What is the Equitable Neighborhoods Initiative?
ENI equips communities to address the pandemic-related issues of today while building capacity to deal with the health and quality of life challenges of tomorrow.
Who is ENI for?
ENI aims to help as many people as possible! Because equity is at the heart of ENI, we work with communities who may not have been prioritized in the past.
Where will ENI be working?
Twenty Alabama communities will partner with the Equitable Neighborhoods Initiative. ENI communities are dedicated to growing equity and improving health outcomes in their neighborhoods.
Why aren’t communities in all regions of Alabama participating?
The Equitable Neighborhoods Initiative is supported by funds made available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Center for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support, under 1 NH75OT000104-01-00. The Alabama Department of Public Health supports ENI at the state-level. Many other Alabama communities may already be receiving funding from the CDC and ADPH. To learn more about some of these programs, visit www.alabamapublichealth.gov.
Who is leading ENI?
The University of Alabama Center for Economic Development leads ENI statewide. UACED takes a unique community-building approach to health equity. By working with everyone from youths to retirees, this initiative focuses on a community’s greatest strength—its people.
What will be the lasting impact of the program?
- ENI will benefit communities beyond the program’s end date. The lasting impacts of ENI will include:
- Youth and community leaders prepared to deal with future health challenges
- Lasting infrastructure that promotes healthy living among community members
- An archive of health equity resources for ongoing community use
Are each of the communities receiving the same programming?
The basic structure of the program will be the same for each community. Communities will also develop programming unique to their assets and culture.
Who is paying for ENI?
The Equitable Neighborhoods Initiative is supported by funds made available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Center for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support, under 1 NH75OT000104-01-00.