Grant Awarded For Novel Community Health Solutions
North American Precis Syndicate
Creative ways to enhance health and well-being in urban communities will be rewarded.(NAPS)
(NAPSI)—Recent research has revealed that community environments
play a crucial role in health outcomes. People living just five miles apart
can have a difference in life expectancy of more than 20 years.
To help close the gap and improve life expectancy for everyone, the world’s
leading voluntary organization dedicated to building healthier lives, free of
cardiovascular diseases and stroke—the American Heart Association—is
working within communities and offering up to $30,000 to find fresh ideas.
“I know the central role that social determinants of health play in
our long-term risk of heart disease, stroke and other devastating illnesses.
Even though heart disease and stroke are preventable, and we tell people what
they need to do to reduce their risks, for many people, it’s not that
easy. Knowing what to do and having access to what you need to do it are two
different things,” explained Keith B. Churchwell, M.D., chair of the
American Heart Association’s Health Equity and Social Determinants of
Health Task Force and senior vice president, operations and executive
director at the Heart and Vascular Center and Transplantation Center,
Yale-New Haven Health.
The grant-based initiative to identify innovative, clearly defined urban
business solutions to drive community change to improve health and well-being
is called the EmPOWERED To Serve Urban Health Accelerator™. Its goal is
to increase healthy living behaviors, enhance the chain of survival, and
cultivate community transformation by addressing such factors as inadequate
housing, early childhood development and healthy food access. To that end,
through the Accelerator, select candidates are awarded grants to activate
critical projects that will improve urban community health.
Applications from businesses with creative solutions to community issues
that prevent people from having equal access to health can be made through
June 30, 2018. Candidates must complete an application and upload a
90-second-or-less video at empoweredtoserve.org.
Then candidates are guided through a rigorous, six-to-eight-week
curriculum that focuses on customer discovery, marketing strategies and brand
message storytelling so they can best show the viability of their projects.
Final candidates will present their projects to a panel of judges from
marketing, media and investment companies. The winner will meet leaders in
the Association’s affiliates, corporations and the community to help
continue their projects.
For additional information and to register or nominate candidates, visit www.empoweredtoserve.org.
the EmPOWERED To Serve Urban Health Accelerator™, the American Heart
Association awards grants to businesses with creative solutions to community
issues that prevent equal access to health. http://bit.ly/2HNCyVB”
On the Net:North American Precis Syndicate, Inc.(NAPSI)