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).

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Sabathani Community Center

Project name: Sabathani Community Center EHDI Project

Grant Type: Priority Health Area Implementation

Project Description: Sabathani Community Center is working with community partners to address health disparities in the African American and Latino communities in the areas of diabetes, teen pregnancy, and unintentional Injury and violence. Community partners include the Minnesota Internship Center (MNIC), Southside Clinic, HUE-Man Partnership, Kente Circle, Young Black Male Society, and University of Minnesota.

EHDI Grant Activity Outcomes: 32 African American seniors, 94 Latino adults and 15-30 African American teenage females and males, will lower their risk of developing diabetes and/or improve their health outcomes if they already have the disease and lower the complications related to diabetes by participating in age and culturally appropriate movement and dietary activities. 600-800 African American Men and their families will be provided information on lowering their risk of developing diabetes at the Hue-Man event; 800 individuals aged 65 and older will receive more nutritious foods in their food shelf packages; 40 African Americans/youth of color will lower their risk of becoming victims or perpetrators of violence 15-30 African American teenage females and 120-150 Latino parents and teens will lower their risk of experiencing teen pregnancy More&

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

Priority health area(s):
Teen Pregnancy Prevention
Unintentional Injury and Violence

County(s) Served:

Geography and Population Served: South Minneapolis

Contact: Pat Anderson, EHDI Coordinator

Street address:
Sabathani Community Center, Inc. 310 E. 38th Street, Suite 200
Minneapolis, MN 55409
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Phone: 612-821-2315
Web site: www.sabathani.org

Executive Director: Clyde Turner
Phone: 612-821-2322
E-mail: cturner@sabathani.org