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Medical Needs and Healthcare Services for the Somali Community in the Twin Cities

The Confederation of the Somali Community in Minnesota (CSCM) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit mutual assistance association created in 1994 by Somali leaders to assist in meeting the self-sufficiency needs of Somali refugees. Research was needed on the medical and healthcare needs of Somali people residing in the Twin Cities. The key research focus for the study was determining whether there is a discrepancy between the medical needs and available healthcare services within the Somali community. Ifrah Mohamed, a graduate student in the School of Social Work, conducted a literature review and held interviews and focus groups with Somali residents. The results are being used to advocate for different or improved services to meet the healthcare needs of the Somali community.

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Confederation of the Somali Community in Minnesota
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