In 2012, One Great Community established the Community Health Innovation Awards (CHIA) as an annual grant competition for area organizations in the greater Birmingham area.
These awards are envisioned as a way for participants to think boldly and creatively about solutions to “on the ground” health challenges communities face, to work in partnership with some of the best minds in our area, and to collaborate with local businesses to complete a project. The team approach of local leaders, the UAB community and neighborhood groups promotes the sharing of resources and expertise.
Grants, ranging from $5,000 to $25,000 are awarded to local organizations whose ideas creatively and innovatively address community issues.
The application process is divided into three phases: project team formation, project idea development, and project idea presentation. More information on these phases and deadlines can be found in the application instructions which are released at the announcement of each new cycle. A mandatory Innovation Workshop is held in the planning stages of each new cycle.
Innovation Workshop Registration Form
CHIA Grant Information Booklet (PDF)