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.

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Annex Teen Clinic

Project name: Annex REACH Project

Grant Type: Priority Health Area Implementation

Project Description: The REACH Project focuses on teen pregnancy prevention and reducing HIV/STI health disparities. The REACH Project focuses outreach and education efforts in African American communities, specifically adolescents in grades 4-12, and young adults through age 21, living in North Minneapolis, which includes the 55411 zip code area and surrounding neighborhoods.

EHDI Grant Activity Outcomes: 1. Improve the sexual health of adolescents and young adults in North Minneapolis. 2. Reduce the risk factors and increase the protective factors related to unintended teen pregnancy for adolescents and young adults in North Minneapolis.

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

Priority health area(s):
HIV/AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Teen Pregnancy Prevention

County(s) Served:

Geography and Population Served: African American youth grades 4-12 in North Minneapolis Zip 55411

Contact: Brooke Thomson

Street address:
5810 42nd Ave North
Robbinsdale , MN 55422
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Phone: 763-235-1981
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Executive Director: Brian Russ
Phone: 763-533-1316