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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Minnesota Visiting Nurse Agency

Project name: Healthy Start

Grant Type: Priority Health Area Implementation

Project Description: This project is a collaboration of Twin Cities Healthy Start, The Family Partnership and Minnesota Visiting Nurse Agency to provide intensive case management services through the evidence based home visiting model, Healthy Families America. We respond to infant mortality with improved and increased mental health service delivery, using the home visiting approach. Proposed components include depression screening, engagement sessions, motivational interviewing and WRAP (Wellness Recovery Action Plan). These comprehensive and coordinated approaches will, over time, reduce the disparities in infant mortality among the African and American Indian Communities in Minneapolis.

EHDI Grant Activity Outcomes: % of women in the project with a designated health care home; % of women in the project entering prenatal care in the first trimester, % of women screened for depression, % of women screening positive for depression and receive mental health services, % of infants born at normal birth weight and no infant deaths.

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

Priority health area(s):
Infant Mortality

County(s) Served:

Geography and Population Served: African American and American Indian pregnant and parenting women and their infants residing in North Minneapolis and South Minneapolis in the Camden, Longfellow, Near North, Phillips,Powderhorn and Southwest neighborhoods.

Contact: Amy Goodhue

Street address:
3433 Broadway St NE Suite 300 Suite 300
Minneapolis, MN 55413
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Phone: 612-998-5907
E-mail: goodhuea@mvna.org
Web site: www.mvna.org

Executive Director: Jen Van Liew
Phone: 612-617-4671
E-mail: vanliewj@mvna.org