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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NorthPoint Health & Wellness Center, Inc.

Project name: EHDI Program at NorthPoint Health & Wellness Center, Inc.

Grant Type: Priority Health Area Implementation

Project Description: The Eliminating Health Disparities Program at NorthPoint Health & Wellness Center, Inc. will address disparities among the African/African American, Hispanic/Latino and Asian/Pacific Islander residents of North Minneapolis by delivering an integrated plan of care to patients identified with three of the chronic health conditions targeted in the EHDI Project (Diabetes, Heart Disease and Breast/Cervical Cancer). Through a collaborative effort involving staff from NorthPoint's clinic and Human Services operations, along with community partners, an integrated model of care that addresses the medical, socioeconomic and cultural needs of patients identified for care will be developed. Participants in the program will receive extensive care management. Community Health Workers will help individuals and families address various health care barriers and assist them in receiving culturally appropriate patient care that will allow them to achieve their health care goals and improve their over all health outcomes.

EHDI Grant Activity Outcomes: " IMPROVE the health outcomes/status of 75 patients identified with heart disease. " IMPROVE the health outcomes/status of 100 patients identified with diabetes. " All individuals with abnormal findings from breast or cervical cancer screenings will receive appropriate individualized follow-up care on a timely basis with community Health Worker support.

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

Priority health area(s):
Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening
Heart Disease and Stroke

County(s) Served:

Geography and Population Served: North Minneapolis primarily

Contact: Windy Fredkove

Street address:
1315 Penn Ave. North
Minneapolis , MN 55411
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Phone: 612-767-9918
E-mail: wfredkove@northpointinc.org
Web site: www.northpointhealth.org

Executive Director: Stella Whitney-West
Phone: 612-543-2500
E-mail: stella.whitney-west@co.hennepin.mn.us