship/internship announcements.
This extensive resource library includes more than 700 Hmong-related books, 325 Hmong-related theses and dissertations, over 800 Hmong-related academic journal articles, over 3,500 Hmong-related newspaper articles and 311 videos. The library likely has the largest collection of Hmong-related theses and dissertations and journal articles of any institution in the United States. The collections also include extensive archives of issues of local Hmong newspapers dating back to the 1990s and Hmong-related articles from mainstream newspapers going back to the 1970s.
This website is the home of the Hmong Studies Journal, the only peer reviewed academic journal with a focus on Hmong Studies. This website is also a source of comprehensive bibliographic information about studies of Hmong history, culture, and adaptation in diasporic communities around the world. The site also includes detailed Hmong, Lao, Cambodian, and Vietnamese census data from the U.S. Census as well as bibliographies.
The WWW Hmong Homepage is a volunteer effort since 1994 bringing together a collection the Internet-based resources related to Hmong news and current-events, issues, history, publications, and culture. The WWW Hmong Homepage serves as a gathering place for references to Internet resources and is aimed at anyone seeking more information about the Hmong people. The WWW Hmong Homepage is intended to provide not only basic background and historical information about Hmong people, but also extensive references to on-going research projects, current events, and issues pertaining to Hmong history, resettlement, and repatriation.
This comprehensive website posts original content and links to outside sources of bilingual health information (Hmong and English). Categories of dozens of health conditions and topics include family health, healthy living, traditional healing, talking with health providers, and more.
Community Profiles for Health Care Providers is a practical tool that assists health care providers to better understand the health beliefs, pre-migration experiences, communication preferences and other aspects of their clients' culture. The profiles provide information for health care providers on the communication styles, health in Australia, health beliefs and practices, social determinants of health and utilization of health services of 18 multicultural communities. Includes specific resources with focus on the pregnancy, birth and post-natal care practices of 11 communities.
New York Times article about a program in which construction and maintenance of community gardens and adjoining meeting spaces for Hmong and other immigrant communities are made possible by the California Mental Health Services Act of 2004.
This page includes pictures of specific products and levels of mercury detected, and links to FDA warning on skin-lightening products containing mercury (includes translated materials in Hmong, Somali and Spanish), and fact sheets for the general public and for health care providers.
SEAMAAC's mission is to support and serve immigrants and refugees and other politically, socially and economically marginalized communities as they seek to advance the condition of their lives in the United States.