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2022 Healthier Texas Summit: Call for Proposals

*Deadline to submit a proposal is Sunday, May 22, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. It’s Time Texas and the University of Texas System are now accepting proposals for the 2022 Healthier Texas Summit, occurring October 20-21, 2022. This year’s in-person event will take place at the AT&T Hotel and Conference Center…
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May 4, 2022

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It’s Time Texas’ 2022 Regional Workshop Series

The FREE, virtual 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.   Each year, It’s Time Texas targets specific areas in Texas to host half-day workshops focused on health in…
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April 21, 2022

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It’s Time Texas Founder, Dr. Baker Harrell, PhD, Inducted into the Kinesiology and Health Education Hall of Honor at The University of Texas at Austin

On Tuesday, April 12, 2022, the founder and former CEO of It’s Time Texas, Dr. Baker Harrell, PhD, was inducted into the Kinesiology and Health Education (KHE) Hall of Honor at The University of Texas at Austin. In order to qualify to be nominated and inducted into the Hall of…
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April 12, 2022

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2022 Collaborative Innovations for Community Health Grantees

It’s Time Texas’ mission is to empower Texans to lead healthier lives and build healthier communities. Our statewide organization brings people, communities, and organizations together to take action that supports health for all, now and generations to come. We believe that every Texan should have an equal opportunity to live…
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March 31, 2022

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Kimberly Simpson: Communicating Health for Lancaster ISD

Lancaster ISD’s Chief of Communications Kimberly Simpson began promoting the It’s Time Texas Community Challenge years ago, when she was first in a coordinator position.  “It might’ve been about 2017. We were approached by the City of Lancaster and I was a coordinator at that time, so my boss, the…
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March 7, 2022

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Why We Celebrate Women’s History Month

In 1981 Women’s History Week was founded by the United States Congress, and in 1987, Congress officially announced the celebration of Women’s History for the full month of March. March is a time to recognize the many contributions women have made throughout history within the United States and to celebrate…
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March 1, 2022

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Self-Care, New Fashion that Suits You

Self Care, nueva moda que SI se te acomoda / Self-care, New Fashion that Suits You Seguramente has escuchado la palabra Self Care en algún lado, o quizá te ha tocado ver el hashtag #selfcare al lado de alguna fotografía de alguien que esta disfrutando de un masaje. Pero que…
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February 17, 2022

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Why is Stretching Important?

  Whether you step into the gym, go outside for a run, or head to a cycle class, an important component to getting a great workout in, is to always stretch before you start and after you finish your sweat session. For some reason, stretching is often times overlooked or…
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January 20, 2022

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#TastyTuesday Brighter Bites Cauliflower Ceviche

  The 2022 Community Challenge is in full swing! As we head into week two, our friends at Brighter Bites shared a delicious, low-cost, healthy recipe you can cook to enjoy this week. Check out below to see how to make your very own Cauliflower Ceviche, and post your healthy…
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January 8, 2022

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Traditions of Health: 12 Days of Self-Care

  For many, the holiday season means planning and taking care of others. We fill our days with our regular hustle and bustle, and our evenings wrapping, decorating, and cooking. However, the busyness of the holiday season leaves little time to slow down and take care of oneself.   During…
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December 16, 2021

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Equity in Action: Utilizing a Diversified & Inclusive Framework for Systemic Change

  In the wake of the COVID pandemic, health equity has been pushed to the forefront. People living in low-income communities were hit hard by the successive waves of COVID, catastrophic natural disasters, and the trauma of isolation. The impact of the last two years will be generational unless we…
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October 26, 2021

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Tarrant County Birth Equity Collaborative

The Tarrant County Birth Equity Collaborative (BEC), co-lead by Health Equity Alliance of Tarrant County (HEAL) and Tarrant County Public Health (TCPH), was formed to reduce racial inequities in maternal and infant health by identifying, planning, and implementing upstream and downstream strategies. BEC is one of CityMatCH’s BEST Cities initiatives,…
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October 25, 2021

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It’s Time Texas Discusses Health Equity in Six Words

Hi, my name is Joycelyn Jurado and I am the Director of School Programs at It’s Time Texas. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the terms “health equity” and “health inequities” are defined as: Equity is the absence of avoidable or remediable differences among groups of people, whether those…
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June 7, 2021

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The Happy Kitchen/La Cocina Alegre RGV: Savory Layered Dip

The Brownsville Wellness Coalition hosts a program titled “The Happy Kitchen” or “La Cocina Alegre” where community members can learn the importance and benefits of eating healthy foods, with hands-on experience cooking nutritious, low-cost meals with locally sourced ingredients. The interactive, six week series of classes emphasizes the selection and…
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June 1, 2021

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Summer Salsa Snacks You Won’t Regret from Brighter Bites

Summertime is here, and while we’re all out having fun in the sun with family and friends, snack time seems to turn into a routine when school’s out. Before you reach for the bag of Cheetos or grab an ice cream sandwich for your children to snack on during the…
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May 27, 2021