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St. Vincent’s House’s Collaboration, Strategy, and Compassion Creates Better Health Outcomes in Galveston

Paula Tobon, Executive Director of St. Vincent’s House in Galveston, Texas, leads through strong partnerships, strategic planning, and a deep passion for her staff and fellow community members. Active in her community, Ms. Tobon serves on several advisory committees within the UTMB system, including the UTMB SPPH (School for Public…
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October 19, 2022

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Collaborative Innovations for Community Health, Meet the Grantee: Galveston County Health District

The Collaborative Innovations for Community health funding is primarily supporting the Galveston County Health District’s HEAL (Healthy Eating, Active Living) program. The main focus of HEAL is to prevent disease as much as possible, instilling healthy habits in children to adults, allowing them to learn and grow in health, all…
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July 5, 2022

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Collaborative Innovations for Community Health, Meet the Grantee: Fuerza Unida

Through the generosity of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas’ Healthy Kids, Healthy Families grant, It’s Time Texas awarded the community-based, San Antonio organization: Fuerza Unida sub-grant funding through the It’s Time Texas Collaborative Innovations for Community Health (CICH) program. The Collaborative Innovations for Community Health (CICH) program began…
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June 28, 2022

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Collaborative Innovations for Community Health, Meet the Grantee: Galveston’s Own Farmer’s Market

Through the generosity of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas’ Healthy Kids, Healthy Families grant, It’s Time Texas awarded the community-based, Galveston County organization Galveston’s Own Farmers Market sub-grant funding through the It’s Time Texas Collaborative Innovations for Community Health (CICH) program.…
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June 21, 2022

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Collaborative Innovations for Community Health, Meet the Grantee: St. Vincent’s House

Through the generosity of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas’ Healthy Kids, Healthy Families grant, It’s Time Texas awarded the community-based, Galveston County organization St. Vincent’s House sub-grant funding through the It’s Time Texas Collaborative Innovations for Community Health (CICH) program. The Collaborative Innovations for Community Health (CICH) program…
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June 14, 2022

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Collaborative Innovations for Community Health, Meet the Grantee: CHEF (Culinary Health Education for Families)

  Through the generosity of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas’ Healthy Kids, Healthy Families grant, It’s Time Texas awarded the community-based, San Antonio organization CHEF® (Culinary Health Education for Families) sub-grant funding through the It’s Time Texas Collaborative Innovations for Community Health (CICH) program. The Collaborative Innovations for…
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June 8, 2022

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2022 Collaborative Innovations for Community Health Grantees

It’s Time Texas’ mission is to empower Texans to lead healthier lives and build healthier communities. Our statewide organization brings people, communities, and organizations together to take action that supports health for all, now and generations to come. We believe that every Texan should have an equal opportunity to live…
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March 31, 2022

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Equity in Action: Utilizing a Diversified & Inclusive Framework for Systemic Change

  In the wake of the COVID pandemic, health equity has been pushed to the forefront. People living in low-income communities were hit hard by the successive waves of COVID, catastrophic natural disasters, and the trauma of isolation. The impact of the last two years will be generational unless we…
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October 26, 2021

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It’s Time Texas Discusses Health Equity in Six Words

Hi, my name is Joycelyn Jurado and I am the Director of School Programs at It’s Time Texas. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the terms “health equity” and “health inequities” are defined as: Equity is the absence of avoidable or remediable differences among groups of people, whether those…
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June 7, 2021

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What is Chronic Kidney Disease and Are You at Risk?

You’ve likely heard of health risks like diabetes and high blood pressure, but what about chronic kidney disease? Most people are unaware of this disease, despite it being a common ailment. Approximately 37 million American adults—more than 1 in 7—have chronic kidney disease, putting their health at risk. Furthermore, 9…
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March 2, 2020

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From mindless munching to family feasts: Unpacking emotional eating

If you’ve ever watched a food commercial (or simply walked upright), you’ve probably picked up on the idea that eating isn’t always about physical hunger. At different times, we may use food as a comfort, incentive, distraction, or reward. Maybe you’ve raided the fridge after a stressful day at work…
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February 2, 2020

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Tips for a Healthy Holiday Season

From family feasts to age-old traditions, the holidays give us a lot to look forward to. But they also bring their own set of challenges: too much food, too many parties, too much stress, and too little time. For those of us who struggle to stay on a healthy track…
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December 16, 2019

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At 64, Lee Is Reinventing His Approach To Health

When you ask Lee what he’s into, you’ll soon find out it’s a lot. Born and raised in McAllen, Texas, Lee grew up fishing and water skiing along the Gulf Coast. As a teenager, he worked as a lifeguard, swimming extra miles just for fun. A science teacher, scuba diver,…
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September 17, 2019

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Healthy School Lunches: What if a School Lunch is the Only Option?

This week, lead health coach at Living Healthier, Natalie is sharing some of her experiences with school lunches. Read on to learn more about Natalie’s tips for staying healthy no matter what’s for lunch! My Kid’s School Doesn’t Serve Healthy School Lunches It’s easier for parents to teach their children…
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August 12, 2019

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How Can Health Coaching Improve Men’s Health?

Did you know that men’s health is only 25% determined by genetics? Lifestyle choices can have a huge impact on overall health.  If you, or a man in your life, needs some help in committing to a healthy lifestyle, health coaching may help. Keep reading to learn more about how…
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June 6, 2019