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).
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American Indian Family Center
Project name: Wakanyeja Kin Wakan Pi (Our Children are Sacred)
Priority Health Area Implementation
Amount of Grant:
Project Description: The project goal is to reduce infant mortality by improving the health status of women before, during and between pregnancies and improving the health and safety of infants from birth to age one.
EHDI Grant Activity Outcomes: Preassessment, Attendance, and post-assessment of childbirth education, parenting education and/or early childhood education, nutrition education, completion of a home safety checklist and injury prevention education, SIDS/safe sleep education, secondhand smoke education, shaken baby prevention education, car seat safety education.
Referrals as needed to prenatal and well child health care, breastfeeding and lactation support, nutrition resources such as WIC and food stamps.
Screening and assessment for intimate partner violence and maternal mental and chemical health and referrals to services as needed.
Racial/ethnic group(s) to be served:
Priority health area(s):
Geography and Population Served: American Indian women who are pregnant or parenting children under the age of 1 in St Paul and the East Metro surrounding area.
Contact: Jessica Gourneau
579 Wells St
St Paul, MN 55130
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Web site: www.aifc.net
Executive Director: Michelle Thompson-Tuttle (Interim Director)
Grant manager: Erica Fishman | 651-201-5819 | Erica.Fishman@state.mn.us