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
of County
POC/AI
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Planned Parenthood Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota

Project name: Youth Power and Hmong STAR

Grant Type: Priority Health Area Implementation

Project Description: Planned Parenthood Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota will implement culturally-specific sexual health programs that use a peer-education format. These programs will be offered to African/African immigrant youth in the Twin Cities and Rochester areas, and to Hmong youth in the Twin Cities. Additionally, staff will facilitate outreach and presentations to other community members in the targeted populations, including implementation of youth and adult advisory councils to inform our approach.

EHDI Grant Activity Outcomes: Hmong STAR: 1. Improve sexual health outcomes for young people from the Hmong community. 2. Reduce the risk factors and increase the protective factors related to teen pregnancy. 3. Reduce the rate of new infections of HIV and STIs. ------ Youth Power: 1. Improve sexual health outcomes of young people from African-born/African immigrant communities. 2. Reduce the risk factors and increase the protective factors related to teen pregnancy. 3. Reduce the rate of new infections of HIV and STIs.

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

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

County(s) Served:
Hennepin
Olmsted
Ramsey


Geography and Population Served: African immigrant youth in the Twin Cities and Rochester areas and Hmong youth in the Twin Cities.

Contact: Jill Schneebeck

Street address:
1671 Vandalia Street
St. Paul, MN 55114
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Phone:
E-mail: jschneebeck@ppmns.org
Web site: www.ppmns.org

Executive Director: Connie Lewis
Phone: 651-696-5150
E-mail: clewis@ppmns.org