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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Indian Health Board of Minneapolis

Project name: Women's Health Program and CVD Prevention Program

Grant Type: Priority Health Area Implementation

Amount of Grant: $170,000.00

Project Description: The health disparities addressed in this project are Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening and Heart Disease and Stroke. Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening (BCCS): The Womens Health Program at IHB is available to any Native American Woman between the ages of 21-64. It has been designed to detect breast and cervical cancer early and to improve the medical care given to women who have abnormal findings from breast and cervical cancer screening. Heart Disease and Stroke (HDS): The CVD prevention program at IHB is available to any (male or female) Native American over the age of 18 that is at risk for heart disease and stroke. It has been developed and implemented to aid in reducing the risk factors that can lead to heart disease and stroke and to decrease obesity by increasing physical activity and healthy eating as well as increase knowledge surrounding CVD risk factors.

EHDI Grant Activity Outcomes: BCCS: The Womens Health Program 100% of AI women with abnormal mammogram, pap or HPV results will be contacted; 80% of AI women with abnormal mammogram, pap or HPV results will receive education on appropriate medical follow-up care; 20 AI women with abnormal test results will make appointments for follow-up medical care; 20 AI women with abnormal test results will receive all appropriate diagnostic tests; 100% of AI women needing treatment will begin no more than 30 days after receiving the diagnosis; 80% of AI women submitting SAGE/MN Health Care applications will be approved; 50/50 IHB AI female patients will be contacted who are due or overdue for screening by the Womens Health Case Manager and 50 IHB AI female patients will schedule appropriate appointment; 100/200 AI women that are due or overdue for screening will be identified via direct outreach and education at AI agencies in Hennepin and Ramsey counties, 50/100 will schedule appropriate appointment. At Womens Health Days 120 AI women will receive breast and cervical cancer education, 75 AI women will receive mammograms, 100 AI women will receive pap smears, 100 AI women will receive HPV test. HDS: The CVD prevention program 300 American Indians will be aware of their risk for developing CVD; 200 American Indians will be linked to medical care; 20 AI smokers will attend at least one smoking cessation education session; 15 AI adult smokers will attend at least one smoking cessation clinic; 100% of AI smokers requesting a smoking aid prescription will receive a prescription.

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

Priority health area(s):
Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening
Heart Disease and Stroke

County(s) Served:
Hennepin
Ramsey


Geography and Population Served: American Indians in the Phillips Neighborhood of South Minneapolis.

Contact: Lois Brown

Street address:
1315 East 24th Street
Minneapolis , MN 55404
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Phone: 612-721-9863
E-mail: brownl@ihb-mpls.org
Web site: indianhealthboard.com

Executive Director: Dr. Patrick Rock
Phone: 612-721-9800
E-mail: drrock@ihb-mpls.org

Grant manager: Rosemarie Rodriguez-Hager | 651-201-5819 | Rosemarie.Rodriguez-Hager@state.mn.us