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Crafting Compelling Handouts with Canva: Elevate Your Public Health Initiatives
As a statewide public health nonprofit committed to reducing preventable diseases and increasing health access in Texas, we understand the importance of effective communication in driving change. One powerful tool at our disposal is Canva—a user-friendly design platform that empowers…
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May 9, 2024

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Maximizing Your Healthier Texas Summit Conference Experience
A Guide to Conference Success As a statewide public health nonprofit dedicated to fostering healthier communities in Texas, we recognize the immense value of events that allow public health professionals, health champions, and others to connect and collaborate. This annual…
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May 2, 2024

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Navigating the Speaker Journey
A Beginner’s Guide to Presenting at the Healthier Texas Summit Your voice and experience is needed to drive the conversations and initiatives that will shape a healthier future for Texas. As we gear up for this year’s summit, we’re here…
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April 4, 2024

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Managing Stress
Handling stress during the holidays is something we all deal with, and it can affect how we feel physically and emotionally. But the good news is we can do things to handle stress better and take care of ourselves by…
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December 14, 2023

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Embrace Winter Wellness: A Guide to Thriving in the Cold Season
  As the chill of winter sets in, maintaining our health and wellness becomes more crucial than ever. At It’s Time Texas, we understand the importance of preventive care and health access, especially during the colder months. Join us on…
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November 30, 2023

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Celebrating Health, Creating Memories
As the holiday season approaches, It’s Time Texas eagerly anticipates Giving Tuesday, a global day dedicated to generosity. Our statewide nonprofit health organization, committed to diminishing the risk of preventable diseases and enhancing health access in Texas, invites you to…
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November 27, 2023

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7 Stretches to Keep You in the Game
Here are some stretches you can do from the couch to help relieve tension and improve flexibility while your’re cheering for the Texas Rangers and watching the World Series! Couch Neck Stretch: Sit on the edge of your couch with…
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October 27, 2023

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What are Social Determinants of Health (SDoH)?
The phrase “social determinants of health” (SDoH) is often used in the jargon of every day health champions and advocates. But what does it mean to the everyday person? Social determinants of health are the social and economic conditions that…
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May 18, 2021

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Partnering and Collaborating Across Sectors During a Crisis
As communities grapple with the effects of a global pandemic, organizational leaders are being called upon to think of new approaches to providing essential services, protecting vulnerable populations, and fostering community resilience. On June 30, as part of our Healthier…
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July 16, 2020

Who do you wear a mask for?
By Dr. Lourdes Rodriguez, Senior Programs Officer, St. David’s Foundation In moments of crisis, information is critical. We must pay attention and learn how needs change over time – often day by day or even hour by hour. We learn…
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July 15, 2020

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Championing Health in New Braunfels, Texas: An Interview with Micaeli Smith
As the Physical Education, Health & Wellness Coordinator for Comal ISD, Micaeli Smith supports coordinated school health and other wellness initiatives in her city of New Braunfels. A tireless health advocate and user of the Build Healthier suite of tools,…
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May 17, 2019

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Be Well Baytown: Putting Knowledge Into Action
Baytown, TX is the first stop in our free Building Healthier Communities workshop series for Texans seeking more effective ways to collaborate for community health. As the inaugural site for the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center’s Be Well…
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May 17, 2019

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Meet Keynote Speaker Dr. Stephen Pont
Stephen J. Pont, MD, MPH, FAAP Texas Department of State Health Services; Medical Director, Office of Science and Population Health Since returning to Texas a decade ago, Dr. Stephen Pont has worked to improve the health of children, families, and…
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May 2, 2019