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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Minnesota Academy of Pediatrics Foundation

Project name: Invest in Health for New and First Americans

Grant Type: Priority Health Area Implementation

Project Description: Invest in Health for New and First Americans will partner pediatric clinicians and community-based organizations in their area to improve adolescent and childhood immunization rates in two target communities with a focus on improving immunization rates of Somali, Karen and/or Native Americans living in the communities. The project will support training of new Community Health Workers (CHWs) in the target communities to be paired with participating clinics in increasing culturally appropriate health education and services at two greater MN clinics/communities. Specific objectives will be to increase rates of 1+HPV (first dose) among pre-adolescents <13 years of age in participating communities; improve rates of childhood immunizations (4:3:1 series) among children <24 months of age among participating communities; and possibly increases in adult vaccination rates (parent of children/pre-adolescents) if that is selected in the target communities.

EHDI Grant Activity Outcomes: Implement inclusive planning to identify two target communities by November 1, 2016.

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Geography and Population Served: Two rural communities in South Central, Southwest, Southeast, Northeast or Northwest Minnesota

Contact: Katherine Cairns

Street address:
1043 Grand Ave. #544
Saint Paul, MN 55105
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Phone: 651-402-2056
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Executive Director: Katherine Cairns
Phone: 651-402-2056