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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Interfaith Action of Greater Saint Paul

Project name: East Metro American Indian Diabetes

Grant Type: Priority Health Area Implementation

Project Description: The program is a collaboration of four American Indian Agencies, Saint Paul Public Schools' Indian Education, American Indian Family Center, Ain Dah Yung Center and the University of Minnesota that provides Diabetes assistance to manage their disease and offers Diabetes prevention services to the American Indian Community in the East Metro Area.

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

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Geography and Population Served: Collaborative includes American Indian youth, adults, and elders in Saint Paul, Minnesota and the surrounding East Metro area

Contact: Kathy Denman-Wilke

Street address:
1671 Summit Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105
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Phone: 651-789-3854
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Executive Director: Randi Ilyse Roth
Phone: 651-789-3842