The American Heart Association’s EmPOWERED Scholars program has awarded $5,000 to three Howard University students in Washington, DC. November 21, 2023, WASHINGTON, DC – The American Heart Association, a global force for longer, healthier lives for all, has awarded ten $5,000 scholarships to college students from across the United States through its EmPOWERED Scholars program.
Social entrepreneurs are recognized nationally for their innovative local business solutions addressing health inequities ARLINGTON, VA, NOVEMBER 15, 2023 – Approximately 50 million people in the United States are at higher risk for heart disease and/or stroke because they lack the most basic needs — healthy food, clean air and drinking water, quality education, employment,
At the American Heart Association, we believe everyone deserves the opportunity for a longer, healthier life. For nearly 100 years, it’s been our mission to fulfill that vision and pave the way for future innovation and bold action that saves lives. Our EmPOWERED Scholars Program seeks to do just that – uplifting the ideas and
Written by Shaneta Ford, Health Strategies Intern Every person deserves the opportunity for a full, healthy life, and as champions for health equity, the American Heart Association is making that vision a reality. Guided by 10 bold commitments, we are dedicated to removing barriers to health care access and quality and advancing cardiovascular health for
Over $105,000 in Grants Will be Awarded to Local Community Leaders Faith-based organizations and places of worship have played an important role during the COVID-19 crisis in our country. These organizations and their volunteers and staff have been on the frontline, mitigating the impact of COVID-19 and providing communities with much needed guidance and support.
The power of partnerships built on trust, dignity and respect was a key theme during March 17th’s EmPOWERED to Serve Business Accelerator™ Faith-Based Workshop Zoom webinar, hosted by the American Heart Association (AHA), Eastern States region. “When you see value in people, it affirms that value that is in you,” said Dr. Abraham Shanklin, Jr.
Faith-based organizations and places of worship have played an important role during the COVID-19 crisis in our country. These organizations and their volunteers and staff have been on the frontline, mitigating the impact of COVID-19 and providing communities with much needed guidance and support. That is why the American Heart Association’s Eastern States Region is
A social entrepreneur from Rhode Island who was the top finalist in a recent American Heart Association grant competition was profiled in The Boston Globe this week. Abigail Kohler is the co-founder and chief executive of ResusciTech, a Providence-based startup that developed an app to help train and certify users in CPR and first aid.
A Massachusetts man who started a non-profit to find employment opportunities for Boston’s homeless youth population has been selected as a top candidate for an American Heart Association grant. Connor Schoen, 22, who co-founded Breaktime in 2018 while a student at Harvard University, is one of eight innovators who will be presenting business models that
The EmPOWERED and Well Healthier Church Challenge was a 12-week pilot program designed to support and expand the ongoing health and wellness activities of black women and their faith-based communities. It was established by the American Heart Association, with the help of its sponsor, WW International, Inc. (Weight Watchers Reimagined). Together the American Heart Association