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.

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American Indian Cancer Foundation

Project name: American Indian Cervical Cancer Screening Program

Grant Type: Priority Health Area Implementation

Project Description: The American Indian Cancer Foundation will lead partner engagement with stakeholders throughout the state and tribal communities to help define key cervical cancer screening issues. Program activities include 1) plan call-to-action forum to mobilize partners; 2) engage Minnesota American Indian health systems to participate in cervical cancer technical assistance program; 3) develop tools to assess the current knowledge, practices and systems to screen for cervical cancer; and 4) develop culturally-tailored resources to support screening efforts.

EHDI Grant Activity Outcomes: Detect breast and cervical cancer earlier among American Indian women.

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Geography and Population Served: American Indian women across the state of Minnesota.

Contact: Anne Walaszek

Street address:
615 First Avenue NE, Suite 125
Minneapolis, MN 55413
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Phone: 612-314-4848
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Executive Director: Kristine Rhodes
Phone: 612-314-4848