2021-2022 Request for Proposals | Deadline: Friday, April 23, 2021 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.
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 $10.5 million has been awarded to 47 local agencies.
2019 - 2020 recipients of Community Health Initiative grants
Non-profit agencies receiving funding from Community Health Initiative in 2019 – 2020:
- The Arc of Madison County
- CASA of Madison County
- The Community Free Clinic
- The Community Free Dental Clinic
- First Stop
- HEALS (Health Establishments At Local Schools)
- New Hope Children's Clinic
- Rock Steady Boxing
- Village of Promise − Infant University Program
- Wellstone Behavioral Health
CHI Committee members
- Beth Richardson, Chairman
- Linda Akenhead
- Aruna Arora, MD
- Greg Barnes
- Philip Bentley, Jr.
- Kerry Fehrenbach, Co-Chairman
- 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