2016 Community Health Initiative grant recipients announced on program's 20th Anniversary

2016 Community Health Initiative grant recipients announced on program's 20th Anniversary

The Jean Wessel Templeton Community Health Initiative, a Huntsville Hospital outreach program that helps local non-profit organizations by awarding grants for healthcare programs, today presented 11 grants totaling $500,000. During the past 20 years, Community Health Initiative has awarded more than $9.3 million to 47 local non-profits in Madison County.

To see a list of grant recipients click here.

The purpose of Huntsville Hospital’s Community Health Initiative is to improve the health status of residents of Madison County through education, prevention and early detection of disease. Each year, the Community Health Initiative committee, comprised of volunteers appointed by the Health Care Authority of the City of Huntsville, encourages organizations with new or innovative programs to apply for funds and decides how to allocate available grant monies.

Community Health Initiative committee members include Beth Richardson, Chair; Linda Akenhead, Greg Barnes, Phillip Bentley, Jr., Michelle Jordan, Gina Hannah, Rev. John Herndon, Cathy Miller, Janet Neeley, Brian Patz, MD; Betty Peterson, Lawrence Robey, MD; Nicole Schroer, Judy Smith, Kerry Fehrenbach, and Dana Trulock. Hospital Liaison Burr Ingram and Community Health Initiative Program Coordinator Pranteek Patnaik serve as non-voting facilitators on the committee.