Conquering Obesity

About the Partnership for a Healthy Texas

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Our History

The Partnership began in 2006 when key health-related organizations banned together to address the ever growing problem of obesity in Texas communities. The Partnership brought together research experts to develop a statewide policy document, the Texas Obesity Policy Portfolio, which identified evidence based policy initiatives that have proven to have a positive impact on fighting obesity. During the Partnership’s first session educating lawmakers, five of six legislative priorities were passed. The Partnership for a Healthy Texas is now the most recognized and valued advocacy voice in the fight to end obesity in Texas.
Our Approach

Guiding Principles

The rising expense of obesity in Texas is unsustainable — we cannot afford inaction. The Partnership for a Healthy Texas develops and promotes policies, and supports evidence-based programs, that prevent obesity and improve the health of Texas communities.

Obesity is associated with increased disability, disease, and death and has substantial health, economic, and social costs. Cost-effective solutions that address poor nutrition and fitness are needed now more than ever. To improve the health of our state, the Partnership for a Healthy Texas believes now is the time to connect Texans with policies that strengthen nutrition and physical activity in their schools and communities.

Texas legislators can lead the nation in passing policies aimed at improving the health and fitness of Texans. The Partnership believes the Texas legislature should continue to strive to ensure the viability of Texas’ future workforce and create a healthy environment for Texans.

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