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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Saint Paul Area Council of Churches
Project name: East Metro American Indian Diabetes Collaborative
Priority Health Area Implementation
Project Description: The East Metro American Indian Diabetes Collaborative includes the Saint Paul Area Council of Churches Department of Indian Work, Ain Dah Yung (Our Home) Center, American Indian Family Center, and the University of Minnesota. The Collaborative exists to empower our American Indian community to prevent and manage diabetes, reducing its incidence and effects. Our objectives are to improve the health status of people with diabetes and reduce the risk factors that can lead to diabetes and its complications. We focus on helping people develop and maintain healthy lifestyles through a variety of activities for all ages: family meals, medical check-ups, Talking Circles, family physical activity events, youth leadership development, classroom workshops, Native dance, and more.
EHDI Grant Activity Outcomes: --80% of 100 active participants in the Family Education Diabetes Series show positive health/behavior change (improved metabolic control, weight loss, improved diet, increased physical activity).
--30% of 50 families in the Family Education Diabetes Series show measurably increased use of meal planning and healthy eating.
--1,000 American Indian community members receive messages about the importance of diabetes detection, who is at risk, and how to prevent the disease.
--8-10 youth participants in Diabetes Prevention Talking Circles will demonstrate increased awareness and incorporation of diabetes prevention actions into their lifestyle.
--100% of youth and adults who participate in the diabetes prevention workshop at the annual Tobacco Prevention and Wellness Symposium will increase their awareness of diabetes and the importance of diabetes detection and prevention.
--75% of 65 students participating in the Diabetes Education in Tribal Schools classroom sessions will increase awareness of diabetes and develop healthier lifestyles.
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Geography and Population Served: American Indian youth, adults, and elders in Saint Paul, MN and the surrounding east metro area.
Contact: Rev. Patricia Lull
1671 Summit Avenue
Saint Paul , MN 55105
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Web site: www.spacc.org
Executive Director: Rev. Patricia Lull