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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Mayo Clinic

Project name: No Squeeze Can Defeat Me: Mammograms for Life!

Grant Type: Priority Health Area Implementation

Project Description: “No Squeeze Can Defeat Me: Mammograms for Life” will rely on non-adherent and adherent mammographic screeners’ documented significant behavioral and attitudinal differences to guide design and delivery of interventions to increase persistent mammographic screening in the non-adherent population. Differences between screeners were ascertained through interview and surveys that examined demographic profiles and behavioral and attitudinal differences from the perspective of six theoretical models of health behavior.

EHDI Grant Activity Outcomes: Detecting breast cancer earlier by increasing the number of women who are screened for breast and cervical cancer in accordance with state or national health care guidelines.

Racial/ethnic group(s) to be served:

Priority health area(s):

County(s) Served:
Lake of the Woods
Red Lake

Geography and Population Served: Serving Red Lake Nation--Counties of Beltrami and Clearwater and tracts in seven other counties. Serving the communities of Red Lake, Redby, Ponemah, and Little Rock.

Contact: Wesley Petersen

Street address:
200 First Street, SW
Rochester, MN 55905
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Web site:

Executive Director: John H. Noseworthy
Phone: 507-284-4715