Eliminating Health Disparities Initiative Grantees - State Fiscal Year 2017
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).
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Indigenous Peoples Task Force
Project name: Ikidowin Youth Peer Education and Theater
Priority Health Area Implementation
Project Description: Youth are instructed in a teen pregnancy curriculum (Native Stand) and learn the craft of acting. Theater performances focused on preventing teen pregnancy are then delivered to the target audience.
EHDI Grant Activity Outcomes: 1. Improve the sexual health of young people. 2. reduce the risk factors and increase the protective factors related to teen pregnancy.
Racial/ethnic group(s) to be served:
Priority health area(s):
Teen Pregnancy Prevention
Geography and Population Served: Native American Youth in the Minneapolis area.
Contact: Brenna Depies
1335 E. 23rd st
Minneapolis, MN 55404
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Web site: Indigenouspeoplestf.org
Executive Director: Sharon Day