EHDI Grantees

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).

Grant Type Priority Health Area Serving Residents
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Centro Tyrone Guzman

Project name: Raices Youth Development Program

Grant Type: Priority Health Area Implementation

Project Description: The Raices Youth Development Program is a successful evidence-based multi-component youth development program that reduces the likelihood of pregnancy among low-income Latino teens in Minneapolis.

EHDI Grant Activity Outcomes: 1. Identify new cases of HIV and/or STD infections through increasing HIV and STD screening and testing among members of high risk groups. 2. Reduce the rate of new infections of HIV and/or STDs through reducing risky sexual behaviors. 3. Improve the sexual health of young people, reduce the risk factors and increase the protective factors related to teen pregnancy.

Racial/ethnic group(s) to be served:

Priority health area(s):
HIV/AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Teen Pregnancy Prevention

County(s) Served:

Geography and Population Served: Latino and Latina youth in Minneapolis.

Contact: Roxana Linares

Street address:
1915 Chicago Avenue South
Minneapolis , MN 55404
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Phone: 612-874-1412
Web site:

Executive Director: Roxana Linares
Phone: 612-874-1412