Health Programs for Well-Being

Discover our comprehensive health programs designed to address various aspects of well-being, empowering individuals to lead healthier lives.

Empower Yourself with GHEAD Health Programs

Join our initiative to raise awareness about mental health, substance use, and holistic well-being. Discover resources, support, and community connections for a healthier, happier you.

Mental Health Stigma Reduction

Foster understanding and support within the Central Ohio immigrant/refugee communities and service providers.

We accomplish this through:

  • Increasing awareness about mental health issues and dispelling stereotypes. 
  • Providing educational programs to equip individuals, families, and communities with the knowledge to access mental health services. 
  • Building a supportive community for individuals dealing with mental health challenges
  • Provide cultural competence training for service providers

This program seeks to reduce the stigma surrounding mental illnesses in the Central Ohio immigrant community, enhance community support, and improve access to treatment and recovery. 

Substance Abuse & Addiction Prevention

Empower service providers, families, and individuals in the prevention of substance abuse and addiction.

We accomplish this through:

  • Providing substance abuse and addiction education, awareness, and prevention outreach to immigrant communities
  • Providing cultural competence training to substance abuse and addiction service providers and equipping them with the knowledge and tools they need to provide culturally appropriate substance abuse and education services to Ohio’s immigrant communities.  
  • And connecting individuals and families to relevant services for substance abuse and addiction prevention, treatment, and recovery.

This program focuses on preventing substance abuse and addiction and ensuring those affected by it access appropriate treatment and support.

Youth Leadership

Cultivate leadership and resilience in youth and parents through specialized training and events.

We accomplish this through:

  • Youth leadership and resilience training to empower youth and parents with the skills and mindset needed for leadership and resilience.
  • Connect youth with higher education and employment opportunities
  • And supporting youth-led health and education initiatives.


This program focuses on foster leadership and resilience among youth and parents through targeted training and events.

Youth Sport Initiatives

Reduce youth risk behaviors and improve youth physical and mental health.

We accomplish this through:

  • Supporting community/parent-led youth sports initiatives that support over 500 youth by sponsoring local soccer events and sports gear/equipment (i.e., uniforms).
  • Sharing youth risk awareness materials with youth, coaches, parents, and community leaders. 
  • And connect youth and parents with health, education, and other basic services

Our valued partnership with the Columbus Soccer League enhances the reach and impact of these events, fostering a sense of unity and community spirit.

Community Empowerment Program

GHEAD hosts/cohosts a series of carefully curated and need-based community events every year.

We accomplish this through:

  • Community members led mental health, substance abuse, addiction, and suicide prevention discussions that harness lived experiences 
  • Faith-based Friday sermons at various Masjids which are designed to reduce mental and behavioral health stigma and encourage seeking treatment for these illnesses 
  • Parent social media safety and digital literacy training 
  • Parents nights
  • International Women’s Day Event
  • Somali Health Fair
  • Somali Graduation event
  • College night

This program focuses on engaging with the community through a diverse array of events designed to address vital issues and foster a sense of unity.

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