Achieve Integrative Health wins Award for Excellence in Resilience at the first Annual GRIT Awards​

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January 19, 2023
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Achieve Integrative Health wins Award for Excellence in Resilience at the first Annual GRIT Awards

GRIT Showcase will celebrate small businesses in Texas that displayed resilience and grit through significant events in recent the years, like COVID and the winter storm.

Achieve Integrative Health emerged from pandemic with over 2 MILLION TikTok and Instagram followers.

CEDAR PARK, TX (January 19, 2023) – Achieve Integrative Health is honored to receive the Award of Excellence in Resilience at the first annual GRIT Awards.

The GRIT Awards celebrate the innovative actions that Texas small businesses took to be resilient during the COVID-19 pandemic, winter storm, and other public health and natural disaster emergencies.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Achieve Integrative Health developed a new business model for medical clinics by embracing social media and remote work. Achieve owner, Jimmy Yen, leveraged social media to educate his patients and, as a result, developed an online presence of over 1 million followers on multiple platforms. The clinic shifted to a remote-work model while continuing to serve patients in person and increasing its team from 2 to 20 team members. Despite the pandemic, the clinic has grown by 45% and is now the largest acupuncture clinic in the Austin Metro Area.

Melinda Villagran, Executive Director of the Translational Health Research Center, remarked, “I’m thrilled we were able to document (Achieve Integrative Health’s) experience, and look forward to sharing their stories at this event to help other small business owners in Texas prepare for future public health emergencies and natural disasters.”

Join us for the GRIT Showcase on March 21, 2023


About Achieve Integrative Health

Achieve Integrative Health is the largest acupuncture clinic in the Austin Metro. For 15 years, we have helped thousands of people reduce their pain, increase their energy and vitality, get back on the dance floor, have babies, and make their Life Great Again. Our mission is to help people restore their body’s natural ability to heal itself so that they can do what they love. We were able to achieve these phenomenal results by integrating QRA Acupuncture with modern technology and therapies.

About the GRIT Awards

Small businesses in Texas have faced a lot of adversity in recent years – from natural disasters to a global pandemic – it’s safe to say they’ve all shown a lot of GRIT. The Texas State University Translational Health Research Center (THRC) developed the GRIT Awards in partnership with SCALEUP and the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship to recognize and celebrate small businesses demonstrating Great Resilience In Texas. Anyone is welcome to nominate a small business for these awards. All nominees will be connected to a larger network of small businesses in Texas. In addition, award recipients will be featured in THRC media and highlighted at the GRIT Award Showcase.

About the Translational Health Research Center

Translational Health Research Center is a a university-level center at TXST that supports and shares research that fosters healthy and resilient people and places.


SCALEUP is a new initiative at TXST designed to research the factors restraining minority-owned business growth and to identify potential remedies.

About Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship is a university-level center at TXST that connects, supports, and grows a robust innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystem.

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Phone: (512) 273-7006


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