THE WHITE PAPER: Building a Culture of Health in Texas


Massive shifts in consumption and activity patterns over the past three decades have led to increased rates of obesity and related chronic diseases. These changes have significant ramifications at the individual, community and state levels. The underlying premise behind this project was that there needs to be a fundamental shift in the culture of health that influences all of us on a day-to-day basis.

The result, this paper, is a consolidation of key themes and strategies that arose during interviews with 50 individuals in the government, healthcare, insurance, K-12 education, academic, business and community sectors across Texas. What we learned is informing our efforts, and will continue to do so.



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CASE STUDIES

This compilation will be updated and added to overtime. 

BROWNSVILLE COMMUNITY ADVISORY BOARD:

Success Through Partnership

SAN ANTONIO MAYOR’S FITNESS COUNCIL:

Staying Power Through Local Leadership Changes

THE CITY OF HOUSTON:

Strategically Evolving Employee Wellness

PROJECT LIINK:

Taking Time Out to Improve Academic Performance

H-E-B:

A History of Investing in Employee and Customer Health

BREASTFEEDING:

An Example of How Health Behaviors are Influenced at Multiple Levels