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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Indigenous Peoples Task Force

Project name: Indigenous RAPP Program

Grant Type: Priority Health Area Implementation

Project Description: To Reduce Risky Sexual Behaviors which lead to transmission of HIV and STD's among American Indian Youth and to prevent unwanted Teen Pregnancies. The youth will learn to be Peer Educators and create theatrical skits to present education to their peers on and off the reservations. They will be trained using evidenced based curriculum that has been adapted for American Indian youth to present information and educate their peers.

EHDI Grant Activity Outcomes: -10 youth will be recruited and receive 30 hours of training in HIV, STD's and Reproductive Health. -500 youth will be reached through direct contact; 75% will learn about HIV/STD's and Reproductive Health. 75% will protect themselves through safer sex practices including condom use and other contraceptive use or abstaining from sex. -1000 youth will be reached through social media with prevention messages. -50 youth will become engaged to work on policy issues related to sexual health in their communities.

Racial/ethnic group(s) to be served:
American Indian

Priority health area(s):
HIV/AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Teen Pregnancy Prevention

County(s) Served:
Mille Lacs
St. Louis
Yellow Medicine

Geography and Population Served: Hennepin and Ramsey, along with all of the counties located on Minnesota Tribal lands. Native American Youth are our primary population.

Contact: Brenna Anderson

Street address:
1335 E. 23rd st
Minneapolis, MN 55404
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Phone: 612-72-2508
E-mail: brennaa@indigenouspeoplestf.org
Web site: Indigenouspeoplestf.org

Executive Director: sharon day
Phone: 612-721-0252
E-mail: sharond@indigenouspeoplestf.org