EHDI Grantees

Eliminating Health Disparities Initiative Grantees - State Fiscal Year 2017

The Eliminating Health Disparity Initiative (EHDI) is a grants-based program administered by the Minnesota Department of Health Center for Health Equity. EHDI was established during 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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African American AIDS Task Force

Project name: Community PROMISE

Grant Type: Priority Health Area Implementation

Project Description: Community PROMISE is a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention high level HIV/AIDS community intervention designed to promote behavior change and reduce risky behaviors/practices among HIV positive and negative high risk populations.

EHDI Grant Activity Outcomes: Increased knowledge and skills related to HIV/STI risk and decreased high risk HIV/STI behavior among African American men who have sex with men (AAMSM) and their partners.

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: Statewide with an emphasis on the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area where the greatest disparities exist. African American gay and bi men (AAG&BM) at risk for HIV/AIDS.

Contact: Gwendolyn Velez

Street address:
2400 Park Ave. South
Minneapolis, MN 55404
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Phone: 612-825-1137
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Executive Director: Gwendolyn Velez
Phone: 612-825-1137