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This module presents information on the health status and health care of elder Hmong-Americans.

The module begins by providing historical background information of the Hmong including traditional health belief systems.

We advance to a literature review on the small but growing body of work on the health status of elder Hmong-Americans.

The module concludes with important clinical considerations for the care of elder Hmong-Americans.

Course Director & Editor-in-Chief of the Ethnogeriatrics Curriculum & Training

VJ Periyakoil, MD
Stanford University School of Medicine
periyakoil at stanford dot edu


Linda A. Gerdner, PhD, RN
Stanford Geriatric Education Center

Copyright/Referencing Information:

Users are free to download and distribute eCampus Geriatrics modules for educational purposes only.

When using this resource please cite us as follows:

Gerdner, L, PhD, RN: Health and health care of Hmong American Older Adults https://geriatrics.stanford.edu/ethnomed/hmong.html. In Periyakoil VS, eds. eCampus-Geriatrics, Stanford CA, 2010.