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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Indigenous Peoples Task Force

Project name: Ikidowin Youth Peer Education and Theater

Grant Type: Priority Health Area Implementation

Project Description: Youth are instructed in a teen pregnancy curriculum, Native Students Together Against Negative Decisions (Native STAND), and learn the craft of acting. Theater performances focused on preventing teen pregnancy are then delivered to the target audience.

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

Racial/ethnic group(s) to be served:
American Indian

Priority health area(s):
Teen Pregnancy Prevention

County(s) Served:
Crow Wing
Mille Lacs

Geography and Population Served: Native American audiences in Minnesota.

Contact: Curtis Kirby III

Street address:
1335 E. 23rd st
Minneapolis, MN 55404
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Executive Director: Sharon Day
Phone: 612-721-0253