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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YWCA of Minneapolis

Project name: YWCA of Minneapolis Girls & Youth Programs

Grant Type: Priority Health Area Implementation

Project Description: YWCA of Minneapolis Girls & Youth Programs prepare urban youth to be leaders, learners and creators of change through culturally specific youth development programs focused on health, school and career success. This project provides gender specific comprehensive sexual health education to Asian American, Native American, Latino and African American youth with a focus on girls.

EHDI Grant Activity Outcomes: - 70% of youth will demonstrate knowledge of pregnancy prevention, STI and HIV/AIDS prevention, and/or misconceptions they had will be corrected (middle and high school only) - 70% of youth will improve or maintain a positive attitude towards school - 70% of youth demonstrate knowledge of the importance of delaying pregnancy until they have completed their educational goals. - 70% of youth articulate the intention to complete high school - 70% of youth articulate the intention to pursue post-secondary education

Racial/ethnic group(s) to be served:
African/African American
American Indian
Asian/Pacific Islander

Priority health area(s):
Teen Pregnancy Prevention

County(s) Served:

Geography and Population Served: 480 youth age 9-18 attending Minneapolis Public Schools  primarily youth of color from low income households. The majority of youth will be in middle school and 65% will be girls.

Contact: Mark Campbell

Street address:
1130 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis , MN 55403
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Phone: 612-215-4362
E-mail: mcampbell@ywcampls.org
Web site: www.ywcampls.org

Executive Director: Becky Roloff
Phone: 612-332-0501