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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GMCC Division of Indian Work

Project name: Live It! Teen Pregnancy Prevention Project

Grant Type: Priority Health Area Implementation

Project Description: The Live It! Curriculum, an age appropriate, comprehensive sexuality education curriculum is implemented with American Indian youth across Minnesota. Facilitators are trained by our staff to implement the curriculum in their already existing locations and with already existing group meetings of youth. Implementation sites are provided with a stipend to implement the Live It! Curriculum. The curriculum includes stages of life, puberty and development, rites of passage, communication skills, decision making, cost of living, healthy relationships, risk factors of sexual activity and nutrition and stress.

EHDI Grant Activity Outcomes: Outcome 1: American Indian youth and adults increase knowledge of contributors to and methods of preventing teen pregnancy Outcome 2: American Indian Youth and adults increase understanding of the issue of teen pregnancy from both a cultural/traditional and contemporary point of view Outcome 3: American Indian youth and adults increase awareness of the risk factor that impact decision making skills.

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

Priority health area(s):
Teen Pregnancy Prevention

County(s) Served:
Mille Lacs

Geography and Population Served:

Contact: Noya Woodrich

Street address:
1001 East Lake Street
Minneapolis , MN 55407-0509
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Phone: 612-722-8722
E-mail: nwoodrich@gmcc.org
Web site: www.gmcc.org/diw

Executive Director: Patina Park
Phone: 612-722-8722
E-mail: ppark@diw-mn.org