EHDI Grantees

2016-2019 EHDI Grantees

The Eliminating Health Disparity Initiative (EHDI) is a grants-based program administered by the Minnesota Department of Health Center for Health Equity. EHDI was established during the 2001 Legislative session. The goal of EHDI is to improve the health status of Populations of Color and American Indians (POC/AI). Use the drop-down menus below to learn more about current EHDI grantees and their grant-funded programs.

Grant Type Priority Health Area Serving Residents
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YWCA of Minneapolis

Project name: YWCA of Minneapolis Girls & Youth Programs

Grant Type: Priority Health Area Implementation

Project Description: The Eliminating Health Disparities Initiative project of YWCA of Minneapolis reduces health disparities in teen pregnancy through comprehensive research-based sexual health education integrated into long-term research-based youth development programs that reduce risk factors and increase protective factors associated with teen pregnancy. The project brings together four YWCA Girls and Youth programs preparing young people to become learners, leaders and creators of change so they graduate from high school ready for college and careers. Culturally responsive gender-specific groups have a focus of serving middle school youth attending Minneapolis Public Schools.

EHDI Grant Activity Outcomes: 1. Improve the sexual health of young people. 2. Reduce risk factors and increase protective factors related to teen pregnancy.

Racial/ethnic group(s) to be served:
African/African American
American Indian
Asian/Pacific Islander
Serving multiple populations

Priority health area(s):
Teen Pregnancy Prevention

County(s) Served:

Geography and Population Served: Middle school and high school age youth in Hennepin County, primarily Minneapolis.

Contact: Mark Campbell

Street address:
1130 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis , MN 55403
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Phone: 612-215-4362
Web site:

Executive Director: Mary Jones (Interim President and CEO)
Phone: 612-332-0501