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Collaborative Innovations for Community Health, Meet the Grantee: CHEF (Culinary Health Education for Families)
  Through the generosity of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas’ Healthy Kids, Healthy Families grant, It’s Time Texas awarded the community-based, San Antonio organization CHEF® (Culinary Health Education for Families) sub-grant funding through the It’s Time Texas Collaborative…
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June 8, 2022

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2022 It’s Time Texas Sweet Summer Habits Campaign
  It’s Time Texas is hosting a free, statewide Sweet Summer Habits Campaign to encourage all Texans to kick off summer on the right foot by practicing healthy habits. With a downloadable calendar full of healthy activities, virtual physical activity…
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May 27, 2022

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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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June 7, 2021