Health in Hmong Communities
BRIDGING THE GAP: NEW DVD, “BODY AND SPIRIT: HEALING YOUR WAY”, HELPS HMONG AND HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS WORK TOGETHER FOR COMMUNITY HEALTH
Body and Spirit: Healing Your Way explores health and healing from a holistic perspective, providing balanced coverage of such traditional Hmong practices as shamanist spiritual healing, while, at the same time, underlining the need to maintain modern healthcare practices…Hmong Americans from a variety of backgrounds-shaman, nurse, patient, and elder-speak about the need to exercise, to reduce the intake of sugar and fats, and to maintain a regular schedule of checkups with a modern healthcare professional….it is therefore highly recommended that Hmong Mutual Assistance Associations (HMAAs) and other, comparable, social service agencies integrate this video into a well-rounded healthcare promotion agenda.
Please contact us if you are interested in ordering a copy of Body and Spirit: Healing Your Way for your organization or yourself.
The transcript (PDF) (in English) of the video is also available
More Hmong Resources
Read our Hmong Health Care Tips Brochure (PDF), which includes tips for what to do before going to the doctor, at the doctor, your job when interacting with practitioners, and other useful resources.
Yog koj muaj lus nug los yog xav tau neeg sawv cev rau kaj hu rau ib lub koom haum nram no:
If you have questions or need advocacy call our Center or one of the following organizations:
Wisconsin Hmong Domestic Violence Hotline
(Available 24 hours a day) – (888) 345-5898
- (608) 661-4089
United Refugee Services of Wisconsin
- (608) 256-6400 or (888) 404-8779
American Cancer Society
- 1-800-227-2345 (Nais tus 1 thaib nug txog tus neeg txhais lus Hmoob) – Press 1 and ask for an interpreter
Public Health – Madison and Dane County
- (608) 246-4516 for East Washington Avenue Office