Empower “U”, Inc. is “on a mission” to provide quality culturally competent health care services aimed at empowering, educating, and promoting better health care outcomes among individuals and families affected by conditions such as diabetes, cancer, hypertension and HIV. The vision of our founders, board of directors, and clients is the elimination of health disparities. As such, all people who are overburden with health disparities in our community, all regardless or race, creed, gender, sexual orientation, or economic status will have equal access to care regardless of the ability to pay.
Empower “U”, Inc. is centrally located in Miami’s Liberty City, a low-income minority neighborhood, at 7900 NW 27th Avenue, Suite E-12 , in the Northside Shopping Center. The neighborhood income is lower than that of Miami-Dade County, Florida, and less than half of that of the United States as a whole. Residents are negatively impacted by high rates of unemployment, homelessness, high school drop-out, crime, illegal drug use and sales, teen pregnancy, HIV/AIDS. Many residents are uninsured or underinsured. These factors influence poor health outcomes. The area is a Medically Underserved Area/Population (MUA/P ID 06151); a Primary Care Health Professional Shortage Area (PC HPSA ID 1122999122R); and a Dental Care Health Professional Shortage Area (DC HPSA ID 612999121F).