Power Sunday Toolkit

Our church is the heart of our community, providing not only spiritual comfort, but also serving as the support center for social, educational and health issues. For this reason, it’s a great idea to involve your church in spreading the “Power!” Here are some ways to promote a healthy church.

Family Reunion Toolkit

Family Reunions are a wonderful way to stay connected, pass on family heritage and traditions and to learn and/or teach about family history. It is also a great time to inform some and remind others that stroke is a major health threat. Power To End Stroke is a source of empowerment for African Americans to take charge of their health to prevent stroke and recognize their increased risk of stroke.

Most Powerful Voices Concert & Health Fair Expo

Join the American Heart Association on April 21st, for an evening of inspiration featuring Vashawn Mitchell at the Most Powerful Voices Concert & Health Fair Expo at Parklawn Assembly of God in Milwaukee. Our event promotes stroke prevention and a heart-healthy lifestyle, and is FREE to the community! Learn the information necessary to be Empowered to Serve! Serve God, serve our families, and serve our communities!

Don’t Be Salty: Facebook Live Event

March 16, 2018
Watch this Facebook Live video for a flavorful conversation around the unsavory effects of salt featuring medical professionals and high blood pressure survivors!

Learn About the EmPOWERED To Serve Urban Health Accelerator™

Applications Open: May 1, 2018
Apply for the The EmPOWERED To Serve Urban Health AcceleratorTM is a six to eight week intensive training and grant opportunity designed to challenge you to apply innovative, community-based solutions to help solve an urgent urban health problem.

EmPOWERED To Serve Urban Health Accelerator™ – Philadelphia

Grants up to $60,000 are available for innovation that improves the health of the Philadelphia community.

As a city, Philadelphia has the second highest in smoking rates in the US at 25.5%, is the sixth least active city at 29% rate of inactivity and the poverty rate is the highest among the nation’s 10 largest cities.

But we can fix it.

Black History Month 2018

Black History Month MLK graphic

2016 and 2017 were tough years for health justice and equity. In 2018, we are recharged and committed to shining a spotlight on issues that affect communities of color across the nation. We pledge to not only host discussions, but also to work with you to create sustainable solutions that will directly impact and project our communities ahead, helping to close the disparity gap. This year we are unpacking the SOCIAL DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH, external factors that can impact your outcomes in key issues you are used to discussing with us—heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure and stress and celebrating COMMUNITY SOLUTIONS across the United States.

Black History Month Join the Conversation


Help us highlight History in the Making

Innovative solutions and transformational work are happening in multicultural neighborhoods all across the USA. Share pictures and stories of your favorite event, program and any other positive outcome that is changing the landscape of the health outcomes in your community for a feature on our social media and here! Share your submissions with us at facebook.com/empoweredtoserve.

Who’s making history

Celebrate Black History Month

This Black History Month, we are saluting “History in the Making” by recognizing everyday thought-leaders, entrepreneurs and dedicated volunteers working to make a positive impact in the health equity space. Share these Facebook posts to help spread awareness.

National Hispanic Heritage Month 2017

This month we encourage you to celebrate your heritage and tome el control… de su salud. From September 15 through October 15, National Hispanic Heritage Month (HHM) is observed across America, in celebration of the independence of several Latin American countries and the contributions that have infused America.