Jean Wessel Templeton Community Health Initiative

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 $9.3 million has been awarded to 47 local agencies.

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2016 - 2017 recipients of Community Health Initiative grants

Non-profit agencies receiving funding from Community Health Initiative in 2016 – 2017:

Learn more about how the 2016-2017 grants will be used.

CHI Committee members

  • Beth Richardson, Chairman
  • Linda Akenhead
  • Greg Barnes
  • Philip Bentley, Jr.
  • Michelle Jordan
  • Gina Hannah
  • Rev. John Herndon
  • Burr Ingram, Hospital Liaison
  • Pranteek Patnaik, Project Coordinator
  • Cathy Miller
  • Janet Neeley
  • Brian Patz, MD
  • Betty Peterson
  • Lawrence Robey, MD
  • Nicole Schroer
  • Judy Smith
  • Kerry Fehrenbach
  • Dana Trulock