About EmPOWERED to Serve™
People who are passionate about driving change through health justice in their communities.
What is EmPOWERED to Serve?
EmPOWERED to Serve is a movement inspired by American Heart/American Stroke Association multicultural volunteers around the country who are passionate about driving change through health justice in their communities. These committed ambassadors are impacting gaps in health equity through advocacy, policy, education and social change.
EmPOWERED to Serve strives to:
- Inspire and equip communities to adopt healthy living behaviors.
- Make sure that help is on the way by growing the number of CPR trained individuals.
- Increase the use of 911 in response to signs of stroke and heart-related issues.
- Empower communities by improving access to quality health care.
- Support the elimination of food deserts.
- Increase access to safe environments for physical activity.
- Share success stories and best practices that communities can implement.
What’s a Community?
Community can be defined in many ways and EmPOWERED to Serve (ETS) embraces that. You may consider your extended family, neighborhood or church your community. It may be your apartment complex, social organization, school or city. EmPOWERED to Serve is for anyone looking to improve their own health and/or make a positive impact on the health of their communities.
How to be EmPOWERED to Serve
Are you seeking to improve your personal health? You’ve come to the right place. Here you’ll find tools and resources that will help you move toward ideal health. Are you a leader in your community? Become an Ambassador. Together we can work to improve the health of not only individuals but an entire community. Make a positive impact within your sphere of influence. The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association has additional tools and resources for organizational leaders such as the My Life Check Assessment, Organizational Environmental Assessment, webinars and ETS Health Lessons to name a few. These resources help drive environmental improvements and build a culture of health within your organization or community.
You care about your community. You are part of its culture; you understand its unique challenges. Access to the resources and leadership network of ETS will help you make a positive, lasting impact on your community’s health.
By connecting with like-minded organizational leaders and using our resources, you can share best practices, develop strategies and ultimately help drive a sustainable culture of health that begins within your local community and reaches far beyond.
We envision a world where all Americans live in an environment that supports healthy behaviors, timely and quality care, and overall well-being. We need motivated leaders like you to be the change agents. Join us to be a powerful force for the health and longevity of all people. Our hope is that the healthy choice becomes the easy choice, if not the default choice.