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

Recent Program Posts

06/16/2222

Join us for a virtual event addressing the substance abuse and overdose epidemic happening within our communities.

Overdoses are the #1 cause of accidental deaths in America. According to the CDC, there were over 107,000 fatal overdoses…


06/02/2222

Hookah is not our culture

Background The use of hookah, also known as shisha, by the Somali community has become widespread in recent years. This…

05/17/2222

Mental health campaign-a NEW way to invest in community

  Leveraging our expertise in public health outreach and culturally competent care, WellShare is providing immediate community-based mental health intervention to…


05/16/2222

Americorps Vista- Data and Evaluation

Americorps Vista- Data and Evaluation ORGANIZATIONAL BACKGROUND WellShare International envisions a world where your zip code, your skin color, and…

05/04/2222

WellShare Executive Director featured on MN Public Health Association panel

WellShare Executive Director, Michelle Heerey, joins Minnesota Public Health Association panel to explore the public health response to the local…


05/04/2222

WellShare program published in Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved

We are proud to share that our Science Cafe project was recently published by the Johns Hopkins University Press in…

05/04/2222

2021 Rural Health Equity Summit

“Marginalized communities in rural areas deserve equal access to healthcare and there are significant, unique barriers to this outside the…


05/04/2222

WellShare is bringing community together

WellShare is bringing community together as we collectively navigate year three of pandemic life. We are proud to partner with…

05/04/2222

What kids really think of the vaccine

Follow along as brave Eliana gets her Covid-19 vaccine with WellShare community health workers Community health workers wear many hats. Some of…


05/04/2222

Meet our newest board members

  WellShare’s greatest asset is our people. We embrace and leverage our differences to navigate complex social and public health issues…

04/22/2222

Youth Mental Health and Substance Use

Substance use, including tobacco products such as electronic cigarettes, has increased among youth in our community. Starting in middle school,…

04/20/2222

Human Resources Generalist

Title        Human Resources Generalist Classification  Full-Time (40 hrs/week), $50,000-63,000 Benefits (3 weeks PTO, 401K option and match, health, vision, dental…


04/01/2222

Director of Strategic Initiatives 

Title        Director of Strategic Initiatives  Classification  Full -Time  Benefits (3 weeks paid PTO, 401K option and match, health, vision, dental…

04/01/2222

Board Member

BOARD OF DIRECTOR MEMBER WellShare International envisions a world where your zip code, your skin color, and your birthplace do…


03/29/2222

Community Health Worker – (Spanish speaking) – CERTIFIED

Organizational Background: WellShare International envisions a world where your zip code, your skin color, and your birthplace do not determine…

01/24/2222

Medical Billing Data Entry Specialist

Title        Medical Billing Data Entry Specialist Classification  hourly contract, 10-20 hours/week at $20/hr No Benefits  Reports to Program Manager Schedule …


12/23/2121

Program Manager- Family Home Visiting

Summary WellShare International WellShare envisions a world where your zip code, your skin color, and your birthplace do not determine…

12/10/2121

Community Health Worker (Spanish speaking)

Community Health Worker Title:  Community Health Worker Employment Status:  Full-time, 40 hours/week, non-exempt (1.0 FTE) (also considering part-time 0.5 FTE, 20 hours per…


11/24/2121

Thanksgiving from an immigrant perspective

Food, family, and full are words commonly used to describe Thanksgiving by Americans. Yet this holiday is certainly loaded with…

11/24/2121

Home Visiting Early Childhood Specialist – Community Health Worker

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


10/28/2121

Mental Health Resources

WellShare recognizes mental health as foundational to physical health and optimal wellbeing. Mental health issues and interventions are often stigmatized in…

10/22/2121

Paying it forward

Nkwimba Kiyumbi firmly holds a child in each arm while gazing into the camera. The only family she has left in…


10/20/2121

Certified Community Health Worker (hiring bonus offered)

Title:  Community Health Worker – CERTIFIED Employment Status:  Part Time and Full-time positions available, non-exempt. Geographic Coverage: St Cloud, Mankato and Twin…

09/23/2121

What iPad learning, banking and soap making all have in common

Barriers can be seen as physical obstacles or circumstances preventing movements or access. While many single mothers, divorcees, and widows…


09/23/2121

WellShare expands to greater MN

Whenever there is a call for action, WellShare does not shy away from creating a community where quality health care…

08/26/2121

A Staggering Loss of Human Life

Addiction is an equal opportunity affliction that affects people regardless of race, economic standing, education, and geography. August is Overdose…


08/17/2121

Diary of An Anxious Black Woman Entry #5: It’s Never too Late to ask For Help

In the last entry, I explained the struggles I went through in college and how they pushed me to find…

07/28/2121

Events and Development Internship

Compensation: this is an unpaid internship Location: remote Hours: approximately 10-20 hours per week, with potential for more hours as…


07/20/2121

Community Health Works!

WellShare’s slogan, “Community Health Works!” rings true in all of our programs. In Tanzania, our community health worker (CHW) model…

07/20/2121

Vaping: Creating Awareness and Hoping for a Change

Vaping products have been the most commonly used tobacco product among U.S. youth since 2014. This is a result of…


07/13/2121

Administration and Development Intern

Administration and Development Intern In this role, you will provide valuable and critical support to the organization’s Administration and Development…

07/08/2121

Diary of An Anxious Black Woman Entry #3: Your Own Worst Enemy

When struggling with anxiety, it can feel like you are your own worst enemy. This feeling can be overwhelming when…


06/24/2121

Program Coordinator

POSITION SUMMARY This Program Coordinator (PC) is responsible for coordinating components of WellShare programs and contracts, primarily related to work…

06/22/2121

Beyond Surviving

Single mothers in Tanzania face many obstacles in obtaining an education, health services, and employment opportunities. In response to this…


06/15/2121

Director of Community Health Worker Hub– Mankato Area

Title Director of Community Health Worker Hub– Mankato Area Classification Full -Time (.80-1.0 FTE) Benefits (3 weeks paid PTO, 401K…

06/15/2121

Community Health Worker (Mankato, Minnesota)

Position: Community Health Worker  Reports to: Manager or Director Location: Mankato, Minnesota (Nicolett, LeSueur, Blue Earth, Brown, Waseca and Nobles)…


06/11/2121

Diary of an Anxious Black Woman: The Young Mind

When I was younger, my hands would tremble and become numb when I was nervous about something. It happened right…

05/26/2121

Diary of an Anxious Black Woman: Generational Trauma, let’s talk about it!

As we bring Mental Health Awareness Month to a close, it’s vital  to touch on the importance of access to…


05/14/2121

The saving pillar

“When mothers are saved, babies are saved, when babies are saved, families are saved. It’s saving the pillar of their…

04/27/2121

A Ramadan reflection

There’s a reason why I emerge after Ramadan as a better human being; what I get is based on what…


02/15/2121

Who are the Karen?

“Seeing the photos of Karen people running again just breaks our hearts and we feel traumatized” shares Hsa, a WellShare Community…

01/21/2121

Cervical Cancer Awareness Month by Sadia Ahmed

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness month and here at Wellshare we would like to continue to spread this awareness. The…


01/08/2121

Tobacco & Our Youth by Sadia Ahmed

Youth tobacco use has been an ongoing phenomenon for quite some time now. Tobacco companies have unfortunately executed many successful,…

12/16/2020

Child Spacing Video – Wellshare x Amin Arts

Written by Sadia Ahmed Family planning and child spacing in the Somali community has historically been a taboo topic of…


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…

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)…

Tobacco & Our Youth by Sadia Ahmed