HeRISA’s Take on Community Health Engagement for Somali Americans

As described above, community health engagement between the Somali-American community and stakeholders such as the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) community engagement efforts are already taking place. However, HeRISA believes that we can take this engagement to another level by ensuring a more equitable community health engagement where the Somali-American health professionals are increasingly involved in order to make sure that this engagement is culturally appropriate one.

HeRISA and its team are willing to take part in our endeavors to reshape this piece of work which may subsequently contribute to the reduction of the health disparities that Somali-Americans are facing.