Nearly two-thirds of all deaths in Texas are due to chronic disease. Most chronic diseases share three risk factors: tobacco use, poor nutrition, and physical inactivity. These risk factors contribute significantly to increased rates of obesity, diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, breathing problems, lung disease, and some cancers. The health crisis in Texas is taking a toll on our economy and our quality of life.
Powered by The University of Texas System and IT’S TIME TEXAS, Healthier Texas is a first-of-its-kind, joint initiative designed to rapidly reduce the burden of preventable chronic disease in the Lone Star State. In partnership with Texas’ leading institutions, agencies, organizations, and corporations, the Healthier Texas collaboration empowers Texans to lead healthier lives and build healthier communities.