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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

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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…
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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…
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May 27, 2021

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AlexaHealthy Tacos de Pescado Recipe for Memorial Day Weekend
Hi, my name is Alexandra. I was born and raised in Matamoros Tamaulipas, bordering Brownsville Texas, an area well known for its beautiful beach on the Gulf of Mexico. My parents were always in love with the sea and in…
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May 27, 2021

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Family-friendly Beef Grilling Recipes for Memorial Day
For most Americans, Memorial Day weekend signifies the end of hectic school-year schedules and the start of laid-back summer days spent with family and close friends. A backyard cookout with great food and fun outdoor activities is a popular way…
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May 24, 2021

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SNAP-Ed: Building Healthy Recipes for Memorial Day Weekend
Healthy eating is important at every life stage, and Memorial Day weekend is typically a time when multi-generations of family members come together and enjoy a meal. Memorial Day weekend not only kicks off the end of the school year,…
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May 21, 2021

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What are Social Determinants of Health (SDoH)?
The phrase “social determinants of health” (SDoH) is often used in the jargon of every day health champions and advocates. But what does it mean to the everyday person? Social determinants of health are the social and economic conditions that…
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May 18, 2021

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Trails Lead to Community Success in Rio Grande Valley Region: The Caracara Trails
The Caracara is a native to the southern regions of Texas. With its black wings, white-speckled neck, and orange face, they’re distinct features give them a beautiful and powerful demeanor when stumbled upon in their ecosystem. Rare in the United…
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April 1, 2021

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A New Funding Opportunity: Collaborative Innovations for Community Health
Health disparities are a painful reality across the state and a direct result of unfair policies and structures. It’s well past time for taking direct efforts to rebuild a more equitable world. It’s Time Texas (ITT), in partnership with Blue…
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March 29, 2021

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5 Tips to Build a Healthier Grocery List
  Spending more time at home has led to eating more meals and more snacks at your own kitchen table. There are days when it doesn’t seem like there’s a healthy food left in the house, or cooking a healthy…
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March 18, 2021

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Registro de actividades saludables
Estamos en la recta final del Community Challenge y siento que no estoy lista para dejar de registrar todas las actividades saludables que realizo durante el día, mentiría si dijera que no disfruto ver mi lista de “My reported activity”…
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February 24, 2021

Everything You Need to Know About Diabetes
  Did you know over of 2,323,220 Texans suffer from diabetes? This means about 12.2% of adults across the state have this chronic disease. Additionally, approximately 23.8% of people who have diabetes were not aware of it prior to seeing…
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February 5, 2021