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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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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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Kimberly Simpson: Communicating Health for Lancaster ISD

Lancaster ISD’s Chief of Communications Kimberly Simpson began promoting the It’s Time Texas Community Challenge years ago, when she was first in a coordinator position.  “It might’ve been about 2017. We were approached by the City of Lancaster and I was a coordinator at that time, so my boss, the…
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March 7, 2022

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Trails Lead to Community Success in Rio Grande Valley Region: The Caracara Trails

The Caracara is a native to the southern regions of Texas. With its black wings, white-speckled neck, and orange face, they’re distinct features give them a beautiful and powerful demeanor when stumbled upon in their ecosystem. Rare in the United States, the lower Rio Grande Valley region of Texas is…
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April 1, 2021

Healthy actions build healthy habits in the new year

  As we look forward to a new year, we hope to take a moment and reflect on our 2020, and hold space to process personal losses, injustices witnessed, lessons learned, and even the impacts the pandemic has had on our everyday lives. At It’s Time Texas, we will persevere…
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January 6, 2021

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Community Lab: Examining Health Disparities in the Context of COVID-19

These past four months have been uniquely challenging times for our communities. The rapid spread of COVID-19 has required us all to adapt to new norms and adjust to the notion that life will never be the same. The pandemic has also exposed new and existing health disparities, requiring us…
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June 25, 2020

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Community Challenge Talk: Meet Ten Inspiring Texans

Year after year, one of the things we love most about the Community Challenge is the incredible sense of camaraderie. When you’re working hard at something, it can help to know that you’re not alone in what you’re trying to accomplish. Here, participants in the 2020 Community Challenge talk about…
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February 18, 2020

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Community Challenge Hacks: Intern Edition

It’s Time Texas intern Jaelyn Valero shares how to get 800 points a day in the 2020 Community Challenge Over the past few weeks, our support inbox has received a lot of questions on how to be a tough competitor in the Community Challenge – especially when you’re working with…
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February 10, 2020

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5 Tips on Creating a Healthy Relationship with Food in the New Year

By: Hawley Poinsett, MS, RDN, LD for Beef Loving Texans Everyday we are inundated with information about the best new way to get healthy or lose weight, but during the New Year it is simply overwhelming. One report may tell you that the Mediterranean Diet is the best diet for…
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January 17, 2020

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Building healthy schools from top to bottom: Spotlight on Pharr San Juan Alamo Independent School District

Pharr San Juan Alamo Independent School District (PSJA ISD) is a district with a strong focus on creating healthy schools for their students and staff. In fact, they were one of only five school district winners in the 2019 It’s Time Texas Community Challenge. We caught up with Jo Ann…
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October 12, 2019

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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, she’s leading the charge to start a local Mayor’s Health…
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May 17, 2019

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Commit to Health During the Healthiest Week of the Year!

Healthy Texas Week is coming April 29th – May 5th. Texans will be shopping for healthy foods, sweating more, and sharing their healthy activities on social media! Keep reading to discover how others have gotten involved in Healthy Texas Week in past years, and how you can involve your family…
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April 9, 2019

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Meet Our Spring 2019 Interns!

We’ve got an amazing lineup of interns this spring, and we can’t wait for you to meet them!                 Name: Peyton Bertram It’s time to turn healthy goals into long term habits. Internship Position: Marketing and Social Media Intern School: University of Texas…
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March 7, 2019

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Community Engagement Matters

When it comes to building a stronger Austin, community engagement is key. – By Jose Rodriguez, Stronger Austin Intern, Spring 2019 Stronger Austin’s commitment to community engagement is in the mission statement of the It’s Time Texas program: “Driven by community input, Stronger Austin’s founding partners joined together with Austin…
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February 28, 2019

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Healthier Valentine’s Day Ideas

Do you have plans for Valentine’s Day yet? Is one of your plans to show yourself some love? By making some simple changes you can commit to a healthier Valentine’s Day and a healthier you! Keep reading to get some tips on Living Healthier and read Edgar’s Living Healthier success…
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February 6, 2019