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What Matters Is How You Rise Up
Every once in a while, you meet someone who changes your perspective on things. Who brightens your outlook with their positivity. Who reminds you of the many reasons you have to be grateful. Brittany is that kind of someone. In…
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October 21, 2020

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Partnering and Collaborating Across Sectors During a Crisis
As communities grapple with the effects of a global pandemic, organizational leaders are being called upon to think of new approaches to providing essential services, protecting vulnerable populations, and fostering community resilience. On June 30, as part of our Healthier…
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July 16, 2020

Who do you wear a mask for?
By Dr. Lourdes Rodriguez, Senior Programs Officer, St. David’s Foundation In moments of crisis, information is critical. We must pay attention and learn how needs change over time – often day by day or even hour by hour. We learn…
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July 15, 2020

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Community Lab: Examining Health Disparities in the Context of COVID-19
These past four months have been uniquely challenging times for our communities. The rapid spread of COVID-19 has required us all to adapt to new norms and adjust to the notion that life will never be the same. The pandemic…
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June 25, 2020

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Creativity and Cross-Sector Collaboration in a Pandemic
By Patrick Brandt, Co-founder, Get Shift Done and President, Shiftsmart It was after the Friday, March 13th press conference when the federal government declared a State of Emergency surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, that I had an “aha” moment during a…
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June 25, 2020

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The Healthier Texas Summit Moves Online
We are living in a uniquely challenging time. The rapid spread of COVID-19 has raised new public health concerns, while magnifying existing social, economic, and environmental issues impacting the health and well-being of Texans. Like many of you, we have…
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June 11, 2020

A Message from It’s Time Texas CEO Amy McGeady
As a leader and a person, I must start with myself. I want to acknowledge that not being a racist is not enough. Only by becoming an antiracist will I move from good intentions to the bold action necessary to…
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June 2, 2020

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Change the Profession – Graduating Active Students
Author: Robert Pangrazi, Educational Specialist, Gopher Sport and developer of Dynamic PE ASAP People often say change is good. We have all heard that the only constant is change. Yet, when I look at our profession, the change I often…
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May 20, 2020

#TexansThrive: Staying Connected at a Distance
In these strange days of social distancing, it’s so important to remember that we’re not alone. Like a lot of others who have made the transition to working remotely over the past couple of weeks, our team is experimenting with…
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April 1, 2020

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What is Chronic Kidney Disease and Are You at Risk?
You’ve likely heard of health risks like diabetes and high blood pressure, but what about chronic kidney disease? Most people are unaware of this disease, despite it being a common ailment. Approximately 37 million American adults—more than 1 in 7—have…
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March 2, 2020

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Community Challenge Talk: Meet Ten Inspiring Texans
Year after year, one of the things we love most about the Community Challenge is the incredible sense of camaraderie. When you’re working hard at something, it can help to know that you’re not alone in what you’re trying to…
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February 18, 2020

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No-Heat Beef Lunch Box Ideas for Every Age
By: Jennifer Fisher, The Fit Fork, on behalf of Beef Loving Texans Back to school season means a return to the lunch making grind. Make it less of a chore and less of a bore with these tasty and practical…
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February 13, 2020

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Community Challenge Hacks: Intern Edition
It’s Time Texas intern Jaelyn Valero shares how to get 800 points a day in the 2020 Community Challenge Over the past few weeks, our support inbox has received a lot of questions on how to be a tough competitor…
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February 10, 2020

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Telltale signs you’re competing in the Community Challenge
Have your dinner parties suddenly started to incorporate a lot more cardio? Are half of your photos just you next to a bowl of grapefruit? If so, chances are you’re competing in the Community Challenge. As we pass the halfway…
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February 3, 2020

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From mindless munching to family feasts: Unpacking emotional eating
If you’ve ever watched a food commercial (or simply walked upright), you’ve probably picked up on the idea that eating isn’t always about physical hunger. At different times, we may use food as a comfort, incentive, distraction, or reward. Maybe…
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February 2, 2020