EHDI Grantees

2016-2017 EHDI Grantees

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). Use the drop-down menus below to learn more about current EHDI grantees and their grant-funded programs.

Grant Type Priority Health Area Serving Residents
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NorthPoint Health & Wellness Center, Inc.

Project name: NorthPoint OB Care Coordination – Phase II Program

Grant Type: Priority Health Area Implementation

Project Description: The NorthPoint OB Care Coordination–Phase II program is designed to help patients and family caregivers navigate the healthcare system by coordinating services with other qualified professionals. Through this program NorthPoint and its partners will work to improve coordination, communication and navigation across systems of care to support maternal and infant health and well-being and help new parents access the services. We will identify and address gaps that the families of color want and need while reducing duplication of services. Within its clinic setting, NorthPoint provides many resources that women and infants need to thrive including access to health care (well-child visits and immunizations; family planning; nutrition education; dental care; behavioral health & enabling services), prevention and management of health risk factors, assistance in accessing health insurance through its financial case aids; and screening and referral for domestic violence and behavioral health concerns. Collaborating partners provide additional nutrition and breast feeding education and support; case management and navigation to educational opportunities for MFIP enrollees, leading to living-wage jobs through a unique match-making process; day treatment to individuals experiencing substance abuse and mental health issues as co-occurring; and parent education/coaching along with home visits. Programming will extend NorthPoint’s current services from 6 weeks post-partum through 12 months.

EHDI Grant Activity Outcomes:

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

Priority health area(s):
Infant Mortality

County(s) Served:

Geography and Population Served: Parents and families of color in the North Minneapolis area.

Contact: D. Helene Woods

Street address:
1313 Penn Avenue North
Minneapolis , MN 55411
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Phone: 612-543-2549
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Executive Director: Stella Whitney-West
Phone: 612-543-2575