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 a long and healthy life, but we recognize that social and environmental factors have long prevented that vision from becoming a reality. To truly address health for all Texans, we take a systemic approach that centers and values community voices to address the root causes of poor health in their community. We work to create a culture of health where health is a shared value and health equity is a reality.
Through a Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas, Healthy Kids, Healthy Families grant, It’s Time Texas has awarded five community-based organizations in both the Galveston County and San Antonio area sub-grant funding toward their supportive and effective programming. Totaling $150,000 in sub-grants, these organizations improve critical health outcomes in their communities, removing barriers to access and advancing community conditions for health and wellness.
“We are very excited to be entering year two of this partnership with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas,” said Amy McGeady, CEO of It’s Time Texas. “This gap-filling funding will not only support immediate outcomes to address health-related social needs, but will also provide community access to resources and programs offered by It’s Time Texas to build community capacity to create long-term solutions.”
Through this Collaborative Innovations for Community Health project, the grantees will work collaboratively with It’s Time Texas to improve their communities and have their stories told. Resources will be rapidly deployed to both Galveston and San Antonio communities where strategic investments of support and resources will improve health. The funded project work by each organization will begin mid-March and finish December 31, 2022.
Check out our 2022 Grantees!
Galveston County Health District (GCHD) – Galveston County
- Galveston County Health District’s mission is to practice and promote the optimal health and well-being of Galveston County.
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GCHDInfo/
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gchdinfo/
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/gchdinfo
Galveston’s Own Farmer’s Market (GOFM) – Galveston County
- Galveston’s Own Farmer’s Market (GOGM) mission is to build and sustain a local food community through a vibrant, producers-only marketplace, improved food access, and educational programming.
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GOFarmersMarket
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gofarmersmarket/
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/gofarmersmkt
St. Vincent’s House (SVH) – Galveston County
- St. Vincent’s House (SVH) mission is to provide essential services and resources to empower families and individuals to become self-sustaining and contributing members of our community.
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stvhope.org
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stvincentshouse/
Culinary Health Education for Families (CHEF) – San Antonio Metro
- Culinary Health Education for Families (CHEF) mission is rooted in the belief that food is medicine. CHEF is a Culinary Health Education program that teaches children and families basic nutrition and practical cooking skills, with the long-term goal of motivating individuals and communities to adopt and sustain healthier eating habits.
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CHEFSanAntonio
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chefsanantonio/
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/CHEFSanAntonio
Fuerza Unida – San Antonio Metro
- Fuerza Unida’s mission is to empower women workers, particularly women workers of color, and their families to achieve social, economic, and environmental justice through education, organization, and advocacy.
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FuerzaUnidaSA
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fuerzaunidasa/
Keep up with all five of these grantees progress throughout 2022 and see how It’s Time Texas supports their work by checking back to our cich.itstimetexas.org website, and following @itstimetx on social media!
This project has been funded at least in part with Federal funds from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The contents of this publication do not necessarily reflect the view or policies of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, nor does mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.