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Collaborative Innovations for Community Health, Meet the Grantee: Fuerza Unida

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: Fuerza Unida sub-grant funding through the It’s Time Texas Collaborative Innovations for Community Health (CICH) program. The Collaborative Innovations for Community Health (CICH) program began…
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June 28, 2022

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Collaborative Innovations for Community Health, Meet the Grantee: Galveston’s Own Farmer’s Market

Through the generosity of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas’ Healthy Kids, Healthy Families grant, It’s Time Texas awarded the community-based, Galveston County organization Galveston’s Own Farmers Market sub-grant funding through the It’s Time Texas Collaborative Innovations for Community Health (CICH) program.…
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June 21, 2022

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Collaborative Innovations for Community Health, Meet the Grantee: St. Vincent’s House

Through the generosity of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas’ Healthy Kids, Healthy Families grant, It’s Time Texas awarded the community-based, Galveston County organization St. Vincent’s House sub-grant funding through the It’s Time Texas Collaborative Innovations for Community Health (CICH) program. The Collaborative Innovations for Community Health (CICH) program…
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June 14, 2022

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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 Innovations for Community Health (CICH) program. The Collaborative Innovations for…
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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 classes, telehealth coaching, and incentives for active participants, the focus…
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May 27, 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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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