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Health Disparities Info Outreach: Somali Cultural Profile Health Disparities Info Project

This purpose of this project is to review, update and enhance the Somali Cultural Profile and create a new Somali Community Resources page on the EthnoMed website (ethnomed.org). The EthnoMed team will partner with King County?s Somali Health Board to evolve existing information to be a more accurate current reflection of the culture and health experience of Somali immigrants in the Seattle area, and more broadly in the U.S. New information will be included about health disparity issues affecting this immigrant community and resources supporting the community. The new and improved materials will be made available to a wide audience of health care providers and others seeking cultural and health information online about immigrant and refugee groups, including a sizeable audience locally. The goal of the project is to reduce health disparities by enhancing cultural understanding between medical practitioners and patients. The project will maintain the EthnoMed website as a relevant and reliable trusted source of information about Somali culture, health and community resources, in support of EthnoMed?s aim of reducing health disparities by enhancing cultural understanding between medical practitioners and patients.

Organization:
University of Washington
Department:
Health Sciences Library
Organization Type:
Academic Institution
Health Sciences Library
Funded Dates: 
Thursday, May 1, 2014 to Thursday, April 30, 2015
Funding Amount: 
$4,700
Beneficiaries: 
Librarians - Health Science
Librarians - Public/Other
Health Professionals - All Types
Disaster & Emergency Professionals/Responders
Population
Other