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Trusted Partners Help Minneapolis Somali Community Get Vaccinated

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recognized Kulan Center’s work for the community as a trusted partner in the nationwide effort to combat the pandemic.

Kulan Center will publish Community Health Survey report and share its findings.

“A grant from the National Association of County and City Health Officials helped MHD increase uptake of COVID-19 and other vaccines by enabling the agency to provide its partners with strategies and tips for effectively working with Somali residents. The grant also funded MHD’s contract with the non-profit Kulan Center to survey 50 Somali families about their barriers to and facilitators for getting a COVID-19 vaccination. Key Takeaway “Approach the community with empathy and understanding, and acknowledge the historical trauma. Share the facts but leave it up to them whether or not to vaccinate,” Ms. Noor advises. “Establishing trust is the key.” #vaccinations #health. – CDC

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