Cross Cultural Strategies to Address the Healthcare Needs of the Hmong Community in Milwaukee

Project Overview (PDF)

5th Funding Cycle Development Award

    Project Start Date:    July 1, 2009
    Project End Date:      June 30, 2010
    Award Amount:         $40,000

Project Goal Statement: The goal of this project is to develop cross cultural strategies to address the healthcare needs of the Hmong community in Milwaukee, WI with regard to mental health and preventable diseases.

Community Partner:

Primary Community Partner: Kevin Her, Shee Yee Community of Milwaukee, Inc.

Academic Partners:

Primary Academic Partner: Melanie Sberna Hinojosa, PhD, Department of Family and Community Medicine
Additional Academic Partner: Alan Wells, PhD, Department of Family and Community Medicine

Project Progress Summary Reports:

Project Progress Report Summary July 2009 - December 2009 (PDF)
Project Final Report Summary (PDF)

Project Dissemination Efforts (as reported by project partners)
  • Outreach Materials / Events
    • Led discussion groups after the Bioethics Grand Rounds presentation on November 2, 2009 by Anne Fadiman, the author of The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down.
  • Presentations
    • Presented Hmong Shaman-Doctor Dialogue programs to medical students, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee students, community members and physicians (January – June 2010)
Contact Us

Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program (HWPP)
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Medical College of Wisconsin
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Milwaukee, WI 53226
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