EmPOWERED to Serve Business Accelerators™

Making a difference in communities by finding innovative solutions to help close the gaps in health equity.

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2019 National EmPOWERED to Serve Business Accelerator™

Finale and Program

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About our EmPOWERED to Serve Business Accelerators™

The EmPOWERED to Serve Business Accelerators™ unlock and propel innovation for social enterprises improving the social influencers of health*. Health inequities that exist from one zip code to another should not be the norm and we are confident that collectively we can do something about it.

Register now for the Finale 

Location: National Museum of African American History and Culture, Washington D.C. Date: October 17 Time: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Co-Hosted by American Heart Association Eastern States Region and Southeast Region

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Urban Health Accelerator™ – HBCU

The EmPOWERED to Serve Urban Health Accelerator - HBCU pilot was developed to address critical needs and social issues – in and around campuses – that impact the ability of individuals to attain optimal health.

News and Feature Stories

From the American Heart Association and around the country

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Past Community-Based Solutions

Since August of 2017, the American Heart Association's EmPOWERED To Serve™ platform has launched more than 5 programs to find the brightest innovators around the country. These opportunities fund groundbreaking solutions to address the Social Determinants of Health on our quest to solve for cardiovascular disease and stroke.