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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St. Stephen’s Human Services

Project name: Kateri Residence

Grant Type: Priority Health Area Implementation

Project Description: Kateri Residence works to eliminate health disparities and advance health equity by ensuring clients have access to health opportunities and stable housing. EHDI funding will expand the Kateri Public Health Nurse’s hours in order to provide enhanced health prevention services to Kateri Residence women and their children to eliminate health disparities and advance health equity within the American Indian community.

EHDI Grant Activity Outcomes: GOAL: To improve health equity, quality of life and well-being of Kateri residents and their children through the promotion of healthy behaviors and access to timely and quality preventive health services, screenings and immunizations. 1. After 6 months of program enrollment, 75% of women at Kateri will receive a well-woman exam including recommended breast and cervical cancer screenings. 2. After 6 months of program enrollment, 75% of women at Kateri will receive screening for sexually transmitted infections. 3. After 6 months of program enrollment, 90% of children at Kateri will be up to date on recommended immunizations for their age, and 90% of women at Kateri will have a review and discussion of recommended immunizations with the Kateri PHN upon program intake.

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Geography and Population Served: Members of the American Indian community in Hennepin County.

Contact: Annie Wells

Street address:
2309 Nicollet Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55404
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Phone: 612-874-0311
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Executive Director: Gail Dorfman
Phone: 612-870-2278