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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Open Cities Health Center

Project name: Open Cities Health Center's Eliminating Health Disparities

Grant Type: Priority Health Area Implementation

Project Description: Through EHDI OCHC will redice disparities in 3 areas: Breast and Cervical Cancer: OCHC will provide mammogram services. Women receive assistance in scheduling mammograms, receiving cervical cancer screenings, and follow up Women with abnormal findings will receive CHW case management. Outreach and screenings will be part of electronic health records (EHR). Diabetes: program staff will form a link to patients and residents through community outreach, working where the target populations live and partnering with churches, social service agencies and other community groups. Staff members will provide one-to-one outreach to high-risk patients and coordinate health fairs. Tracking and care coordination will be integrated into EHR. Infant Mortality: OCHC provides risk reduction education and services that include women who are high-risk due to previous adverse pregnancy outcomes, chronic conditions or other risk factors in which pre/interconception or prenatal care could help prevent adverse outcomes. Using a program called "Our Bodies Gossip" that includes family planning and spacing education to help reduce risk factors and increase positive birth outcomes.

EHDI Grant Activity Outcomes: Breast & Cervical Cancer Measures: 300 women will receive breast exams through CHW coordinated process 185 women will receive assistance scheduling follow-up mammograms through CHW coordinated process 350 women will receive cervical cancer screenings through CHW coordinated process Diabetes Measures: 450 diabetic patients receive case management for all aspects of disease management 250 diabetic patients receive assistance with transportation, interpreters, and navigating the health care systems D5 indicators will improve by 20% of OCHC baseline 50 individuals attend diabetic support groups Infant Mortality measures: 300 women of childbearing age receive family planning/ spacing education through Our Bodies Gossip 75% of Our Bodies Gossip participants will commit to carrying out a positive behavior that will affect their health before, during and between pregnancies 75% of Our Bodies Gossip participants will complete a Social Intake Assessment 100% of assessment that show areas of high-risk issues and barriers will receive CHW follow-up

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

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

County(s) Served:

Geography and Population Served: Ramsey County Neighborhoods in St. Paul: Summit-University, Thomas-Dale, North End, and Payne-Phalen neighborhoods

Contact: Melinda Donaway

Street address:
409 North Dunlap Street
St. Paul , MN 55104
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Phone: 651-290-9258
E-mail: melinda.donaway@ochealthcenter.com
Web site: www.ochealthcenter.com/

Executive Director: Luna Cooper
Phone: 651-290-9245
E-mail: luna.cooper@ochealthcenter.com