Eliminating Health Disparities Initiative Grantees - State Fiscal Year 2017
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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Hennepin County Medical Center
Project name: Aqui Para Ti - Here For You
Priority Health Area Implementation
Project Description: AQUI PARA TI is a comprehensive, primary care clinic-based, healthy youth development program that provides medical care, coaching, health education, and referrals to Latino youth ages 10 to 24 and their families. APT uses a confidential, family-centered approach, protecting youth privacy while encouraging family members to work together to support the healthy development of the child. This approach, honors familism, and leverages family strengths and skills. The APT intervention functions as a “clinic within a clinic” where intensive adolescent care is delivered by a multidisciplinary team.
EHDI Grant Activity Outcomes: 1. Promote supportive and caring families. 2. Promote supportive schools. 3. Promote positive youth development.
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Geography and Population Served: Latino adolescent 10-24 years old in the Twin Cities area, predominantly the South Minneapolis area near East Lake Street, Whittier and Phillips Neighborhoods.
Contact: Suzanne Bring
701 Park Avenue
Minneapolis , MN 55415
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Web site: www.hcmc.org
Executive Director: Jon L. Pryor MD MBA, CEO