Minority Health Initiative

Mission

CAPE’s Minority Health Initiative focuses on “eliminating health disparities” and enhancing the quality of life through education, advocacy, and quality health care services.

All services are provided without regard to race, age, color, religion, sex, disability, national origin, ancestry, or status as a veteran.

Contact

Minority Health Initiative
401 SE 6th Street, Suite 001
Evansville, IN 47713
Phone: (812) 492-3938
Fax: (812) 425-4255

“Eliminate Health Disparities

Advocated for Key Challenges

We communicate by appearance, by actions, and by policies, flowing in all directions… upward, downward and laterally for the Minority Health Initiative’s continued success in “eliminating health disparities”.

Gloria Gibson, Board President
Alice Weathers, CEO

Funding Source: Indiana Minority Health Coalition

Brief History

CAPE’s Minority Health Initiative falls under the auspices of the Community Action Program of Evansville, a 501 c3 non-profit organization, and the Indiana Minority Health Coalition, a state-wide non-profit organization.

Founded in 1987, local minority health coalitions, with the assistance of the Indiana Black Legislative Caucus, met and developed the first 5-year Minority Health Strategic Plan for Indiana.

Collaboration & Partnerships

AIDS Resource Group
Albion Fellow Bacon Center
American Cancer Society
American Diabetes Association
Anthem Community Resources Committee
CAPE Foster Grandparents Program
Carriage House Apartments
Carver Community Center
Christian Life Center
Deaconess Women’s Hospital
ECHO
EDUCA
Evansville Commission on the Social Status of Black Males
Evansville Housing Authority
Evansville Human Relations Commission
Evansville Rescue Mission/YCC
Evansville Tri-State Affiliate of Susan G. Komen
EVSC
House of Bread and Peace
Indiana Minority Health Coalition
Latino Collaboration Table
METS
Patchwork Central
Potter’s Wheel Church
Purdue Family Nutrition
Smoke-Free Communities
USI/AHEC
Vanderburgh County Health Dept.
Walgreens
Welborn Baptist Foundation

Target Health Disparities

Diabetes
Dental
Health Literacy
Heart Disease
Infant Mortality
Mental Illness
Obesity
Teen Pregnancy
Tobacco

CAPE’s MHI Advisory Group

Alice Weathers, CEO
RaShawnda Bonds, Coordinator
Lisa Allen
Wallace Corbitt
Gloria Gibson
Janet Johnson
Kerseclia Patterson
Tony Kirkland
Melanie Russell