Several non-profits across Madison County are able to continue their efforts thanks to a grant from Huntsville Hospital.
It’s part of the hospital's Jean Wessel Templeton Community Health Initiative.
On Thursday, 10 non-profits were awarded a total of $500,000 to help them keep Madison County residents healthy.
WAAY 31 talked to Health Establishment at Local Schools, or HEALS, who provide medical care to kids at Title I schools in Madison County.
“Last year we were able to see over 2,000 kids on the medical side and another 2,000 kids on the dental side. We provided over 3,600 dental screenings for free. And then we also have given out over 1,700 immunizations," said Heather Mason, executive director of HEALS.
This is the 23rd year the grants have been distributed.