Guided by a commitment to sustainability, a desire to empower through education, and a focus on accountability, WellShare partners with communities and health care providers to design, implement, and evaluate health programs that respond to the needs of each population we serve.

Our life-changing work takes place in both Minnesota and East Africa, enabling us to reduce health disparities and provide community members with the essential knowledge and care they need to take charge of their own health.

What’s New at WellShare:

Check out our NEW 5 Minute Video!

We are thrilled to present WellShare International’s NEW video showcasing some of our programs and providing more information about our organization.

Tea & Talk/Shaah & Sheeko – Anti-Hookah Postcards

Download for free here!
The East African Smoke-Free Program has created two postcards, one in Somali and one in English, to educate about the misconceptions and harms of smoking hookah. Did you know that during a typical hookah session, a person might smoke the equivalent of 100-200 cigarettes? Smoking hookah releases carbon monoxide and heavy metals into the air and body, and has the same health consequences as smoking cigarettes and being exposed to secondhand smoke. These educational postcards are free to download here!

Perspectives on the Community Health Worker Workforce – Summary Report

Download the report for free here!
WellShare International, along with the Minnesota Community Health Worker Peer Network (a CHW collaborative program of WellShare), and in association with the Minnesota Community Health Worker Alliance is pleased to release the summary report of Perspectives on the Community Health Worker Workforce. Community health workers from across Minnesota provided information on CHW characteristics such as education and certificate completion; features of CHW jobs including service activities, work locations and support to special populations; and training interests. The study was funded by the Otto Bremer Foundation.

Who we are

Who We Are

WellShare International is a 501(c)(3) international and domestic nonprofit health organization. Our mission is to advance sustainable community health around the world, and we accomplish this using a community health worker model to reduce health disparities.
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What we do

What We Do

Our sustainable health programs are driven by strong partnerships within the community and implemented by our community health workers. By involving many different representatives of the community, we’ve been able to identify community-specific challenges and create practical solutions to address them.  Check Out Our Programs!

Get involved

Get Involved

Donations to WellShare International save lives and improve the health of women, children, and their communities around the world. Learn more about how you can get involved by making a donation, volunteering, or staying up to date on what we do by signing up for our newsletter.  Get Involved!