Be For Texas

Be For


Calling all Texans! BE FOR Texas by becoming a Health Champion. Help us create a healthier Texas BEFORE the next generation. Visit to learn more.

BE FOR Texas by supporting equitable access to health. Visit and follow us on social media to get involved.

BE FOR Texas by helping us decrease preventable diseases. Visit and follow us on social media to get involved.

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Be For Texas

Be For


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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.

Play Our Texas Bingo!

Your health matters BEFORE you get a preventable diagnosis, so BE FOR Texas now!
Play our Texas Bingo to support your health and for a chance to win a gift card!

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How to Play

Complete and cross out 5 health prevention actions in a line horizontally, vertically or diagonally.
Post a photo with your BINGO card on social media, tagging It’s Time Texas and using #BEFORTexas. By doing this you will be entered into the drawing.
For a second entry into prize drawing, complete and cross off all health prevention actions. Post a photo with your BINGO card on social media, tagging It’s Time Texas and using #BEFORTexas.
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Prize Drawing Details

  • Entry deadline: Dec. 6, 2023 | 11:00 p.m. CT
  • Number of drawings: TBD
  • Winners announced: Dec. 13, 2023
  • Prize 1: TBD
  • Prize 2: TBD
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Our Services

It's Time Texas is a nonprofit committed to addressing health inequities across the state of Texas. We believe where you live should not determine how long you live. That’s why we’re working to reduce the risk of preventable diseases while increasing access to health for all Texans.
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    Free Telehealth Coaching

    Free, confidential assistance is just a call, text, or video chat away. Available in English and Spanish, our certified health coaches provide personalized, one-on-one support – built around your life – to help you set and achieve health goals, establish and maintain healthier habits, and prevent and manage chronic conditions. The Telehealth Coaching Services offered by It’s Time Texas in Fort Worth and the Rio Grande Valley are funded in part through the generous support of H-E-B.

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    Free Fitness & Nutrition Classes

    It’s Time Texas offers free fitness and nutrition classes to all Texans and all fitness levels! Formats include Zumba, yoga, MixxedFit and more. Classes are available in English and Spanish.

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    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. Great work to all of the 2024 challenge participants! TEXAS, you showed up and made 2024 the best Community Challenge yet!

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    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.

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    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.

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    Health Education Resources

    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 health education materials as a resource and as personal support throughout your health journey.

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    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.

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    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.

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    Healthier Texas Summit

    Join us for the Healthier Texas Summit, where leading voices in public health convene to address community challenges and opportunities for change. Connect, share ideas, and build relationships essential for a healthier Texas. Earn continuing education credits for CHES, CHW noncertified, and K-12 Educators. Don’t miss this transformative event shaping the future of public health in Texas and beyond.

    • The Community Challenge

      The 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!
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    • Free Telehealth Coaching

      As 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.
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    • Virtual Fitness Classes

      We're proud to offer free, virtual group exercise classes in Spanish and English.
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    • 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.
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    • SHAC Support

      The 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!
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    • The Healthier Texas Summit

      A premier population health conference, the Healthier Texas Summit offers informative sessions and interactive workshops, with education credits available for numerous professions.
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    • Community Lab

      It’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.
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    • Regional Workshop Series

      A 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.
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      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.

      Here's how your donation can make an impact:



      Help us provide free toolkits and resources that build capacity to implement healthy change.


      Help facilitate skill building workshops and conferences that empower leaders across Texas.


      Help build stronger schools by implementing and promoting healthy practices to create systems change.


      Help provide individual health services to those on their health and wellness journey.


      Help support Community Challenge that builds stronger communities across Texas.


      Any amount, can make a big impact for the health of Texans statewide.
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      Donate Today and Make a Difference

      Every donation goes toward supporting our highest needs, creating a healthier Texas, and fostering positive change in communities. Your contribution matters, and together, we can achieve a healthier future for all.

      Stay Connected

      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!