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
of County
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Minneapolis American Indian Center

Project name: Mpls American Indian Center Health & Wellness Program

Grant Type: Priority Health Area Implementation

Amount of Grant: $114,630.00

Project Description: The Minneapolis American Indian Center Health & Wellness Program is a new program for American Indians, ages 45+. The program supports an urban Wisdom Steps office to provide resources and support for American Indian elders, ages 55+. It is the intention of the program to work with other adults in the 45-54 age category to reduce the risk factors for diabetes, heart disease and stroke, thus, preventing incidences of diabetes, heart disease and stroke in this pre-elder population. The Minneapolis American Indian Center will work with up to 100 individuals annually through the proposed project. Partnerships include the Native American Community Clinic, Indian Health Board, Running Wolf Fitness Center, and Wisdom Steps.

EHDI Grant Activity Outcomes: Objective 1: Improve the health status of people with diabetes -90% of participants will indicate that they have utilized, made changes, to their coping, fitness, nutrition, or health care access, as a result of completing at least one six-week Living in Balance session. Objective 2:Reduce the risk factors that can lead to diabetes and its complications -80% of participants engage in physical fitness activities at least three times weekly. Objective 3:Improve the health status of people with heart disease and stroke -90% of participants will indicate that they have utilized, made changes, to their coping, fitness, nutrition, or health care access, as a result of completing at least one six-week Living in Balance session. Objective 4:Reduce the risk factors that can lead to heart disease and stroke (1) 80% of participants engage in physical fitness activities at least three times weekly. (2) 85% of nutrition class participants will indicate increased knowledge of nutrition.

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

Priority health area(s):
Heart Disease and Stroke
Diabetes

County(s) Served:
Hennepin
Ramsey


Geography and Population Served: Provides services/activities to 100 urban American Indian adults, ages 45+, with a primary focus on American Indian elders, ages 55+. The geographic areas of focus are Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota.

Contact: April Smith

Street address:
1530 East Franklin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55404
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Phone: 612-879-1770
E-mail: asmith@maicnet.org
Web site: www.maicnet.org

Executive Director: Mary LaGarde (acting)
Phone: 612-879-1750
E-mail: mlagarde@maicnet.org

Grant manager: Xiaoying Chen | 651-201-5822 | Xiaoying.Chen@state.mn.us