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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Neighborhood HealthSource

Project name: Breast & Cervical Cancer Screening & Follow-up Care

Grant Type: Priority Health Area Implementation

Project Description: Neighborhood HealthSource will focus on reducing health disparities in late stage breast and cervical cancer detection and mortality rates among high risk populations in North and Northeast Minneapolis by improving screening rates among our patient base, inviting neighbors to be screened via community outreach, and ensuring follow-up for abnormal results using a proven best-practice approach.

EHDI Grant Activity Outcomes: Our objective is to eliminate disparities in our breast and cervical cancer screening and follow-up care rates by: 1) Improving the medical care given to of women of color who have abnormal findings from breast or cervical cancer screening; and 2) Detecting breast and cervical cancer earlier by increasing breast and cervical cancer screening rates among the 2,053 women who comprise our priority population.

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Geography and Population Served: African American and Latina women in North and Northeast Minneapolis

Contact: Abbie Zahler

Street address:
3300 Fremont Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN 55412
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Phone: 612-287-2427
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Executive Director: Steven J. Knutson
Phone: 612-287-2428