EmPOWERED to Serve™ Events
Working to improve the conditions in the places where people live, learn, work, and play to affect a wide range of health risks and outcomes.
EmPOWERED to Serve Business Accelerators™
Formerly known as the Urban Health Accelerator
2018 National Urban Accelerator
At the American Heart Association, we believe in the impossible. In urban communities across the country, there are amazing stories of lives being changed by folks stepping up and solving problems others thought impossible. Through the Association’s EmPOWERED To ServeTM National Urban initiative, we are uncovering and accelerating incredible projects to improve the health and well-being of urban communities across the country.
2018 Urban Accelerator Philadelphia
The American Heart Association awarded $60,000 EmPOWERED To Serve Business Accelerator™ grants to three Philadelphia participants to combat social factors that contribute to poor community health.
Urban Storytelling Competition 2017
Where it all began
In August of 2017, the American Heart Association launched a search for the best and brightest innovators around the country at the intersection of tech and health through the EmPOWERED To Serve™ Urban Business Storytelling Competition.