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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Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Twin Cities

Project name: Teen Pregnancy Prevention

Grant Type: Priority Health Area Implementation

Project Description: Through the Education and Enrichment Department, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Twin Cities [BBBSGTC] will be using its core strengths as a mentoring program to reduce risk factors and increase protective factors related to teen pregnancy via increased parent-child connectedness and communication and increased opportunities for young people that help grow a sense of competence, connection and contribution.

EHDI Grant Activity Outcomes: Through enrichment activities for youth of color and their mentors/parents, BBBS will help close Minnesota's gap in teen pregnancy rates between populations of color and American Indians and whites by focusing on the following: 1. Improving the sexual health of young people. 2. Reducing the risk factors and increasing the 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: Serving multiple populations of youth ages 12-19 in the Twin Cities Metro Area.

Contact: Maypahou Ly

Street address:
2550 University Avenue West Suite 410N
Saint Paul, MN 55114
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Phone: 651-789-2412
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Executive Director: Michael Goar
Phone: 651-789-2461