HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Huntsville Hospital’s community health initiative program has awarded half a million dollars to local healthcare programs.
Community health organizations submit applications for consideration and are selected by a committee.
This year’s recipients range from senior healthcare clinics to children’s clinics:
- The Arc of Madison County – To provide gap coverage for health needs within the disabled population
- CASA of Madison County – To support the Safety Net program, which allows aging and homebound seniors to age in place safely
- Community Free Clinic – To continue providing medical care to uninsured residents of Madison County
- Community Free Dental Clinic – To continue providing free dental care to low income, uninsured adults in Madison County
- First Stop – To provide first-aid, dental and optical needs to unsheltered and underserved individuals in Madison County
- HEALS – To provide medical, dental and optometry care to underserved children at Huntsville schools
- New Hope Children’s Clinic – To provide access to affordable and comprehensive health care to children in southeast Madison County
- Rock Steady Boxing – To support a non-contact boxing program that has proven clinically effective in delaying the progression of Parkinson’s disease
- Village of Promise – To support the Infant University program for at-risk children
- WellStone Behavioral Health – To expand behavioral health outpatient services to clients ages 3 to 18 at local schools.
The Community Health Initiative has awarded more than $10.5 million to 47 different non-profits since 1996.