Community Based Participatory Research


Somali Health Board has partnered with multiple organizations including Kaiser Permanente, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, and the University of Washington to inform, adapt, and co-lead community based research. In addition to partnering with other organizations, SHB conducted CBPR focused on mental health. Our research team at SHB focuses on ensuring research done in and with our community is respectful, equitable, and respects community knowledge and expertise. Although our organization recognizes that all research cannot be CBPR, we place value on involving the community at every step, allowing opportunities ownership at all times when possible, and placing high value on the expertise within the Somali community.

Support Our Work

We love to have folks get involved with our organization. Please look at the following options below to choose what applies to you.

Partners & Foundations

We team up with our partners to work together on research projects and community programs. Learn more about lecture, team research, and sponsorship opportunities.

Healthcare Professionals & Community Members

If you are a healthcare professional or community member, join us in improving our community health! Learn more about upcoming events and volunteer opportunities.


We have many opportunities for students to get involved with our work. Learn more about internships, volunteer, and event opportunities.