Eliminating Health Disparities Initiative Grantees - State Fiscal Year 2013

The Eliminating Health Disparity Initiative (EHDI) is a grants-based program administered by the Minnesota Department of Health-Office of Minority and Multicultural Health established in 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, Inc.

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: -Youth demonstrate increased knowledge of how to prevent pregnancy. -Youth learn how to protect themselves from HIV/STDs. -Youth use a condom or contraceptives when engaged in sexual activity. -Youth feel more connected to their roots and their peers. -Parents increase communications with teens; and teens increase communication with parents. -Youth demonstrate increased knowledge on how to make healthy decisions. -Youth demonstrate increased leadership skills. -Youth demonstrate improved academic achievement. -Youth graduate from high school; and enroll in post-secondary education.

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 immigrant families, primarily living in the urban core of Minneapolis.

Contact: Roxana Linares

Street address:
1915 Chicago Avenue South
Minneapolis , MN 55404
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Phone: 612-874-1412
E-mail: rlinares@centromn.org
Web site: www.centromn.org

Executive Director: Roxana Linares
Phone: 612-874-1412
E-mail: rlinares@centromn.org