Jean Wessel Templeton Community Health Initiative

2017-2018 Request for Proposals | Deadline: Monday, April 17, 2017 at 5 p.m.
The mission of Community Health Initiative is to provide grant monies for projects dedicated to improving our community's health through education, prevention and early detection of disease. Non-profit organizations with new or innovative programs are encouraged to apply.

Downloads: Application Packet (pdf) | Request for Proposals (word)
Application (word) | Budget Form Example (word)

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
  • Aruna Arora, MD
  • Greg Barnes
  • Philip Bentley, Jr.
  • Kerry Fehrenbach
  • Michelle Jordan
  • Rev. John Herndon
  • Scott Harris, MD
  • Burr Ingram, Hospital Liaison
  • Cathy Miller
  • Janet Neeley
  • Brian Patz, MD
  • Betty Peterson
  • Rikki Powell
  • Nicole Schroer
  • Judy Smith
  • John Simms, Project Coordinator
  • Dana Trulock