Welcome to the Alliance Health Education Initiative (AHEI), a granting foundation. This website is a resource for members of the American Medical Association Alliance and other health education-oriented groups interested in seeking grants for health projects within their community. For those interested in donating to the AHEI, donations are tax- deductible to the full extent of the law.

AHEI celebrated and honored our 2016 Grant Recipients during the 3rd Annual Party with a Purpose at the Hyatt Magnificent Mile in Chicago, June 12, 2016. Congratulations to the recipients, listed below.

The grant application cycle for 2017 is January 1-February 28. All guidelines and forms are on the Grant Applications page.

2016 AHEI Grant Recipients

  • Girls Light Our Way (GLOW), Flow Yoga Series, Illinois – $2000
  • Sangamon County Medical Society and Alliance, Addressing Burnout in Medical Providers, Illinois – $1000.
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  • Greenville County Medical Society Alliance, “Get Cooking for Better Health”, South Carolina – $1500
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  • Washington Unicoi Johnson County Medical Alliance, Thermometer Distribution to Indigent Families, Tennessee – $500

The event was extremely successful, thanks to Angela Ladner and her committee, as well as AMA Alliance volunteers, Next Wave Group and Hyatt staff. Plans are already underway for next year. Take a look at the requirements to apply for a grant on our Grant Application page. It would be our honor to recognize you next year for the work you are doing in your communities.

While in Chicago, the AHEI Board of Trustees met for our annual transitional meeting. Many thanks to departing Trustees Jeanie Owen, Angela Ladner, Sue Vegors and Trish Youngman. Welcome to new Trustees Sherry Clarke and Kirk Doan. Thanks also to Mary Beth Ellison for two years as the appointed AMA Alliance representative and Rosemary Xavier who served ex officio a member this last year. We look forward to working with our new appointee, Deb Peabody, and Kim Moser as ex officio.


2016-17 AHEI Board of Trustees
Pat Klettke, Chair
Tom Swan, Vice Chair
Mary Shuman, Secretary
Dinah Goldenberg, Treasurer
Barb Hanas, Past Chair/Advisor
Pat Troy, Executive Director
Gay Bowman
Sherry Clarke
Kirk Doan
Danita Horne
Jo Terry
Deb Peabody
Kim Moser