2019-2023 EHDI Grantee Projects - Minnesota Dept. of Health

2019-2023 EHDI Grantee Projects

The Eliminating Health Disparity Initiative (EHDI) is a grant program within the Center for Health Equity. EHDI was established during the 2001 legislative session. The program invests about $5 million dollars annually in community initiatives that address health inequities for populations of color and American Indians across eight different priority health areas.

Use the drop-down menus below to learn more about current EHDI grantees and their grant-funded projects.

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Hmong American Partnership

Project name: Diabetes Prevention Program

Grant Type: Priority Health Area Implementation

Project Description: This program focuses on individuals in the Hmong community who are at risk for Type 2 diabetes, but have not yet developed the condition. Hmong American Partnership (HAP) will work with these individuals to encourage lifestyle changes that prevent or delay the onset of Type 2 diabetes. In addition, HAP will work on raising overall community awareness about diabetes and reduce barriers experienced by the Hmong community in traditional Western healthcare settings.

EHDI Grant Activity Outcomes: The four main outcomes of this project are positive individual health outcomes, increased community awareness, additional resources available for healthy lifestyle choices, and improved patient-provider relationships.

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

Priority health area(s):
Diabetes

County(s) Served:
Anoka
Carver
Dakota
Hennepin
Ramsey
Scott
Washington


Geography and Population Served: Hmong population in the Twin Cities metro area

Contact: Foua Choua Khang

Street address:
1075 Arcade Street
Saint Paul, MN 55106
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Phone: 6514951565
E-mail: fouachouak@hmong.org
Web site: www.hmong.org

Executive Director: Bao Vang
Phone: 651-495-1507
E-mail: baov@hmong.org