ST. PAUL (July 9, 2012) — Hmong American Partnership has received a $156,893 grant from the Minnesota Department of Health’s Eliminating Health Disparities Initiative to close the gap in racial and ethnic health.
HAP will use the grant to address breast and cervical cancer issues in the Hmong population. While incidences of breast cancer remain the highest in Caucasian women, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are more likely to die from breast cancer than any other ethnic group, and Hmong women of all Southeast Asian groups have the lowest screening rates for breast and cervical cancer.
“We are proud to partner again with MDH,” said Bao Vang President/CEO of Hmong American Partnership. “Without this critical support we would not be able to provide the level of navigation and education services necessary to help women who are at the greatest risk for breast and cervical cancer.”
MDH funds will support HAP’s current breast health project funded by Orange County Asian and Pacific Islander Community Alliance and expand education and navigation services in cervical health.
For more information please contact: Dr. Mai Moua at 651-495-1565 or at [email protected]