Minority Health Initiative


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


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

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”.

Sherolyn Brooks-Jordan, Board President
Gary Roan, 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.

Prostate Cancer Awareness

Collaboration & Partnerships

Alzheimer’s Association


Black Nurses of Evansville & Tri-State Advocates

Cancer Pathways

CAPE Foster Grandparents Program

CAPE Head Start

Carriage House Apartments

Carver Community Organization

Catholic Charities

Chemo Buddies

Christian Life Center

Deaconess Hospital Breast Center

Deaconess Memorial Health Clinic

ECHO Community Health Care

Evansville Commission on the Social Status of Black Males

Evansville Housing Authority / Advantix Corporation

Evansville Susan G. Komen Foundation

Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation / AHATC

Familia Dental

Haitian Center of Evansville

Indiana Black Expo Evansville Chapter

Ivy Tech Community College

IU School of Medicine – Evansville

Latino Collaboration Table

Memorial Baptist Church / Memorial CDC

MDwise Inc

Migrant Education Program

Salvation Army

Smoke Free Communities

Southwestern Behavioral Healthcare

USI School of Nursing

Vanderburgh County Health Department / Pre To 3 Program

YouthBuild Evansville

Target Health Disparities



Heart Disease

Infant Mortality

Maternal Mortality

Mental Health


CAPE’s MHI Advisory Group

Lisa Allen

TaWanna Copeland

Wallace Corbett

Rev. Floyd Edwards

April Goebel

Tony Kirkland

Janice Lewis

Arlinda Payne

Lakeisha Roach

Adriana Toribio