JCDH Public Health Advised Fund

The Jefferson County Department of Health Public Health Advised Fund awards grants to preserve, protect and enhance the general health and environment in Jefferson County.



This is a special grant program of the Jefferson County Public Health Advised Fund at the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham to provide the institutional home for and operation of case management services for clients of a Hospital-Linked Violence Intervention Program.

The Jefferson County Public Health Advised Fund (PHAF) is seeking a qualified community-based organization to serve as the Case Management provider/operator for a hospital-linked violence intervention program. Conducted in collaboration with UAB Hospital’s Trauma and Acute Care Surgery Service and JCDH, the Jefferson County, Alabama Hospital-linked Violence Intervention Program seeks to reduce gun violence in Jefferson County, Alabama. Case Management is defined as the collaborative process that assesses, plans, facilitates, coordinates, and evaluates the options and services meet the health and human service needs of clients and families. Characteristics of effective case management include advocacy, education, assessment, communication, and resource management resulting in quality and cost-effective interventions and outcomes.

The community-based organization will hire, support and manage Violence Intervention Specialists who assist in the delivery of case management services including meeting with survivors of gun violence in the hospital setting, providing connections to social, medical and mental health services, monitoring progress, and tracking over time. The community-based agency should have extensive experience successfully addressing the social determinants of community-based violence, be well-integrated into and be respected and trusted by the communities and populations experiencing the highest rates of gun violence within Jefferson County, Alabama.

A maximum of $1,150,565 in funding will be available for a one-year pilot of the HVIP, but the PHAF intends to provide backbone funding for future years pending review of progress, achievement of goals and objectives, and approval of grants. Future year funding could also include companion federal funding.

The deadline for Notification of Intent is February 18, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. Interested applicants should submit a notification of intent to the JCDH Public Health Advised Fund at the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham via email to Nicole Standridge at nstandridge@cfbham.org .

Hospital-Linked Violence Intervention Program RFP

The deadline for applications to be received is March 11, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. The completed application, along with required attachments, should be submitted to Nicole Standridge nstandridge@cfbham.org .

Hospital-Linked Violence Intervention Program: Application