In 1995, the Health Care Authority of the City of Huntsville appointed a Community Health Initiative (CHI) committee. The committee is made up of volunteers representing a cross-section of the community and strives to improve the health status of the citizens of Madison County through education, prevention and early detection of disease.
In June of 1996, the first CHI grants were made to address the community's priority health issues with hopes that a measurable, positive impact would be seen on the overall health of our community. Since its inception, more than $8.3 million has been awarded to 46 local agencies.
Proposal deadline for 2015 - 2016 grants: March 2015 (date TBA)
If you have any questions, please contact the Community Health Initiative office at (256) 265-8308.
Non-profit agencies receiving funding from Community Health Initiative in 2014 – 2015:
- The Arc of Madison County
- The Autism Resource Foundation
- The Community Free Clinic
- The Community Free Dental Clinic
- First Stop Incorporated
- HEALS (Health Establishments At Local Schools)
- Mental Health Center of Madison County - Nova Center for Youth and Family
- New Hope Children's Clinic
- North Alabama Sickle Cell Foundation, Inc.
- Southeastern Diabetes Education Services
- United Cerebral Palsy – Equipping Families for Success Program
- Village of Promise − Infant University Program
Learn more about how the 2014-2015 grants will be used.
CHI Committee members
- Greg Barnes
- Philip Bentley, Jr.
- Michelle Jordan
- Carl Grote Jr., MD
- Gina Hannah
- Sue Helms
- Rev. John Herndon
- Burr Ingram, Hospital Liaison
- Kim Johnson
- Karen Kiss, Project Coordinator
- Beth Martin, Chairman
- Janet Neeley
- Brian Patz, MD
- Betty Peterson
- Lawrence Robey, MD
- Nicole Schroer
- Judy Smith
- Fariba Tabarrok
- Dana Trulock
- Jean Templeton