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).
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Project name: Raices, Youth Development Program
Priority Health Area Implementation
Amount of Grant:
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
Geography and Population Served: Latino immigrant families, primarily living in the urban core of Minneapolis.
Contact: Roxana Linares
1915 Chicago Avenue South
Minneapolis , MN 55404
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Web site: www.centromn.org
Executive Director: Roxana Linares
Grant manager: Jose Gonzalez | 651-201-5818 | Jose.Gonzalez@state.mn.us