Support Health in Texas

The World Health Organization states that up to 80% of a person's health status is linked to things outside of their control, like skin color, zip code and spoken language. According to the Commowealth Fund's state health scorecard, Texas ranks 42nd in food insecurity and from 2011-2019 we saw a 20% increase in diabetes prevalence, meanwhile, only 45% of adults reported their own health to be very good or excellent.

At It's Time Texas we are working to improve the health status of Texans one community at a time, decreasing community premature mortality rates while addressing the racial disparities impacting poor health status that lead to early death. Texas is a big state, with big health related problems, and it requires big-collaboartive solutions. We are working with health champions, like you, to engage local community leaders and advocates to make change possible.

We believe in the power of community, and that together, we can make change. We hope you'll join us in supporting health in Texas.

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Featured Tools & Resources

We’ve created a variety of tools, resources, initiatives, and events to help you and your friends, family, and community live healthier.
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    Healthier Texas Summit

    Registration for Healthier Texas Summit is now open. Join It’s Time Texas and The University of Texas System in Austin, October 5th and 6th as more than 700 Public Health professionals, leaders, and innovators unite to transform health in Texas by empowering action for systems change.

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    Sweet Summer Habits

    This exciting initiative is designed to inspire and encourage school aged kids to prioritize their well-being throughout the summer months. With a focus on promoting healthy activities, providing resources, and fostering a supportive community, Sweet Summer Habits aims to make this summer the healthiest and happiest one yet!

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    Free Telehealth Coaching

    Coaching available in English and Spanish, this free, confidential service via phone, text, and video provides support in setting health goals, establishing healthier habits, and preventing and managing chronic conditions.

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    SHAC Workshop
    Advocating for School Health Policy through your SHAC

    During this workshop, we learned about bills related to school health that are in the current Texas legislative session. We connected with fellow SHAC leaders and session participants across the state as we review these health bills and identify how they may impact school health statewide. Finally, we were introduced to new strategies to best advocate for school health policy through SHAC activities.

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    The Community Challenge

    It’s Time Texas Community Challenge unites Texans from across the state to build a healthier Texas. This free eight-week competition challenges Texans to develop simple healthy habits like eating healthy, exercising, and staying hydrated because our everyday choices shape our health and our future. And like any good competition, it comes with prizes. Stay tuned for the announcement of the 2023 Challenge Winners and the 2024 Challenge dates!

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    Toolkits

    It’s Time Texas provides a diverse set of toolkits to support organizations and communities with resources to build capacity while mobilizing efforts to implement healthy change.

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    Nutrition Education Videos

    It’s Time Texas works to build healthier lives and healthier communities across Texas through interactive programming and educational materials. We encourage you to utilize our nutrition education videos as a resource and as personal support throughout your health journey.

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    Community Lab

    It’s Time Texas’ Community Lab is an innovative, web-based forum providing FREE, interactive training and support to CHCs & SHACS throughout Texas. Each month, Community Lab members will have the opportunity to make social connections with peers, learn best practices from experts in the field, and receive peer-to peer feedback on their collaborative’s work.

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    Collaborative Innovations for Community Health

    Through the generosity of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas, Healthy Kids, Healthy Families® grant, It’s Time Texas awarded eight sub-grants totaling $300,000 to community-based organizations who are able to mobilize and rapidly deploy resources where they are needed most within four designated areas of Texas.

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    Free Virtual Exercise Classes

    It’s Time Texas offers free, virtual exercise and nutrition classes to all Texans and all fitness levels! Formats include Zumba, yoga, MixxedFit and more. Classes are available in English and Spanish.

    • The Community Challenge

      The It’s Time Texas Community Challenge is back and stronger than ever for 2022! For eight weeks, Texans come together as individuals, employers, communities, and schools to engage in a friendly health competition. Learn more and sign up today!
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    • Free Telehealth Coaching

      As a mission-driven organization, we’re committed to making health coaching available to any Texan ready to make healthy change. There’s no cost and no pressure to commit. So give us a call and see for yourself the difference it can make in your life.
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    • Virtual Fitness Classes

      We're proud to offer free, virtual group exercise classes in Spanish and English.
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    • Collaborative Innovations for Community Health

      Through the generosity of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas, Healthy Kids, Healthy Families® grant, It’s Time Texas awarded eight sub-grants totaling $300,000 to community-based organizations who are able to mobilize and rapidly deploy resources where they are needed most within four designated areas of Texas.
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    • SHAC Support

      The SHAC-in-Action: Partnering for Healthy Kids project helps initiate, enhance, and support SHACs throughout the state of Texas! Access tools and resources to put your SHAC in actions!
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    • The Healthier Texas Summit

      A premier population health conference, the Healthier Texas Summit offers informative sessions and interactive workshops, with education credits available for numerous professions.
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    • Community Lab

      It’s Time Texas’ Community Lab is an innovative, web-based forum providing FREE, interactive training and support to CHCs & SHACS throughout Texas. Each month, Community Lab members will have the opportunity to make social connections with peers, learn best practices from experts in the field, and receive peer-to peer feedback on their collaborative’s work.
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    • Regional Workshop Series

      A collaboration between It’s Time Texas, SNAP-Ed, and regional constituents, the 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.
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      We use social media to share resources, tools, and information to help you, your family, and your friends live healthy lives. It’s also a great way to join and connect with a growing network of Texans committed to making living healthy easier in our great state!

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