Grassroots Organizing and Community Engagement in Alabama

Grant Details

Grant Program

Building Capacity for Health Advocacy


Alabama Arise





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The first installment of a two-year grant to Alabama Arise to support their efforts to strengthen grassroots organizing and community engagement, to work proactively toward policies and practices that will improve the health and well-being of people in Alabama.

Alabama Arise – In the News

Protecting Medicaid Coverage

Approximately 61,000 Alabamians may lose their Medicaid coverage by June 2024, as a result of the winding down public health emergency (PHE). Alabama Arise outlines how Alabama can protect health coverage during the Medicaid ‘unwinding’ period.

2022 Cover Alabama Health Fair

In November 2022, Cover Alabama and Alabama Arise hosted a health fair and a panel on Medicaid expansion in Fort Payne. Hear from Arise’s Cover Alabama campaign director Debbie Smith and other community members about why we held the health fair and why Medicaid expansion would save and improve lives in DeKalb County and across Alabama.

Advocates Fighting Cervical Cancer

In August 2022, six Black women from Alabama’s Black Belt region gathered for a weekend of intense and insightful advocacy training. Learn how the training uplifted the often invisible organizing and community-building work that is happening across Alabama.

Beyond Grantmaking: Alabama Arise

A Building Capacity for Health Advocacy grant expanded the Cover Alabama initiative, adding dedicated field staff and substantially growing coalition membership.