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Thursday, April 5, 2012

OMMH EHDI - Letter for Request for Reviewers

DATE: March 27, 2012

TO: Prospective Eliminating Health Disparities Grant Reviewers

FROM: José L. González, Director, Office of Minority and Multicultural Health, MN Department of Health

RE: EHDI Grant Applications Review Process

The Office of Minority and Multicultural Health would like to invite you to participate in the grant review process for the Eliminating Health Disparities Initiative (EHDI). This is an important initiative and your experience is a valuable component of the process in serving populations of color and American Indians.

The 2011 Legislature appropriated approximately $3 million in state general funds and $2 million in federal Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) funding for EHDI grants in fiscal year 2012, which begins July 1, 2012. These funds will be available for implementation grants in the following priority health areas: infant mortality, adult/child immunizations, breast and cervical cancer screening, heart disease and stroke, diabetes, HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted infections, teen pregnancy, and violence and unintentional injuries and for community primary prevention grants.

If you are able to accept our invitation to participate in this critical process, please complete the attached form and return it via e-mail by Wednesday, April 4, 2012 to

If you have questions please contact Babette Jamison directly at (651) 201-5814 or .

2012 EHDI RFP Reviewer Application.doc

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