Community Transformation Grant

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TIPHER has been awarded the Transforming Texas: Healthy People in Healthy Communities Grant by the Texas Department of State Health Services. The five year, $1.75 million grant was awarded to TIPHER to fund the Central Texas Community Health Consortium (CTCHC), which was created to implement health initiatives aimed at improving quality of life in Central Texas counties, including Comal and Guadalupe counties. The Consortium presently consists of Resolute Health, TIPHER, Zajonc Corp. and the Comal Independent School District.

“The Transforming Texas: Healthy People in Healthy Communities Grant will help us realize our mission of improving the health and wellbeing of people living in Comal and Guadalupe counties,” said Tess Coody, Resolute Health CEO. “Working together, members of the CTCHC will fulfill grant mandates to create healthy and safe communities, improve access to and integration of community prevention and clinical services, and to eliminate health disparities. We are very excited to have been chosen by the Texas Department of State Health Services for this important work."

The Healthy People in Healthy Communities grant outlines three separate goals, specifically:
Health Care Delivery Systems Improvement through Implementation of Chronic Diseases Self
Management Programs for high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes control as part of
usual care.

  • Prevent and reduce tobacco use (including reducing danger of secondhand smoke)
  • Prevent and reduce obesity, increase physical activity; tmprove nutrition in accordance with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2010
  • Increase control of high blood pressure and high cholesterol; increase access to and demand for high impact quality preventive services

“CTCHC is uniquely positioned to make great strides in each of these health mandates,” said
Carlos Campos, M.D., Executive Director of TIPHER and former Medical Director for the Resolute
Health Center for Wellbeing. “With each partner bringing a wealth of expertise in the areas of research, clinical care, prevention and education, we are armed with all of the components
necessary to create innovative solutions to these critical health problems.”

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