Improving Hmong Mental Health: Workshops to Help Guide Professionals into Providing Person Centered Care 2024 Conference

Eau Claire, WI US
August 20, 2024

This course offers LIVE (in person) and LIVESTREAM attendance options.
Central Standard Time Zone

August 20, 2024         Mayo Clinic Campus, Eau Claire, WI

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This conference is designed to provide education on the Hmong culture including a historical perspective, roles in the family structure, views of healthcare professionals and mental health disease. Communication strategies will be presented from a cultural humility lens along with how to shift to a personalized approach for best practices.

Course Director: 
Denise Rismeyer, DNP, RN, NPD-BC
Director of Continuing Nursing Education
Assistant Professor of Nursing, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
Department of Nursing
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Target Audience

This CNE conference is designed for social workers, nurses, physicians and other healthcare professionals providing care for Hmong patients.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Outline three aspects of the Hmong culture.
  • Describe ways to personalize care for a Hmong patient.
  • Identify communication strategies that include cultural humility.

Attendance at any Mayo Clinic course does not indicate or guarantee competence or proficiency in the skills, knowledge or performance of any care or procedure(s) which may be discussed or taught in this course.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 6.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 6.50 ANCC
  • 6.50 ASWB
  • 6.50 Attendance
Event starts: 
08/20/2024 - 7:00am
Event ends: 
08/20/2024 - 5:00pm

Tuesday, August 20, 2024
This conference is in Central Standard Time

7:00 AM CSTRegistration 
7:50 AM CSTWelcome & Announcements 
8:00 AM CSTMental Health & Treatment with the Hmong CommunityLee Pao Xiong, ABD
10:00 AM CSTBreak 
10:30 AM CSTIntergenerational Trauma: The Impact on Mental and Physical Health in the Hmong CommunityTalee Vang, PsyD, LP
12:30 PM CSTLunch 
1:30 PM CSTClosing the Gap to Hmong Mental Health Care: From Cultural Humility to Cultural CompetenceAlyssa Kaying Vang, PsyD, LP, BC-TMH
3:30 PM CSTPanel PresentationLee Pao Xiong, ABD
Talee Vang, PsyD, LP
Alyssa Kaying Vang, PsyD, LP, BC-TMH
4:00 PM CSTAdjourn 
Mayo Clinic
1400 Bellinger St
Luther Building South Auditorium
Eau Claire, WI 54703
United States

All travel and lodging expenses are the sole responsibility of the individual registrant.


Lee Pao Xiong, ABD
Center for Hmong Studies
Concordia University
St. Paul, MN

  • Lee Pao Xiong is the founding Director of the Center for Hmong Studies at Concordia University, St. Paul and professor of American Government/Political Science and Hmong Studies. Lee Pao will present on the history and culture of the Hmong people and how the patriarchal society can lead to mental health issues and family dysfunction in the Hmong community. 

Talee Vang, PsyD, LP
Talee Global, LLC

  • Dr. Talee Vang is a licensed psychologist with expertise on leadership, diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), organizational behavior, as well as mood disorders and trauma. Dr. Vang will present on how epigenetic trauma impacts the mental health of the Hmong.

Alyssa Kaying Vang, PsyD, LP, BC-TMH
CEO and Founder
Vanguard Mental Health and Wellness Clinic LLC
Woodbury, MN

  • Dr. Alyssa Kaying Vang   is considered a pioneer and a leader in the field of Hmong mental health and has over twenty years of clinical experience treating clients from diverse populations across the lifespan.  She and her team also host a podcast that focuses on Hmong mental health.  Dr. Vang will present on best practice in treating Hmong mental health.

Course Director
Denise Rismeyer, MSN, RN, NPD-BC
Director Continuing Nursing Education Program
Assistant Professor of Nursing, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
Department of Nursing
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Credit Statements 

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this live activity for 6.50 ANCC contact hours.   

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 6.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


As a Jointly Accredited Organization, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. Social workers completing this course receive 6.50 cultural continuing education credits. 

Accreditation Statement
In support of improving patient care, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


Other Healthcare Professionals
A record of attendance will be provided to all registrants for requesting credits in accordance with state nursing boards, specialty societies or other professional associations.

Available Credit

  • 6.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 6.50 ANCC
  • 6.50 ASWB
  • 6.50 Attendance
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