The Healthy Communities Program at SomaliCAN utilizes the Unified Health Communication Approach and consists of the following components:

Community Health Literacy: health literacy information on disease prevention, access to primary care, healthy eating, active living, stress reduction, prescription access, patient advocacy, and language assistance.

Provider Services: Cultural Competency Training, Somali Interpretation and Translation and Advice on Resolving Specific Issues with Patients. Providers contact us for mediation on issues ranging from not being able to convince patients to follow treatment recommendations to asking for clarification on a cultural or religious issue.

Healthcare Reform: SomaliCAN is actively participated in the campaign for healthcare reform to achieve quality coverage for more people. Included in this advocacy work is also the Partnership for Prescription Access, a network of over 20 local healthcare and social service agencies to achieve access to medication for the needy under the leadership of the Columbus Neighborhood Health Centers.

Contact Details

  Website
  Person Somali Community Access Network
  City Columbus, OH
  Zip Code 43214
  Address 700 Morse Road, Suite 101
  Phone Number (614) 781-1414

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Are you looking for a certified Somali court interpreter in Ohio or across the United States? Do you have a Somali-speaking client who would benefit from the services of a highly qualified professional interpreter? Please call us today at 614-489-9226 or send us an e-mail at info@somalican.orgfor a quote and details about interpreting services.


Lunch with Leaders at Solay Bistro. 2:00 p.m. 3:30 p.m. Donald Yamamoto's prior assignments included serving as the U.5. Ambassador to the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia from November 2006 to July 2009. He also served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State in the Bureau of African Affairs from 2003 to 2006, where he was responsible for coordinating U. S. policy toward over 20 countries in east and central Africa. He served as U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Djibouti from 2000 to 2003 and was the Deputy Director for East African Affairs from 1998 to 2000.