Understanding Our Strengths, Elevating Our Priorities: Community Health Board Coalition


Grantee: Somali Health Board
Timeframe: July 2019 – June 2022 | Total Amount: $450,000

Year 1: July 2019 – June 2020. Amount: $150,000
Year 2: July 2020 – June 2021. Amount: $150,000
Year 3: July 2021 – June 2021. Amount: $150,000


Somali Health Board is the Fiscal Sponsor for Community Health Board Coalition (CHBC). The CHBC will conduct an asset-based, community-led assessment of the health priorities of eleven communities of color. This will lay the groundwork for building a comprehensive workplan and policy agenda.

CHBC will focus on: 1. Design an asset-based assessment of community priorities: Using a community-based participatory research approach, CHBC will identify assessment focus areas, data to be collected, data collection techniques, analysis approaches, and strategies to communicate back our findings to our communities. 2. Implement the assessment: Each individual community health board will implement the community assessment tool in a culturally-relevant way for their community. 3. Analyze data: The workgroup and consultant will analyze the results of the assessment and summarize findings. 4. Create a workplan for year two: By the end of year one, CHBC will plan to use assessment data to directly inform a workplan for year two that can support community-led priorities.


About Our Grantee

Somali Health Board

The Somali Health Board is a coalition of King County Somali health leaders and health systems representatives working in collaboration to improve health outcomes of Somali residents. They believe everyone in King County, regardless of their race, color or creed deserves to have a healthy and high quality of life. The work to improve health outcomes in King County Somali communities through: meaningful partnership development, mutual education of providers and community leaders, and advocating for culturally appropriate and relevant policies and services.

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