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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Turning Point, Inc.

Project name: SISTA

Grant Type: Priority Health Area Implementation

Project Description: Turning Point offers the Sister Informing Sisters About Topics On Aids (SISTA, a peer-led, skillbuilding intervention project to prevent HIV infection in African American women. It is delivered in five sessions and includes discussions of self-esteem, relationships and sexual health. SISTA has been packaged by CDC's Diffusion of Effective Behavior Interventions project.

EHDI Grant Activity Outcomes: - 100% of clients will increase knowledge of HIV/AIDS and STDs awareness related to safer sex behaviors and methods; 100% of clients will increase their knowledge in the correct use of polyurethane female and latex male condoms; 100% of clients will have access to complete diagnostic and treatment services after testing positive for HIV/AIDS and STDs; 60% of clients will get tested and know status; 100% of clients will receive referral to CSSC to address multiple barriers to self-sufficiency i.e. housing, parenting and employment; 60% of clients will be able to strengthen sexual control, assertiveness and communication; 40% of clients will increase partner adoption of norms supportive of consistent condom use.

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

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

County(s) Served:

Geography and Population Served: Primarily heterosexual sexually active African American women between the ages of 16  65 at or below the federal poverty guidelines.

Contact: Elizabeth Reed

Street address:
1500 Golden Valley Road
Minneapolis, MN 55411
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Phone: 612-520-4004
E-mail: elizabeth.reed@ourturningpoint.org
Web site: www.ourturningpoint.org

Executive Director: Peter hayden, PhD
Phone: 612-520-4004
E-mail: peter.hayden@ourturningpoint.org