Empowered to Serve™

EmPOWERED to Serve™

Leveraging partnerships, driving policy efforts at the local, state and federal levels and identifying social entrepreneurial models for sustainability.

EmPOWERED to Serve is a platform inspired by American Heart Association volunteers around the country who are passionate about driving change through health justice and empowerment in their communities.

Communities need localized solutions that will help individuals and families escalate beyond poverty and achieve improved life outcomes. No one knows the changes needed in a community as well as the members themselves.

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EmPOWERED to Serve seeks to improve health outcomes and reduce the gap in health disparities among minorities in multicultural communities.

Empowered and Well Healthier Church Challenge

The American Heart Association and WW International, Inc. have joined forces to support you and your faith family on your ongoing health journey.

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2020 EmPOWERED Scholars

We award $10,000 scholarships to 10 students each cycle, thanks to the generous support of philanthropist and entrepreneur Lawrence Griffith, the founder and CEO of Digital Factory, Inc.

The goal is to empower young leaders to become agents of change in their communities.

The 2019-20 EmPOWERED to Serve Scholar application cycle is closed. All applicants will be notified in March, and the 2020 Scholars will be officially announced in April.

EmPOWERED Voices: More Than Enough to Heal Video Trailer

The short film explores the extraordinary impact of black physicians on medicine over time, the significance of Historically Black Colleges, Universities and Medical Schools in strengthening the pipeline of physicians and our power to begin healing everything from health disparities to implicit physician bias.

EmPOWERED Voices: More Than Enough To Heal debuted at Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival on Wednesday, Aug. 7. Check out the short film trailer, and email EmPOWERED to Serve to receive updates about the film’s release 

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As a leader you have the power to shape the future. You can mobilize others to work with you, focusing on the fight against heart disease and stroke in your community.

Social Impact Fund

Currently accepting submissions of interest from social entrepreneurs interested in helping to solve health challenges caused by social inequities.

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