Somali caseworker cultural mediator, standing in front of a window, smiling.

Somali CCM – Helping ICU patients understand goals of care at HMC

The Community Housecalls program is celebrating its 30th anniversary in May 2024. As part of this celebration, we created a series of short videos highlighting each member of the Community Housecalls team.

Anab Abdullahi, Somali Caseworker Cultural Mediator at Harborview Medical Center.

This is a short video introduction to Anab Abdullahi, a Somali Caseworker Cultural Mediator (CCM) at Harborview Medical Center. Anab describes her role working with Somali patients to navigate Harborview Medical Center ICU and in-patient services. Anab helps patients and providers understand the goals of care and guides everyone to be on the same page. Anab builds trust with her patients so she can do early intervention and prevent long and costly stays.