It’s Time Texas

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IT’S TIME TEXAS empowers Texans to lead healthier lives and build healthier communities.

IT’S TIME TEXAS empowers Texans to lead healthier lives and build healthier communities.

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Unhealthy has become the new normal. Chronic diseases associated with unhealthy lifestyles and communities have reached epidemic proportions in the U.S. and the related costs threaten to bankrupt our country and way of life.

IT’S TIME to make healthy easier.



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FEATURED TOOLS & RESOURCES

We’ve created a variety of tools, resources, initiatives, and events to help you and your friends, family, and community live healthier. From the state’s premiere healthy communities conference and a one-of-its-kind statewide health competition, to free mobile apps and personalized health planning, we’ve got you covered!


Community Challenge


This 8-week competition unites and mobilizes schools, businesses, organizations, community members, and mayors toward the common goal of transforming your community’s health. This year’s Challenge starts January 6th and runs through March 1st.



Choose Healthier


Our free Choose Healthier Mobile App, created in collaboration with Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas, is the easiest way to both share and promote healthy activities and events near you! Download the app for your phone or tablet today!



Building a Culture of Health in Texas

The White Paper


Massive shifts in consumption and activity patterns over the past three decades have led to increased rates of obesity and related chronic diseases. We’re proud to share the first-of-its-kind white paper that explores the current culture of health and its impact on us all. Learn more.



#HealthierTexas


What are you doing to improve your health or the health of your family, workplace, or larger community? We want to share your story with the rest of Texas, and connect you with resources that can make your work even more powerful! Learn more!


RECENT BLOG POSTS


Who do you wear a mask for?

By Dr. Lourdes Rodriguez, Senior Programs Officer, St. David’s Foundation In moments of crisis, information is critical. We must pay attention and learn how needs change over time – often day by day or even hour by hour. We learn by watching the news, listening to neighbors and community leaders and from the communities affected early in the pandemic – … Read More

Community Lab: Examining Health Disparities in the Context of COVID-19

These past four months have been uniquely challenging times for our communities. The rapid spread of COVID-19 has required us all to adapt to new norms and adjust to the notion that life will never be the same. The pandemic has also exposed new and existing health disparities, requiring us to think critically about how we would like to shape … Read More

Creativity and Cross-Sector Collaboration in a Pandemic

By Patrick Brandt, Co-founder, Get Shift Done and President, Shiftsmart It was after the Friday, March 13th press conference when the federal government declared a State of Emergency surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, that I had an “aha” moment during a conversation with a friend of mine, Anurag Jain, who is very active in the Dallas business and philanthropic communities. I … Read More

The Healthier Texas Summit Moves Online

We are living in a uniquely challenging time. The rapid spread of COVID-19 has raised new public health concerns, while magnifying existing social, economic, and environmental issues impacting the health and well-being of Texans. Like many of you, we have responded to the current moment by exploring new ways of delivering programs and services to reach people where they are. … Read More

OUR IMPACT

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We use social media to share resources, tools, and information to help you, your family, and your friends live healthy lives. It’s also a great way to join and connect with a growing network of Texans committed to making living healthy easier in our great state!

THANK YOU TO OUR ALLIES

BlueCross BlueShield of Texas
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