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Promoting Cultural Sensitivity
A Practical Guide for Tuberculosis Programs That Provide Services to Hmong Persons from Laos

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hla dej yuav hle khau; Tsiv teb tsaws chaw yuav hle hau. “When you cross a river, take off your sandals; when you emigrate from one country to another, take off your hat.” –Hmong Proverb

Promoting Cultural Sensitivity A Practical Guide for Tuberculosis Programs That Provide Services to Hmong Persons from Laos

Female elder. © Frank Carter.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 2008

For Additional Information
For more information or for a list of available guides, please contact: Division of Tuberculosis Elimination National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention Coordinating Center for Infectious Diseases Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 1600 Clifton Road, NE, Mailstop E-10 Atlanta, GA 30333 Phone: (404) 639-8120 Web site: http://www.cdc.gov/tb Suggested Citation Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2008). Promoting Cultural Sensitivity: A Practical Guide for Tuberculosis Programs That Provide Services to Hmong Persons from Laos. Atlanta, GA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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Contents

Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Intended Audience . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . About the Guides . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . How to Use This Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Background . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cultural Competency in Tuberculosis Service Delivery . . . . . .…...

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