It’s Time Texas, Community Health Challenge
A health disparity study indicated pressing challenges for Lancaster, including high rates of heart disease and congestive heart failure. Because of these startling statistics, Lancaster embarked upon a journey to decrease these numbers and the City Council formed the Mayor’s Health and Fitness Council.
To address these health disparities, Lancaster began participating in the It’s Time Texas Community Challenge. The challenge is an 8-week competition that unites and mobilizes, schools, businesses, organizations, community members, and mayors toward the common goal of transforming a community’s health.
The Mayor’s Health and Fitness Council was also formed and includes key partners such as LISD, Parks and Recreation staff, Lancaster Police Department staff, Lancaster Fire and Medical staff, Lancaster Library staff, Lancaster Community Relations staff, Cedar Valley College, Anytime Fitness, Crescent Medical Center, and other corporate partners. The council has initiated several health programs, including:
Lancaster, TX- 2019 AAC Winner: Presentation
Community Relations Coordinator