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What My Life Has Taught Me: A Message from Baker Harrell

On July 1, It’s Time Texas Founder Baker Harrell officially passed the baton and welcomed Amy McGeady, who joined the organization to serve as Chief Strategy Officer in 2016, to her new position as CEO. We’re honored to share his remarkable story – and the journey that brought us to…
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July 18, 2019

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The Journey that Led to Now: A Conversation with Founder Baker Harrell and Incoming CEO Amy McGeady

In July of 2019, It’s Time Texas Founder Baker Harrell welcomed Amy McGeady, who came on board as the organization’s Chief Strategy Officer in 2016, to her new position as CEO. What’s in store for Baker as he transitions from CEO to a new role as Founder? And how is…
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July 5, 2019

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How Edgar Used Health Coaching to Control Diabetes

Edgar wanted to participate in health coaching to control diabetes, lose weight, and make a healthy lifestyle change. Since first calling the Living Healthier hotline in 2018, Edgar has faced some challenges in meeting his health goals. But he has overcome them by setting goals with his health coach and…
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June 18, 2019

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Be Well Baytown: Putting Knowledge Into Action

Baytown, TX is the first stop in our free Building Healthier Communities workshop series for Texans seeking more effective ways to collaborate for community health. As the inaugural site for the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center’s Be Well Communities initiative, it is also home to a comprehensive place-based…
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May 17, 2019

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Partnering with Bose to Fuel Healthy Change

An innovative new product, a cool experience and an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of Texans.  This is the opportunity BOSE, a Boston-based corporate leader in audio and innovative technology, provided It’s Time Texas during an SXSW brand activation this past March.  Jumping Jacks for Dollars was…
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May 16, 2019

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Meet Keynote Speaker Dr. Stephen Pont

Stephen J. Pont, MD, MPH, FAAP Texas Department of State Health Services; Medical Director, Office of Science and Population Health Since returning to Texas a decade ago, Dr. Stephen Pont has worked to improve the health of children, families, and communities with a focus on underserved and Spanish speaking populations.…
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May 2, 2019

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Community Engagement Matters

When it comes to building a stronger Austin, community engagement is key. – By Jose Rodriguez, Stronger Austin Intern, Spring 2019 Stronger Austin’s commitment to community engagement is in the mission statement of the It’s Time Texas program: “Driven by community input, Stronger Austin’s founding partners joined together with Austin…
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February 28, 2019

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Strengthening School & Community Health: 2017 SHAC Award Winners

We are proud to announce the 2017 School Health Advisory Council (SHAC) Award Winners! There were 75 nominations from incredible schools districts across the Lone Star State. With such strong field of contenders, it was tough to choose just five winners. The SHACs are doing amazing work to create and…
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May 10, 2017