American Heart Association

EmPOWERED to Serve

We are catalysts for change, empowering the equity equation.

Community can be defined in many ways and EmPOWERED to Serve embraces that. You may consider your extended family, neighborhood or church your community. It may be your apartment complex, school, city or social organizations in which you participate. EmPOWERED to Serve provides opportunities for everyone to improve their health and make a positive impact on the health of their communities.

The objective is to create an environment that attracts ambassadors interested in improving the social determinants of health affecting communities. 

EmPOWERED to Serve is a movement inspiring those who are passionate about change through health justice in their community. 

EmPOWERED To Serve Business Accelerator™

The application period is now closed. All applicants will be notified by August 3, 2019.

The Business Accelerator is an 8-week intensive training designed to challenge you to apply innovative, community-based solutions to help bridge the health equity gap in your community.

This program includes a grant opportunity: qualifying participants will go through a rigorous 8-week business training experience. The top finalist will receive a grant opportunity up to $70,000 to help fund their project to further change in their community. Stay tuned for more information about the Business Accelerator finalists and the upcoming event on Thursday, October 17, 2019.


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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.

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