EHDI Grantees

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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Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Twin Cities

Project name: Teen Pregnancy Prevention

Grant Type: Priority Health Area Implementation

Project Description: Through the Education and Enrichment Department, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Twin Cities [BBBSGTC] will be using its core strengths as a mentoring program to reduce risk factors and increase protective factors related to teen pregnancy via increased parent-child connectedness and communication and increased opportunities for young people that help grow a sense of competence, connection and contribution.

EHDI Grant Activity Outcomes: Through enrichment activities for youth of color and their mentors/parents, BBBS will help close Minnesota's gap in teen pregnancy rates between populations of color and American Indians and whites by focusing on the following: 1. Improving the sexual health of young people. 2. Reducing the risk factors and increasing the protective factors related to teen pregnancy.

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

Priority health area(s):
Teen Pregnancy Prevention

County(s) Served:

Geography and Population Served: Serving multiple populations of youth ages 12-19 in the Twin Cities Metro Area.

Contact: Maypahou Ly

Street address:
2550 University Avenue West Suite 410N
Saint Paul, MN 55114
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Phone: 651-789-2412
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Executive Director: Michael Goar
Phone: 651-789-2461