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.
Featured Tools & Resources
The Community Challenge
Join us January 9 – March 5 for the 2023 Community Challenge! This eight-week competition is free to participate and available for all health levels. Become a Health Champion for Texas and help lead us towards a healthier future. Register today!
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.
Virtual Fitness Classes
Powered by It’s Time Texas, Stronger Austin delivers FREE, virtual fitness classes and nutrition education programs, removing any financial barriers facing our most vulnerable communities and making health accessible to all Texans. Virtual fitness classes are available in Spanish and English.
Healthier Texas Summit
The 2022 Healthier Texas Summit is returning in-person this year in Austin, Texas! During this premier community and population health conference, Texas’ thought leaders and health champions gather to connect, share innovative ideas and effective practices, and build cross-sector relationships that are key to building a healthier Texas.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Community ChallengeThe 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!Learn More
Free Telehealth CoachingAs 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.Learn More
Virtual Fitness ClassesWe're proud to offer free, virtual group exercise classes in Spanish and English.Learn More
Collaborative Innovations for Community HealthThrough 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.Learn More
SHAC SupportThe 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!Learn More
The Healthier Texas SummitA premier population health conference, the Healthier Texas Summit offers informative sessions and interactive workshops, with education credits available for numerous professions.Learn More
Community LabIt’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.Learn More
Regional Workshop SeriesA 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.Learn More