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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Community-University Health Care Center (CUHCC)

Project name: Empowering Latinas to Prevent Sexual Violence in the Commun

Grant Type: Priority Health Area Implementation

Project Description: Develop and implement peer mentor program for Latino women who have been victims of sexual/domestic violence crimes to work on sexual violence prevention in the community. The Community-University Health Care Center (CUHCC) is located in South Minneapolis Phillips Neighborhood, one of the poorest and most diverse areas in Minnesota with some of the worst health disparities and highest rates of uninsurance in the state. We will be working with Latino women who have been victims of sexual/domestic violence crimes.

EHDI Grant Activity Outcomes: 1. Develop a cultural competent leadership curriculum for peer mentors will be developed to cover 6-8 weeks of training. 2.70% of mentors will increase knowledge about sexual violence prevention strategies and leadership skills. 6-8 mentors will graduate from our training program. 3. Peer mentors will work in the community with our partners educating the larger community on sexual violence prevention strategies. They will attend at least 4 community activities. 4. Peer mentors will offer sexual violence prevention information, support and advocacy to 3 mentees at a given time.

Racial/ethnic group(s) to be served:

Priority health area(s):
Unintentional Injury and Violence

County(s) Served:

Geography and Population Served: Phillips Neighborhood, in South Minneapolis serving Latino women who have been victims of sexual/domestic violence crimes.

Contact: Coleen McDonald Diouf

Street address:
2001 Bloomington Ave. S
Minneapolis, MN 55404
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Phone: 612-638-0663
E-mail: mcdon057@umn.edu
Web site: www.ahc.umn.edu/cuhcc/

Executive Director: Deanna Mills
Phone: 612-638-0652