Healthy Hmong Women: Utilizing Lay Community Health Workers (CHWs) to Promote Cervical and Breast Cancer Literacy and Screening in the Hmong Community
Learning Areas:Chronic disease management and prevention
Diversity and culture
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Social and behavioral sciences
Discuss the creation of the Milwaukee Consortium for Hmong Health and its community-based participatory approach. Describe the Healthy Hmong Women lay CHW program and training curriculum. Evaluate the effectiveness of the Healthy Hmong Women program in increasing cancer awareness, cancer literacy, and intent to screen.
Keyword(s): Cancer and Women’s Health, Asian and Pacific Islanders
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have been the principle or academic partner on multiple grants focusing on cancer health disparities in minority and underserved communities and lay health cancer education. My research centers on cultural understandings of cancer, health care decision making and treatment seeking behavior.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
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