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Somali Health Board

Reduce Health Disparities

Somali Health Board

Full Description

The Somali Health Board’s mission is to reduce health disparities of the Somali immigrants and refugees and to and improve health outcomes within the communities by:
Advocating for and ensuring culturally/religiously appropriate and relevant policies and services within the health systems
Developing and implementing meaningful partnership with the health systems
Developing mutual education for providers and community leaders
The Somali Health Board envisions partnership and collaboration in which the health systems and service providers work together with the Somali communities and Somali health professionals to promote positive health outcomes.
To create a forum to build relationships between health systems (hospitals, community health centers, public health), services (food banks, housing ) and the wider Somali community
To identify key health conditions, concerns and questions impacting the community
To identify and address systems issues that impact access and the Somali experience of the health care and treatment
To provide opportunities for mutual learning and education
To act as an advisory group to offer recommendations to health and governmental systems to better serve the Somali population throughout the state
To create a space for Somali health professionals to work together
To empower and mentor and guide the youth to pursue health related careers