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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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2022 Healthier Texas Summit: Call for Proposals

*Deadline to submit a proposal is Sunday, May 22, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. It’s Time Texas and the University of Texas System are now accepting proposals for the 2022 Healthier Texas Summit, occurring October 20-21, 2022. This year’s in-person event will take place at the AT&T Hotel and Conference Center…
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May 4, 2022

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It’s Time Texas’ 2022 Regional Workshop Series

The FREE, virtual It’s Time Texas Regional Workshop Series aims to empower local health champions with the skills, knowledge, resources, and connections to improve health within their schools, workplaces, and communities.   Each year, It’s Time Texas targets specific areas in Texas to host half-day workshops focused on health in…
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April 21, 2022

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It’s Time Texas Founder, Dr. Baker Harrell, PhD, Inducted into the Kinesiology and Health Education Hall of Honor at The University of Texas at Austin

On Tuesday, April 12, 2022, the founder and former CEO of It’s Time Texas, Dr. Baker Harrell, PhD, was inducted into the Kinesiology and Health Education (KHE) Hall of Honor at The University of Texas at Austin. In order to qualify to be nominated and inducted into the Hall of…
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April 12, 2022

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#TastyTuesday Brighter Bites Cauliflower Ceviche

  The 2022 Community Challenge is in full swing! As we head into week two, our friends at Brighter Bites shared a delicious, low-cost, healthy recipe you can cook to enjoy this week. Check out below to see how to make your very own Cauliflower Ceviche, and post your healthy…
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January 8, 2022

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Traditions of Health: 12 Days of Self-Care

  For many, the holiday season means planning and taking care of others. We fill our days with our regular hustle and bustle, and our evenings wrapping, decorating, and cooking. However, the busyness of the holiday season leaves little time to slow down and take care of oneself.   During…
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December 16, 2021

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Tarrant County Birth Equity Collaborative

The Tarrant County Birth Equity Collaborative (BEC), co-lead by Health Equity Alliance of Tarrant County (HEAL) and Tarrant County Public Health (TCPH), was formed to reduce racial inequities in maternal and infant health by identifying, planning, and implementing upstream and downstream strategies. BEC is one of CityMatCH’s BEST Cities initiatives,…
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October 25, 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