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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Minneapolis American Indian Center

Project name: Elders Health & Wellness Program

Grant Type: Priority Health Area Implementation

Project Description: The Elder's Health & Wellness Program promotes physical activity and healthier eating habits among American Indian elders through walking club, group exercise, nutrition and cooking classes, and also supports healthy engagement in the community through social activities, learning opportunities, and field trips to cultural and other events.

EHDI Grant Activity Outcomes: 1. Reduce risk factors that can lead to diabetes and its complications. 2. Improve the health of people living with diabetes.

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

Priority health area(s):
Heart Disease and Stroke

County(s) Served:

Geography and Population Served: American Indian elders and older adults in the Twin Cities area.

Contact: Mary LaGarde-Agnew

Street address:
1530 East Franklin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55404
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Phone: 612-879-1750
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Executive Director: Mary LaGarde
Phone: 612-879-1750