Galveston County Health District receives sub-grant funding award from It’s Time Texas and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas
A total of $14,250 has been awarded to the health district to help its mission, addressing
living healthy in the Galveston County community.
GALVESTON COUNTY, Texas – Galveston County Health District (GCHD) received a generous sub-grant from the
statewide nonprofit It’s Time Texas, whose mission is to empower Texans to lead healthier lives and build healthier
communities. Thanks to It’s Time Texas’ partnership with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas and their Healthy Kids,
Healthy Families grant, the Healthy Eating, Active Living (HEAL) project will kick off this spring and be completed by the
end of 2022.
The It’s Time Texas and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas’ funding was given to community-based organizations who
deliver effective programs and services that improve critical health outcomes and address root causes of health
disparities by 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. “It’s Time Texas is proud to support the work of these community organizations who
are pursuing a pathway to health equity and are removing barriers to health access within Texas.”
The health district launched its HEAL program in 2019, and with this grant, will expand to include healthy eating, active
living outreaches in the community, rebuild its Diabetes 101 education and management program through virtual
platforms and bring back its HEAL 5K and 1K Fun Run.
“We are thrilled to partner with It’s Time Texas and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas to expand our HEAL program in
the community,” said GCHD Director of Community Health Services Ashley Sciba, MPH, BSN, RN. “This gives us a chance
to not only bring back our HEAL Fun Run, which we are so happy about, but also the opportunity to work with local
schools in our community. Childhood obesity is a serious problem in the United States. It puts children at risk for health
problems now, and down the road. We’re excited to work with students and help them learn ways they can make
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Learn more about HEAL at gchd.org/HEAL and follow the project’s progress throughout the year by visiting:
ABOUT IT’S TIME TEXAS:
It’s Time Texas is a statewide 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. It’s Time Texas’ mission is to bring people, communities, and organizations together to take action that
supports health for all, now and generations to come. At It’s Time Texas, we believe that every Texan should have an equal opportunity to live a long and healthy life.
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The Galveston County Health District (GCHD) is the local public health agency for Galveston County, Texas.
GCHD provides services and programs that protect the everyday health and well-being of Galveston County.
P.O. Box 939 La Marque, Texas 77568 • (409) 938-7221