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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Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe

Project name: Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program

Grant Type: Priority Health Area Implementation

Project Description: Mille Lacs will implement a teen pregnancy prevention curriculum with Ojibwe cultural and traditional teachings to provide information and referrals to applicable healthcare services. Mille Lacs will consult with elder advisory groups to identify pregnancy concerns in relationship to cultural background and plan lesson activities to reflect understanding of racial and ethnic background of community served. Staff will also work to ensure clinical settings offer youth-friendly healthcare services that protects teens’ identities.

EHDI Grant Activity Outcomes: To reduce the risk factors and increase the protective factors related to teen pregnancy.

Racial/ethnic group(s) to be served:

Priority health area(s):

County(s) Served:
Mille Lacs

Geography and Population Served: American Indian children aged 12-17 in Mille Lacs County.

Contact: Noya Woodrich

Street address:
43408 Oodena Drive
Onamia, MN 56359
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Phone: 320-532-4163
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