Minority Health Initiative

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 Ms. Alice Weathers, CEO

Funding Source: Indiana Minority Health Coalition

Community Action Program of Evansville and Vanderburgh County Inc. (CAPE)

Minority Health Initiative
401 SE 6th Street, Suite 101
Evansville, IN 47713-1213
Phone: 812-492-3938
Fax: 812-425-4255

“Eliminate Health Disparities”.


“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.”

Brief History

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

Children will come to a classroom setting for a 3 1/2 hour session four (4) days per week in Vanderburgh, Gibson and Posey Counties.

Children 3-5 years of age may attend these sessions with transportation provided.

This option provides an extension of classroom time of six (6) hours per day.

This option meets four (4) days per week.

The extended day allows longer days to engage in learning activities.

This option has been targeted for children who will be enrolling in kindergarten the following year.

AIDS Resource Group, Albion Fellow Bacon Center, American Cancer Society, American Diabetes Association, Anthem community Resources Committee, CAPE, 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, Latio 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
Diabetes, Dental, Health Literacy, Heart Disease, Infant Mortality, Mental Illness, Obesity, Teen Pregnancy, Tobacco
Alice Weathers, CEO RaShawnda Bonds. Coordinator Lisa Allen, Wallace Corbitt, Gloria Gibson, Janet Johnson, Kerseclia Patterson, Tony Kirkland, Melanie Russell