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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Cedar Riverside People’s Center dba People’s Center Health Services

Project name: Project HEART

Grant Type: Priority Health Area Implementation

Project Description: The purpose of Project HEART (Health Education, Assessment, Referral and Treatment)is to provide education for patients about diabetes and cardiovascular care, through outreach and education by bilingual community liaisons, community and group education sessions with a spiritual leader.

EHDI Grant Activity Outcomes: 1. To increase the number of diabetic patients with controlled diabetes (Hemoglobin A1C less than 0%) by 5% from baseline. 2. To increase the number of patients with optimal cardiovascular care by 5% from baseline. 3. To provide 1:1 education and outreach to 50 patients with uncontrolled diabetes, 20 patients who do not have optimal cardiovascular care and 30 patients at risk of developing these conditions. 4. To provide resources necessary for behavior change, including spiritual support, free exercise and nutrition classes and patient/family advocate groups and educational materials, including an East African cookbook. These objectives will be achieved through a minimum of 36 exercise classes, 40 nutrition classes, 7 family/patient advocate group meetings, five community workshops and one heart-healthy Iftar meal held at the mosque for 200 members of the community.

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Geography and Population Served: Somali, Muslim patients living in South Minneapolis.

Contact: Sahra Noor

Street address:
425 20th Street South
Minneapolis, MN 55454
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Phone: 612-332-4973
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Executive Director: Sahra Noor
Phone: 612-332-4973