University of Washington School of Public Health

American Heart Association Seeks Innovative Business Solutions to Community Health Issues via Competition


At the American Heart Association, we are determined to bring health equity to ALL Americans.  People are struggling with their health because of lack of healthcare, unhealthy environment, lack of access to healthy foods and much more.  We want to help change all of that but we can’t do it without the input and ideas from within our affected communities.

This is why we have created the EmPOWERED to Serve competition.  The competition is reaching out to people for their ideas on how to change the social determinants of health that are keeping citizens from their community from reaching optimal health.  Together we can make a difference, but it all starts with an idea. 

If you or anyone in your network would like to share their idea, we would like to encourage you to apply for the competition at  Contest entries can range from an idea, a startup already launching their program to even a well establishes company, organization or non-profit making strides in improving health. 

Please help us to spread the word about the competition.  The call for entries closes on September 5th.  The top 3 winners will get a cash prize of $10k, $20k and $30k to implement their business idea.  These ideas are important to helping everyone achieve health equity.

We appreciate your help and look forward to speaking with you should you have any questions.