2016-2017 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).
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Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe
Project name: Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program
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.
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Geography and Population Served: American Indian children aged 12-17 in Mille Lacs County.
Contact: Jeff Larson
43408 Oodena Drive
Onamia, MN 56359
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Web site: www.millelacsband.com/
Executive Director: Jeff Larson