Texas Health Institute is a 501c3, which provides leadership in development of health care solutions to shape the Texas health care landscape. As an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization, THI takes a broad view of health care issues and their impact on people and their communities. From acting as a neutral convener and facilitating balanced health care dialogue, to creating a vision of improved health care, THI is a think tank - providing innovative, "outside the box" collaboratively developed options to improve the health of people and their communities. For additional information, please visit www.texashealthinstitute.org.
Georgia Shape is the Governor’s statewide, multi-agency and multi-dimensional initiative that brings together governmental, philanthropic, academic and business communities to address childhood (0-18) obesity in Georgia. Over the next ten years Georgia Shape will work towards increasing the number of students in the Healthy Fitness Zone for Body Mass Index by ten percent. Other objectives set forth by the Governor and Georgia Shape include reaching disparate populations, increasing the aerobic capacity measure of Georgia’s youth, increasing the breast feeding rate across Georgia, and increasing the number of early care centers that excel in nutrition and physical activity measures. For more information, please visit http://www.georgiashape.org/
Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is the lead agency in preventing disease, injury and disability; promoting health and well-being; and preparing for and responding to disasters from a health perspective. In 2011, the General Assembly restored DPH to its own state agency after more than 30 years of consolidation with other departments. At the state level, DPH functions through numerous divisions, sections, programs and offices. Locally, DPH funds and collaborates with Georgia's 159 county health departments and 18 public health districts. Through the changes, the mission has remained constant – to protect the lives of all Georgians. For more information, please visit http://dph.georgia.gov/