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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Planned Parenthood Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota

Project name: CulturallySpecific TeenPregnancy & STIs/HIV/AIDS Prevention

Grant Type:

Project Description: The Planned Parenthood Culturally Specific Teen Pregnancy and STIs/HIV/AIDS Prevention Project targets Hmong and African-born youth between the ages of 13 and 17 living in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area and African-born youth between the ages of 13 and 17 living in the Rochester area. The project addresses health disparities by lessening the risk for unintended pregnancy and STI/HIV infection in the population served by providing community education and outreach and in-depth peer education training addressing two health disparities: teen pregnancy, and HIV/AIDs and other sexually transmitted diseases.

EHDI Grant Activity Outcomes: " A minimum of 300 youths from the African born and Hmong populations trained as peer educators " A minimum of 900 youths in the African born and Hmong populations reached through peer-to-peer education/information sharing contacts. " A minimum of 1200 members of the African born and Hmong populations are served through outreach and community education sessions.

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:

Geography and Population Served: Planned Parenthood EHDI project will served predominantly African born/immigrants and South East Asian populations living in the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area and African born (Somali) population in the Rochester area.

Contact: Frederick Ndip

Street address:
1671 Vandalia Street
St. Paul, MN 55114
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Phone: 612-821-6127
E-mail: fndip@ppmns.org
Web site: www.ppmns.org

Executive Director: Sarah Stoesz
Phone: 651-969-5521
E-mail: SStoesz@ppmnds.org