Hmong Nurses Association 


1st National Conference

August 5-6, 2022

University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN 55105

A Nursing Storycloth

Reflecting on our Past, Building our Future

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Presenting Sponsor:

University of St. Thomas

A special thank you to University of St. Thomas for donating their facility for the Hmong Nurses Association National Conference.


Keynote Speakers

Come learn from healthcare professionals and community leaders in the Hmong community.

Aug. 5 — 8:40 AM

MayKao Y. Hang, D.P.A.

Dean, Morrison Family College of Health

Dr. MayKao Y. Hang is Vice President of Strategic Initiaives, and Founding Dean, Morrison Family College of Health at the University of St. Thomas. The University of St. Thomas is the largest private university in Minnesota. She is former President and CEO of the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation where she spent ten years, leading the organization through transformational changes to improve its relevancy and impact. She sees her current role as paying it forward to educate our next generation of leaders and agents of social change to reduce health disparities and to advance culturally relevant whole person care to improve overall health and well-being.

Dr. Hang was named Most Admired CEO by the Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal in the inaugural year of these awards, and has been recognized with numerous other awards, including the Communications and Leadership Award with Toastmasters International, the Humphrey Public Leadership Award, and the Girl Scouts Women of Distinction Award.

Aug. 6 — 8:40 AM

Calvin Yang, PsyD

Psychologist, Crossroads Institute

Dr. Calvin Yang received his Psy.D. in Counseling Psychology from the APA-accredited Counseling Psychology program at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. Dr. Yang received clinical training in community mental health, residential treatment centers, and university counseling settings. Dr. Yang is currently a post-doctoral resident at Crossroads Institute in downtown Los Angeles where he conducts psychological assessments and provides psychotherapy for a wide range of mental health issues to adolescence, emerging adults, and university students.

Conference Information

Learning Outcome

Greater than 80% of respondents on the post-conference evaluation will self-report an improvement in their ability to influence, advocate, mentor, and make an impact on community health by strengthening their knowledge base and skills related to Hmong culture and their professional practice.


Purpose of the Program

To prepare Hmong nurses, as well as other health care professionals, to influence, advocate, mentor, and make an impact on community health by strengthening their knowledge base and skills related to Hmong culture and their professional practice.


Target Audience

This program is designed for registered nurses and other health care professionals practicing in health-related settings.


Program Objectives

After completing this learning activity, the participants will be able to:

  • Describe the current landscape of health disparities in the Hmong community.
  • Discuss the influence of Hmong patriarchy, culturally specific health practices, and societal taboos that have an influence on healthcare decision making
  • List one or more strategies to increase awareness and action within the healthcare community to promote health equity.

Accreditation Statement

Hennepin Healthcare System is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Wisconsin Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

14 contact hours will be awarded for successful completion of the program.

Criteria for Successful Completion:

To successfully complete this program, the participant must attend the entire program and complete the online program evaluation.


Other healthcare providers who participate in this activity may submit their statement of attendance to their appropriate accrediting organizations or state boards for consideration of credit. Participants are responsible for determining whether this activity meets the requirements for acceptable continuing education.

No one in control of the content for this conference has any relevant financial relationships.

Conference Registration

Conference Registration Deadline: July 27, 2022


Conference Admission Type Conference Registration Fee

Student – non-nursing licensed LVN or RN student currently attending college or recently admitted into a LVN or RN program for Summer or Fall 2022 (one fee whether attending 1 day or 2 days)


General – Community Members or Non-HNA Members


HNA Member – new & current HNA member and member ID#

$FREE **limited to first 200 registration**

1-Day Conference




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Student Admission

(2 days)


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1-Day Admission


1st Annual Hmong Nursing Association 2022 T-Shirts: Red, Black, White

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Come join us at the Benefit Party!


Click on the Flyer below to access the Ticket/Table Purchasing Webpage.

Hmong Nurses Association has a room block at:

Double Tree by Hilton Hotel St. Paul Downtown

411 Minnesota St, St Paul, MN 55101

Our 2022 Sponsors

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Conference Registration Deadline: July 15, 2022


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