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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St. Mary's Health Clinics

Project name: SMHC Healthy Connections

Grant Type: Priority Health Area Implementation

Project Description: SMHC will collaborate with the Mexican Consulate, Latino community organizations and Latino parishes to provide outreach, education, screenings and diabetes care at the Mexican Consulate, four SMHC sponsored Health Fairs at Latino churches, eight Community Health Events at Latino churches and community organizations and at SMHC community clinic sites. At the Mexican Consulate in St. Paul and its Mobile Consulates in greater Minnesota, a bilingual Public Health Nurse who is an employee of SMHC will provide health care information and screenings at Ventanilla de Salud, a program of the Mexican government that provides information on health topics, counseling, health care insurance, government programs and referrals to culturally appropriate Minnesota health services to the Hispanic/Latino community living in Minnesota. 15-30 agencies participate in each health fair, held on Sundays after Mass with 200-500 people attending each fair. SMHC will also provide consultations (in Spanish and English) during regular health resource center hours at Holy Rosary Church and Assumption Church. SMHC provides access to free care at SMHC community clinics; enrolling eligible Hispanic/Latinos in SMHC and/or Minnesota Health Care (MNHC) programs; and promoting screening, preventive health services and medically necessary follow-up care.

EHDI Grant Activity Outcomes:

Racial/ethnic group(s) to be served:

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

County(s) Served:
Le Sueur

Geography and Population Served: Low-income, underserved and uninsured Hispanic/Latino population in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area and in Central and Southern Greater Minnesota.

Contact: Cristina Flood

Street address:
1884 Randolph Avenue
St. Paul, MN, MN 55105
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Phone: 651-287-7767
E-mail: cflood@stmarysclinics.org
Web site: www.stmaryshealthclinics.org

Executive Director: Barbara Dickie
Phone: 651-287-7712
E-mail: bdickie@stmarysclinics.org