WellShare International

Mission Statement

Partnering with diverse communities to promote health and well-being.

Impact and Programs

Accomplishments Our programs continue to have a wide-spread impact on health outcomes in the Twin Cities, as well as in Uganda and Tanzania. Our emphasis on health education and prevention has impacted the communities we serve in a multitude of ways. Through 103 outreach activities, 2,551 East Africans learned about the dangers of tobacco use and organized to support smoke-free policies in public areas. Responding to the Somali community’s disproportionately high diabetes rate, WellShare offered hypertension screenings. Over 250 adults were screened for hypertension. In Tanzania, We engaged nearly 25,000 people on relevant health issues such as, cholera, childbirth, breastfeeding, and infant care. Our program in Uganda continued to increase access to counseling and contraceptive choice. In 2018, 800 clients were trained to competently self-administer injectable contraceptives. We also connected with over 110 women and girls in communities impacted by female genital cutting (FGC). We learned about beliefs and awareness of FGC and provided education about the health risks, emotional trauma, and criminal penalties associated with the practice.
Current Goals Our goals for this fiscal year are to develop and execute programs with significant health impact for people in diverse communities. We will continue to support existing programs, such as the Youth Achievers Program, Family Home Visiting, and SPEAK (Spacing Pregnancies for East African and Karen communities), and also to launch new programs that address relevant issues, such as Science Cafes. We aim to strengthen strategic partnerships with in the communities we serve, as well as with the public sector and other allied organizations. Lastly, it is our goal to maintain operational excellence and ensure that our resources are used to achieve the greatest possible impact. We approach this through effective communication both internally and externally, continuous evaluation of our programs, and governance that is mission-oriented and emphasizes diverse representation.
Community or Constituency Served Immigrant populations primarily in the Twin Cities, e.g. Somali, Latino, Karen.
Geographic Area Served We have ongoing programs in the Twin Cities metropolitan area, as well as in Uganda, and Tanzania.

Reports & Finances

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Notes from the Council

Organization Last Reviewed on 12/30/2019

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122 W Franklin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55404
Phone: 6122303252

General Information

Alternative Name: MIHV, Minnesota International Health Volunteers
EIN: 41-1397062
Principal Staff: Michelle Heerey
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE): 21
Volunteer Opportunities: Yes
Number of Clients: 30,000
Ruling Year: 1981


Board Chair: Tom LeFevere
Number of Board Members: 15
Board Meetings with Quorum: 4
Average Member Attendance: 4.8

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