Hmong Health Summit

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 concept. beliefs and practices in an effort to foster cultural competence and promote culturally responsive services.

Who Should Attend?

Providers. health care professionals. health care team members and anyone interested in learning to better serve the Hmong community.

Learning Objectives

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 about her healing work
  • Touch, feel, and learn about Hmong dry herbs and dialogue with Hmong herbalists
  • Connect with providers and professionals interested in serving Hmong communities.


Register Now

Registration closes July 21, 2019.

3rd Annual Hmong Health Summit

Friday, Aug 16 – Aug 17 at Edgewood College (1000 Edgewood College Dr, Madison WI 53711)

Featuring distinguished speakers from the Hmong Community

Dia Cha, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.

Dia Cha, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.

Alyssa Kaying Vang, PsyD, LP

Alyssa Kaying Vang, PsyD, LP

Kajua Lor, Pharm.D., BCACP

Kajua Lor, Pharm.D., BCACP

Youhung Moha Her-Xiong

Youhung Moha Her-Xiong


Friday, Aug 16

8:00  Registration
8:30  Hmong Cosmology, Spirtualism, Healing & Health Concepts

Overview of Cancer Prevention in Hmong Community

12:00 Lunch-Hmong cuisine (Provided)
1:00   Cancer Application, Case Studies Discussions
2:00  Dialogue with Hmong Shaman
4:30  Overview of Day 2

Saturday, Aug 17

8:00   Registration
8:30   Herbal Treatment: Cancer Awareness
Spiritual Treatment of Cancer in Hmong Community

Spiritual Treatment: Shaman Dialogue

12:00 Lunch-Hmong Cuisine  (Provided)
1:00   Best Practice Dialogue with Presenters
4:30   Action Steps and Reflections

Register Now

Registration closes July 21, 2019.

Early Bird Rate (ends June 15, 2019)
1-day: $200
2-days: $400

Regular Rate
1-day: $250
2-days: $500


  • HotelRED, 1501 Monroe St., Madison, WI 53711
  • Best Western Plus Inn Towner, 2424 University Ave, Madison, WI 53726

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations occurring on or before July 21, 2019 will be refunded, less a $50 administrative fee. Refunds are not available after July 21, 2019. A substitute may attend in your place. In case of low enrollment, we reserve the right to cancel the training and return a full refund.


Contact: Peng Her, Coordinator; 608-571-3753

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