Osman Gabure, a family nurse practitioner (FNP) at United Neighborhood Health Services, received the Local Hero Award from the Clinicians’ Network of the National Health Care for the Homeless Council at the organization’s annual conference and policy symposium in Kansas City.
He was honored for providing compassionate, dedicated health care services to homeless patients and for advocating on their behalf. He is one of only four people in the United States to be honored with a 2012 Local Hero Award.
Gabure arrived in the United States at age 13 with his family, refugees from war-torn Somalia. In 1992, his parents went to Kenya, wanting to be closer to their native country. In 2008, he graduated with a B.S. in nursing from Tennessee State University. In 2010, he received a master’s degree from TSU and became a certified Family Nurse Practitioner. Later this year, Gabure anticipates graduating with a doctor of nursing practice degree from the University of Alabama-Huntsville.