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The Texas Healthy Communities Program empowers Texans to improve their health in the places they live, work and play. Small changes to environments, policy and practices can have a big impact on ones health.        

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The Texas Healthy Communities Program assists communities to assess their existing environments, implement changes in local environmental and policy infrastructure and adopt priority public health practices to reduce risk factors for chronic diseases.

We focus on promoting physical activities, the establishments of work-site wellness programs, promote Tobacco Quit-line or other tobacco cessation programs, conduct a public service campaign to promote awareness of stroke and heart attack signs and symptoms and engage the health care community to adopt the Mission Lifeline for hospital recognition.

VISION
To empower the community to be healthy and physically active.

MISSION
Ensuring a healthy community through education and outreach, promotion and awareness of a healthy and physically active lifestyle.

 

Hooked on Health Coalition

American Heart Association, Erin Wilder
CC Nueces County Public Health District, Noelia Rodriguez
Coastal Bend Health Education Center, Starr Flores
Hispanic Womens Network, Linda Benavides
Metropolitan Planning Organization, Jeff Pollack
Nueces County Community Action Agency, Alma Barrera
Parks and Recreation, Sandra Alvarez
TAMUCC Kinesiology, Misty Kesterson
TAMUCC Kinesiology, Liana Webster
TAMUCC Kinesiology, Toyin Ajisafe
Texas Healthy Communities, Lucy Saenz
Texas Star Program-Maximus, Rubina Lopez
Tobacco Coalition, Jesikah Gutierrez
Wesley Community Nurse, Maricela Munoz
YMCA, Chloe McReynolds
Texas AgriLife, Yvette Jacinto