Learn more about WellShare through individual impact stories, posts about our Community Health Workers, outreach, and various community events!

Recent Program Posts

11/22/2020

Fostering Wellbeing in Times of Uncertainty

“I can’t think of a better time to use mind-body connection than the times we’re in right now because of…


11/18/2020

Home Visiting Early Childhood Specialist – (WellShare PAT program)

Position Summary As a Home Visiting Early Childhood Specialist with the Parents as Teachers team, you will provide home visits…

10/16/2020

Wellshare and the Karen Organization of Minnesota by Sadia Ahmed

Wellshare and the Karen Organization of Minnesota (KOM) first started our partnership in 2013. Although our work has evolved over…


09/24/2020

COVID-19 Response Community Health Worker

Position Summary Join a dynamic team building a new way of community health programming and social change work to address…

09/17/2020

Text Message Support for Smoking Cessation during Ramadan: A Focus Group Study

“Ramadan offers a unique window of opportunity to intervene upon smoking for Somali Muslim immigrant men, for whom rates of…


09/04/2020

COVID-19 Response Program Director

COVID-19 Response Program Director WellShare International Job Announcement Title COVID-19 Response Program Director Classification Full -Time (.80 – 1.0 FTE)…

09/03/2020

Mindfulness in Community Health Work

Deqa Adan Thanks to a Minneapolis Foundation grant, WellShare Community Health Worker Deqa Adan participated in a week long Mind…


08/19/2020

COVID-19 Community Engagement Campaign Results

In late March, Islamic Civic Society of America (ICSA), Open Path Resources (OPR), and Wellshare International joined forces to embark…

08/06/2020

CUHCC Mobile Testing x Wellshare International

Community-University Health Care Center (CUHCC) and Wellshare International have been collaborating and doing work together for some time now, including…


07/21/2020

Speaking of Family Health on Kaly Radio

Earlier this summer, Abdirahman Mahamud, Program Coordinator, and Adar Kahin, Community Organizer, had the lovely opportunity to sit down with…

07/08/2020

Intern Spotlight: Meet Maegi!

Meet Maegi Yang! Maegi was an Administration and Development Intern at WellShare before she became our Administrative and Data Coordinator….


07/02/2020

Inspired to Lead: Asha’s Story

Asha is a Community Health Worker (CHW), a leader and role model in WellShare’s The Young Achievers (TYA) after school…

06/15/2020

A Survive and Thrive Success: Flora’s Story

Flora grew up in a rural village in Tanzania. At sixteen, she became pregnant. The child’s father fled the village….


06/15/2020

WellShare Update: Racism and COVID-19

WellShare pledges to our community and partner organizations, to create a future in which ALL people have the right to…

05/05/2020

Helping the Fight to Prevent COVID-19: Sungwa’s Story

Sungwa was an 18-year-old single mother in Nkololo, Tanzania. She was forced to drop out of school and was struggling…


04/21/2020

A Community Health Worker’s Impact: Fadhiya’s Story

Fadhiya is a mother of four children between the ages of 7 and 18 years. She and her family immigrated…

04/21/2020

WellShare’s Tanzania COVID-19 Response

As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads across the globe, our staff in Tanzania are preparing themselves and the community in the…


04/16/2020

International Women’s Day and the Importance of Women’s Health

As many of you may know, March 8th was International Women’s Day. It is a day meant to recognize the…

03/19/2020

A Day in the Life of Outreach with Our Community Health Worker – Abdirahman

Community outreach plays a major role in operations here at WellShare. Our Community Health Workers go into the field on…


02/07/2020

Spacing Pregnancies Program for East African and Karen Communities (SPEAK)

Here at WellShare, our Reproductive Health Program, SPEAK, includes both the Somali Child Spacing Program and the Karen Child Spacing…