NACS and Powell Center for Women’s Health are carrying out Barriers to Mental Health Care for the Somali Community in Minnesota

NACS in partnership with Deborah E. Powell Center for Women's Health of University of Minnesota are researching on “Barriers to Mental Health Care for the Somali Community in Minnesota?. This innovative partnership between New Americans Community Services and Deborah E. Powell Center for Women's Health UMN is designed to develop research capacity for NACS and to initiate mental health research efforts within the Somali community. Our partnership is participatory in nature. We envision a Community- Academic Research collaboration that is inclusive in its ownership and process, assets-focused and efficient in its approach to produce increased research capacity and credible research. The long-term goal of this community-academic research collaboration is to reduce barriers to mental health care for the Somali community in Minnesota. The proposed project will be based on the tenets of Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR). This pilot project is funded by Program in Health Disparities Research, Medical School of the University of Minnesota.

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