Health Lessons

Engage & Motivate Your Community

Creating a Culture of Health

The EmPOWERED to Serve (ETS) Health Lessons offer a way to engage communities and motivate community members to take steps towards creating a culture of health. There are 10 lessons falling into three essential areas for health action: Healthy Living, Chain of Survival and Community Advocacy.

Healthy Living

The "healthy living" health lessons call on participants to embrace Life's Simple 7®—for example, get active, eat better, manage blood pressure, lose weight, reduce blood sugar, and stop smoking.

Chain of Survival

The "chain of survival" health lessons help community members to become more aware about heart disease and stroke—and the critical importance to call 9-1-1 for help, when needed.

Community Advocacy

The "community advocacy" health lessons challenge participants to become advocates for access to fresh fruits and vegetables, health care services, safe communities, and clean air.

Ambassador Guide

The Ambassador Guide helps organizers build 60- to 90-minute interactive health education programs. Lessons can be completed in 13 consecutive weeks or spread out over a longer time frame, such as 13 months.

Download the Ambassador Guide in English or Spanish: