EHDI Grantees

Eliminating Health Disparities Initiative Grantees - State Fiscal Year 2017

The Eliminating Health Disparity Initiative (EHDI) is a grants-based program administered by the Minnesota Department of Health Center for Health Equity. EHDI was established during 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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Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe Health Division - Nursing Department

Project name: LLBO Family Spirit Home-Visiting Program

Grant Type: Priority Health Area Implementation

Project Description: This project’s priority health areas is infant mortality, supporting Native American families through pregnancy to early childhood by implementing an evidence based and culturally tailored home visiting intervention curriculum by LLBO Health Educators.

EHDI Grant Activity Outcomes: To provide Home Visiting Intervention Services to 50 Native American Parent Participants from pregnancy to 3 years post-partum through the utilization of the evidence based practice- Family Spirit Program and its six core curriculum components.

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

Priority health area(s):
Infant Mortality

County(s) Served:

Geography and Population Served: Native American infants and mothers within the Leech Lake Reservation Service Area in the counties of Beltrami, Cass, Itasca and Hubbard.

Contact: Vince Rock

Street address:
115 6th Ave. NW, Suite E
Cass Lake , MN 56633
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Executive Director: Carrie Jones, Tribal Chairwoman
Phone: 218-335-8200