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Culturally Specific Approaches to Systems and Policy Change to Reduce Health Disparities: Evaluating the EHDI Initiative 

03-30-2015 16:16

In 2001 the Minnesota Legislature established the Eliminating Health Disparities Initiative mandating the allocation of competitive grants to local programs to close the gap in the health status of African Americans/Africans, American Indians, Asian Americans, and Hispanic/Latinos in Minnesota compared with whites in eight priority health areas. The initiative supports 24 community grants to implement innovative strategies to address racial/ethnic disparities and social determinants of health. Grants support policy and system change projects that will lead to sustained reductions in health disparities. In this poster, we will provide a project overview, three examples of policy and systems change projects, and their evaluations. We will include a summary of lessons learned and outline the challenges of evaluating systems and policy change efforts designed to address the underlying social and economic conditions which impact community health outcomes.I

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Culturally Specific Approaches to Systems and Policy Change to Reduce Health Disparities Initiative Experience
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Addressing Health Disparities Through Policy and Practice Change: Three Culturally Specific Approaches