Obesity in Hmong and Other Southeast Asian Communities

Course Summary

This course introduces factors that increase risk of obesity in Hmong and other Southeast Asian communities in the United States.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the consequences and seriousness of obesity
  • Explain cultural differences of the Hmong and other Southeast Asian populations compared to non-Hispanic White Americans
  • Address how acculturation and cultural differences causes barriers in healthy eating habits and behaviors and increases the risk of obesity
  • Explain how Southeast Asian history affects obesity
  • Discuss the inadequacy in research, data, and programs to better obesity-prevention in Hmong and other Southeast Asian populations

Register for this course HERE.