Community Resources

Motivate your community to take steps to create a culture of health.

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These tools support you as you journey toward improving your health and the health of those in your community. We at the American Heart Association /American Stroke Association have worked tirelessly to ensure that you have what you need to build stronger communities for everyone.

Let's work together to build stronger, healthier communities for everyone.

Resources for Groups

Community Innovation Exchange

The EmPOWERED Community Innovation Exchange is a searchable, interactive digital hub that accelerates exploring and adopting new grassroots business models, municipal strategies and community-led models for improving social determinants of health.

Have a Business Solution or Project to Share ?

Social entrepreneurs, innovators and civic leaders share knowledge and insights, offering case studies and inspiration for aspiring trailblazers. 
Contact information allows networking, learning best practices, sharing ideas, finding resources, seeking mentors and attracting investors.

Community Transformation Through Education

The EmPOWERED to Serve Health Lessons engage and motivate community members to create a culture of health.  

 
These 30-minute-long science-based resources can be completed in person or virtually through Adobe Connect Lessons.

Resource Videos to EmPOWER your Community

F.A.S.T. Song - Stroke Signs, featuring Dee-1 & Tha Hip Hop Doc

Hip Hop Artist Dee-1 and Tha Hip Hop Doc Rani Whitfield, M.D., collaborated on a song for the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association for World Stroke Day 2015, to teach the warning signs of stroke.

nurse visiting patient at home

Community Health Care Workers: Addressing Disparities

Populations accessing services at federally qualified health centers face challenges to optimal health, leading to a higher risk of death. 

The American Heart Association, with input from the Institute for Public Health Innovation and support from the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation, has developed a free one-hour interactive course for community health care workers covering the basics of atrial fibrillation, venous thromboembolism and stroke – conditions disproportionately affecting populations that access services at federally qualified health centers.

Community Toolkits