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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Peta Wakan Tipi

Project name: Peta Wakan Tipi

Grant Type: Priority Health Area Implementation

Project Description: Peta Wakan Tipi/Dream of Wild Health takes a youth-led approach to preventing, intervening and managing type 2 diabetes with an emphasis on building awareness and educating American Indian youth and their families about the causes, the symptoms and the lifestyle changes that can prevent and intervene in skyrocketing type 2 diabetes in our community. It is important to have Native people create and deliver messages about early diabetes detection and prevention in a culturally-appropriate way. Dream of Wild Health farm provides a unique asset for the Native community to access traditional teaching about healthy lifestyles as well as to grow, distribute and prepare nutritional foods.

EHDI Grant Activity Outcomes: 1) Number of American Indian community members who receive information, materials and healthy foods that provide options for American Indian people to prevent diabetes; 2) Number of DWH Youth Leaders who actively participate in creating and delivering culturally-appropriate messages in community settings; 3) Number of young people and families who learn to prepare and eat healthy, desirable and economical foods in an effort to slow obesity and pre-diabetes and improve overall health.

Racial/ethnic group(s) to be served:
American Indian

Priority health area(s):

County(s) Served:

Geography and Population Served: The urban American Indian population in the Twin Cities as well as rural and reservation Native populations. All age groups and genders.

Contact: Patricia Deinhart

Street address:
P.O. Box 68
Scandia, MN 55073
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Phone: 612-874-4200
E-mail: deinhartpc@msn.com
Web site: www.dreamofwildhealth.org

Executive Director: Diane Wilson
Phone: 612-874-4200
E-mail: diane@dreamofwildhealth.org