The Toolkit Is Now Available!
The Mayor’s Health and Fitness Council Toolkit is designed to help you establish a Mayor’s Health and Fitness Council (MHFC) or enhance an existing one; driving local efforts to make healthy easier for everyone in your community. The Toolkit was developed together with city leaders and community stakeholders at the forefront of improving the health of their respective communities.
A MHFC is structured to bring together key community stakeholders and city leaders, as well as local individuals, organizations, agencies, churches, and businesses that share the vision of a healthier community. Residents benefit greatly when health and wellness initiatives are driven from the local community with local leaders delivering solutions and providing healthy opportunities based on the unique environment, culture, and needs of the community.
IT’S TIME TEXAS is committed to supporting the development of MHFCs in Texas!
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Communities with a MHFC!
The following communities have a Mayor’s Health & Fitness Council (or comparable community health initiative). Click the links to visit their respective websites, and feel free to email representatives from select communities below, who have generously offered to share knowledge and information about their community’s experiences.
Fort Worth – FitWorth Website – Email FitWorth to learn more
Fort Worth – Blue Zone Project
Garland – Email Rita White (email@example.com) to learn more
Harlingen – Email Sandra Flinn (firstname.lastname@example.org) to learn more
Laredo – Email Nora Martinez (email@example.com) to learn more
San Antonio – Email Jeff Skelton (firstname.lastname@example.org) to learn more
Seguin – Email Morgan Ash (email@example.com) to learn more
Jeff Skelton, Chair, San Antonio Mayor’s Fitness Council
“Sometimes when we get caught up in our own little town or city we think we’re the only ones fighting this fight. It’s refreshing to meet other folks who are just as passionate and are willing to share best practices. It’s humbling when folks ask about what we’re doing in San Antonio and how we can help them, which of course we’re always willing to do. And we can accelerate our work by learning from others.”
Here are some helpful resources to aid in your efforts to build a healthier community!
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s Healthy Community Checklist
The SNAP-Ed Connection
Texas Department of State Health Services
Community Tool Box
Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP) – Assessments
CDC Community Health Assessment and Group Evaluation (CHANGE)
Association for Community Health Improvement (ACHI), Community Health Assessment Toolkit
Texas Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)
Throughout the year we will post and share webinars to help with the creation, management, and growth of Mayor’s Health and Fitness Councils throughout the state.
|November 14, 2016||11:00am||60 minutes||IT’S TIME TEXAS webinar hosted on 11/14/16 with Mayor Hunt of Coppell, Mayor Boswell of Harlingen, and representatives from the Corpus Christi, Coppell, and Harlingen Mayor’s Fitness Councils discussing the work being done across the state by Mayor's Health and Fitness Councils. Click here to learn more!|
|July 25, 2016||10:00am||30 minutes||The is the first webinar in the series for the IT'S TIME TEXAS Mayor's Health and Fitness Council Toolkit. This webinar gives and in-depth walk through of best practices for developing and sustaining a Mayor's Health and Fitness Council. The presenter for this webinar is Jeff Skelton, the chair of the San Antonio Mayor's Fitness Council. Click here to learn more!|