Be For Texas
Calling all Texans! BE FOR Texas by becoming a Health Champion. Help us create a healthier Texas BEFORE the next generation. Visit itstimetexas.org to learn more.
BE FOR Texas by supporting equitable access to health. Visit itstimetexas.org and follow us on social media to get involved.
BE FOR Texas by helping us decrease preventable diseases. Visit itstimetexas.org and follow us on social media to get involved.
Be For Texas
Texas is in a health crisis. We are losing too many loved ones far too early to preventable diseases such as diabetes and heart and lung disease. Those are preventable if you have things like fresh, affordable foods, safe sidewalks, parks and exercise trails, health education, and more.
The social determinants of health largely shape a community’s health outcomes, so It’s Time Texas is asking: “Do all Texas communities have the same quality and variety of health choices?” This is the beginning of the health prevention conversation.
Texas communities only a few miles apart can experience a 10-year difference in life expectancy because of lack of equitable access to health and healthcare. It’s taking decades off Texans’ lives, and It’s Time Texas is not ok with that.
We’re building a healthier Texas by improving health prevention, which is everything that happens BEFORE you get to the doctor’s office. Your health matters BEFORE you get a preventable diagnosis. It matters BEFORE the next generation. So BE FOR Texas by joining us in our effort to increase equitable access to health now.
Reversing the narrative of Texas’s health crisis requires a multilayered approach. That’s why It’s Time Texas is bridging partnerships between communities, researchers and policy makers to develop long-standing solutions for a healthier Texas.
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Healthier Texas Summit
Join It’s Time Texas and The University of Texas System in Austin, October 5th and 6th as more than 700 Public Health professionals, leaders, and innovators unite to transform health in Texas by empowering action for systems change.
Free Telehealth Coaching
Coaching available in English and Spanish, this free, confidential service via phone, text, and video provides support in setting health goals, establishing healthier habits, and preventing and managing chronic conditions.
School Health Improvement Plans
At It’s Time Texas, we aim to create a shared value around health and support school districts as they work to enact strategies focused on improving the health and wellness of their educators, staff, students, and families.
The Community Challenge
It’s Time Texas Community Challenge unites Texans from across the state to build a healthier Texas. This free eight-week competition challenges Texans to develop simple healthy habits like eating healthy, exercising, and staying hydrated because our everyday choices shape our health and our future. And like any good competition, it comes with prizes. Stay tuned for the announcement of the 2023 Challenge Winners and the 2024 Challenge dates!
It’s Time Texas provides a diverse set of toolkits to support organizations and communities with resources to build capacity while mobilizing efforts to implement healthy change.
Nutrition Education Videos
It’s Time Texas works to build healthier lives and healthier communities across Texas through interactive programming and educational materials. We encourage you to utilize our nutrition education videos as a resource and as personal support throughout your health journey.
Collaborative Innovations for Community Health
Through the generosity of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas, Healthy Kids, Healthy Families® grant, It’s Time Texas awarded eight sub-grants totaling $300,000 to community-based organizations who are able to mobilize and rapidly deploy resources where they are needed most within four designated areas of Texas.
Free Virtual Exercise Classes
It’s Time Texas offers free, virtual exercise and nutrition classes to all Texans and all fitness levels! Formats include Zumba, yoga, MixxedFit and more. Classes are available in English and Spanish.
Move Your Way
The Move Your Way campaign allowed It’s Time Texas to develop a framework for building capacity within communities to ensure health campaigns are not only evidence-based but are community-led, culturally responsive, and meeting health literacy standards.
The Community ChallengeThe It’s Time Texas Community Challenge is back and stronger than ever for 2022! For eight weeks, Texans come together as individuals, employers, communities, and schools to engage in a friendly health competition. Learn more and sign up today!Learn More
Free Telehealth CoachingAs a mission-driven organization, we’re committed to making health coaching available to any Texan ready to make healthy change. There’s no cost and no pressure to commit. So give us a call and see for yourself the difference it can make in your life.Learn More
Virtual Fitness ClassesWe're proud to offer free, virtual group exercise classes in Spanish and English.Learn More
Collaborative Innovations for Community HealthThrough the generosity of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas, Healthy Kids, Healthy Families® grant, It’s Time Texas awarded eight sub-grants totaling $300,000 to community-based organizations who are able to mobilize and rapidly deploy resources where they are needed most within four designated areas of Texas.Learn More
SHAC SupportThe SHAC-in-Action: Partnering for Healthy Kids project helps initiate, enhance, and support SHACs throughout the state of Texas! Access tools and resources to put your SHAC in actions!Learn More
The Healthier Texas SummitA premier population health conference, the Healthier Texas Summit offers informative sessions and interactive workshops, with education credits available for numerous professions.Learn More
Community LabIt’s Time Texas’ Community Lab is an innovative, web-based forum providing FREE, interactive training and support to CHCs & SHACS throughout Texas. Each month, Community Lab members will have the opportunity to make social connections with peers, learn best practices from experts in the field, and receive peer-to peer feedback on their collaborative’s work.Learn More
Regional Workshop SeriesA collaboration between It’s Time Texas, SNAP-Ed, and regional constituents, the It’s Time Texas Regional Workshop Series aims to empower local health champions with the skills, knowledge, resources, and connections to improve health within their schools, workplaces, and communities.Learn More
How You Can Help
Your support matters. Your generosity can bring positive changes to communities, transform lives, and empower future generations. Whether it's a small donation or a larger contribution, every bit counts.
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