NPR's Latino USA finds media is a tool for healing Somali immigrants
Often, when immigrants or refugees resettle in the U.S. they tend to congregate in order to create their own mini-communities. While this gives them a local safety net, it also means that certain communities have issues unique to their immigrant demographic. As part of Latino USA’s ongoing New American Voices series, reporter Andrew Stelzer presents the story of Minneapolis’ Somali community and the mental health issues being addressed by a community coming from war using local media as part of New Routes to Community Health.
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This report (PDF 3.8MB) offers guidance for community organizations and those who fund social change in how best to harness the power of local media-making for community health improvement. Spanish-language version is now available. Una versión en español de este informe esta en la web.