- About Us
- Our Approach
- Where We Work
WellShare International’s mission is to improve the health of women, children, and their communities around the world. Since 1979, WellShare has used a community health worker model on dozens of health interventions in seven countries. For the past decade, WellShare has worked with the Somali population in Minnesota on numerous health issues, including breast and cervical cancer, diabetes, elder exercise, connecting families to providers, and family planning efforts.
Through this experience, WellShare has developed key trainings for health professionals covering cultural and organizational topics.
The Somali Story: From Refugees to Minnesotans
History, Geography, Culture
East African Family Structure
Decision-Making, Family Planning, Religion
East African Cooking and Nutrition
Refugees and the American Health Care System
Somali Child Spacing and Reproductive Health Issues
Diabetes Prevention and Management in East African Culture
Community Health Workers: Bridging the Gaps
Reporting, Monitoring, and Evaluating: Creating the Logic Model and Using It
Health Research in Priority Populations
WellShare trainings are designed for 1.5–2 hour sessions, for 5–20 people. These sessions cost $750 and are customized to the intended audience. Sessions may include PowerPoint presentations, handouts, short films, and/or information packets and are led by WellShare staff, usually a program manager and a Somali community health worker. If you would like to schedule a session, please contact us.