$100,000 for up to two HBCUs chosen as American Heart Association grant recipients for building healthier communities on April 29 in Greensboro
The American Heart Association is excited to announce that the EmPOWERED To ServeTM Urban Health AcceleratorTM-HBCU Showcase
The EmPOWERED To ServeTM Urban Health AcceleratorTM-HBCU Showcase will be held Monday, April 29 at the International Civil Rights Center & Museum located in downtown Greensboro, North Carolina. Awa
rd winning journalist and writer, Roland Martin, will serve as the master of ceremonies for the evening. Martin is the host and managing editor of #RolandMartinUnfiltered, the first daily online show in history focused on news and analysis of politics, entertainment, sports, and culture from an explicitly African American perspective.
Roland Martin will broadcast his regularly programmed show #RolandMartinUnfiltered live from the International Civil Rights Center & Museum from 6-7 p.m. EST and then will livestream the Showcase in its entirety from 7:15 p.m – 9 p.m.
“One of my favorite movie lines is ‘when you don’t know, you don’t know.’ It’s critical for African Americans to be informed about crucial health issues, and this competition the American Heart Association is doing with HBCUs will play a vital part in improving health outcomes,” shared Roland Martin.
In order to the view the livestream, viewers can visit http://rolandsmartin.com/unfiltered/. The public is also encouraged to follow along on social media using #EmPOWEREDToServe.
At the Showcase, Bennett College, Howard University, Johnson C. Smith University, Virginia State University, and Winston-Salem State University will pitch their concepts to improve the health of their campus and surrounding community to a panel of judges. Up to two schools will be selected to receive $50,000 per year for two years to implement their plan.
The American Heart Association’s EmPOWERED to ServeTM Urban Health Accelerator™ – HBCU is an intense training and grant opportunity designed to help solve health disparities. Through this program the American Heart Association empowers HBCUs and builds powerful partnerships to uplift community-centered solutions that change behaviors, expand access and improve long-term health by overcoming systemic challenges.
The funding for the American Heart Association’s EmPOWERED to Serve Urban Health Accelerator – HBCU Community Wellness Challenge was made possible by the Barbara Houston Historically Black Colleges and Universities Legacy Award and through the support of Mr. John Houston, III.
Our mission is to be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. For nearly 100 years, we’ve been fighting heart disease and stroke, striving to save and improve lives. Heart disease is the No. 1 killer worldwide, and stroke ranks second globally. Even when those conditions don’t result in death, they cause disability and diminish quality of life. We want to see a world free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.