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. Watch for photos of the event, to be posted soon!

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
  • Greenville County Medical Society Alliance, “Get Cooking for Better Health”, South Carolina – $1500
  • 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. Photos and bios of leadership will be updated soon.

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


Safe Sleep Program
Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley’s Safe Sleep Program aims to reduce the number of sleep related infant deaths and the overall infant mortality rate through a targeted education and community awareness campaign.
Download report here.

Mahoningsleepsafecheckphoto_caption             Mahoningbrochure_caption


Achieving Dreams
The mission of Achieving Dreams is to enrich the lives of adults with special needs by providing opportunities and support within the community. We look beyond disabilities, focus on capabilities and expand possibilities.
Download report here.

Wildflower Clinic
The mission of Good Samaritan Health Centers, Inc. is to advance the health and well-being of qualifying St. Johns County residents requiring medical and dental care. Our clinics seek to promote optimal health outcomes through direct patient services and individualized instruction in a caring, compassionate environment.
Download report here.

Nueces County Medical Society Alliance’s “Delmar No College Kid Left Behind Project”
The purpose of Nueces County Medical Society Alliance is to assist with programs of the NCMS that improve health and quality of life, promote health education, support health related charitable endeavors, and to promote mutual understanding among physicians’ families. They have teamed up with South Texas Family Planning and Health Corporation (STFPHC). STFPHC is a non-profit agency delivering women’s and men’s health reproductive and primary health care services throughout 19 counties in South Texas including the Coastal Bend. Together, they have provided meningococcal vaccines with their “Delmar No College Kid Left Behind” immunization project.
Download report here.