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Empower Program


The Empower Program is a collaborative effort and special thank you goes to Empower partners and supporters throughout the state.

Empower Plus+

Empower Plus+ is an early care and education learning collaborative to promote healthy practices and prevent obesity.

Empower PLUS+ supports:

  • Empower Standards
  • Arizona Department of Education Early Learning Standards
  • Head Start/Early Head Start
  • Performance Standards
  • Accreditation Standards
  • Quality First Standards
  • Best Practices in Early Care and Education

Empower Schools

“Empower Schools is a local wellness policy initiative to help schools create healthier environments.”

Empower Schools supports:

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Coordinated School Health Model
  • K-12 learning educational agencies (LEAs) who meet specific criteria
  • Connecting schools with community health resources
  • Best practice school health guidebook with local wellness policy language
  • Latest Federal and State school health regulations