Sacramento, CA, May 6, 2017- Rise to Health will hold a Healthy Hmong Family Day to educate the emerging Hmong community in the greater Sacramento area the importance of living a healthy lifestyle and disease prevention. According to the 2010 U.S. Census:
• California have the largest Hmong population in the United States, 91,224.
• In the greater Sacramento area the Hmong population is 26,996
• Hmong are six to seven times more likely than non-Hispanic and Whites to have liver cancer due to Hepatitis B.
• 13.4% of Hmong lack health coverage in Sacramento county.
The event will have the following:
• Speakers: Dr. Chor Vang from Kaiser Permanente Mayor Steve Ly of Elk Grove
Sacramento Board Trustee Mai Vang
• Health Screening
• Community health organizations
• Community resources
• Free farmer’s market
• Free lunch
• Fun Activities for all ages
LOCATION: LDS CHURCH, 7401 24TH STREET, SACRAMENTO, CA 95822
DATE: SATURDAY, MAY 6, 2017
TIME: 10:00 AM TO 2:00 PM
Media Contact: Vue Yang (916-573-1196), Vaming Xiong (916-838-5614)
Rise to Health is a faith based non-profit organization sponsored by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints. Our mission is to collaborate with community partners in promoting health focused awareness within the Southeast Asian Community by educating and empowering these communities to take charge of their health.