In 1995, the Health Care Authority of the City of Huntsville commissioned a comprehensive community health assessment. The Authority appointed a Community Health Initiative committee to address the prioritized findings of this assessment. The committee is made up of volunteers representing a cross-section of the community and strives to fulfill the Community Health Initiative mission: 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 Community Health Initiative 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. Quite a success story has unfolded since that time, and now our community is being served in ways no one would have dreamed possible.
2012 - 2013 recipients of Community Health Initiative
Non-profit agencies receiving funding from Community Health Initiative
in 2012 - 2013
Learn more about how the 2012-2013 grants will be used.
Community Health Initiative funding is provided by the Health Care Authority of Huntsville Hospital. Since its inception in 1996, more than $7.2 million has been awarded to 40 local agencies through the Community Health Initiative.
Proposal deadline for 2013 - 2014 grants: March 15, 2013
Questions? Please contact the Community Health Initiative office at
Community Health Initiative Committee Members
- Greg Barnes
- Phillip W. Bentley Jr.
- Nansi Clark
- Nancy Colin
- Michelle Jordan
- Jill Gardner
- Carl A. Grote Jr., M.D.
- Gina Hannah
- Sue Helms
- Reverend John Herndon
- Burr Ingram, Hospital Liaison
- Kim Johnson
- Karen Kiss, Project Coordinator
- Janet Neeley
- Brian Patz, M.D.
- Betty Peterson
- Lawrence Robey, M.D.
- Judy Smith
- Sally Warden
- Jean Wessel Templeton, Chairman
- Synder Washington