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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Hmong American Partnership

Project name: Learn and Live

Grant Type: Priority Health Area Implementation

Project Description: The Learn & Live program approaches breast and cervical cancer literacy using a multi-generational framework that is culturally and linguistically appropriate. The program trains and educates women, girls, and men within the same household about breast and cervical health to be facilitators and advocates. The engagement of the whole family is appropriate and necessary, because families and clans are the central unit of social interactions in the Hmong culture. Because it is important for the information to also reach beyond families, the program utilizes a train-the-trainer format. This format supports HAPs commitment to a community-based, participatory approach, while empowering participants to teach and share the information with others.

EHDI Grant Activity Outcomes: 1)A minimum of 100 women receive a first-time breast and/or cervical screening as a result of program activities. 2)80% of women who receive navigation services report satisfaction with navigation services. 3)90% of cohort participants demonstrate increased knowledge of breast and cervical cancer screenings and breast/cervical health. 4)85% of community dialogue forum participants report they learned new information about breast/cervical health and issues in the community 5)90% of attendees at educational workshops report that they learned new information about breast/cervical health as a result of the sessions. 6)An 8-Member Task Force is convened to address breast and cervical cancer health disparities within the context of policy and systems change. 7)At least two community-wide event/activity is planned and implemented to promote breast and cervical health to a minimum of 100 Hmong community members.

Racial/ethnic group(s) to be served:
Asian/Pacific Islander

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

County(s) Served:

Geography and Population Served:

Contact: Mai Moua

Street address:
1075 Arcade Street
Saint Paul, MN 55106
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Phone: 651-291-1811
E-mail: maim@hmong.org
Web site: www.hmong.org

Executive Director: Bao Vang
Phone: 651-495-1507
E-mail: baov@hmong.org