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.