City of AustinFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Residents encouraged to share what makes them healthy on social media using #LiveHealthyATX
Austin, Texas – The Austin/Travis County Community Health Plan is launching the third iteration of the Community Health Assessment to continue improving the health and wellbeing of Austin/Travis County residents.
The assessment will take place from June 2021 to March 2022. Austin Public Health will share results with community residents, partners, and stakeholders in the summer and fall of 2022.
“We understand that health is affected by conditions in which people live, learn, work, and play,” said Laura G. La Fuente, Austin Public Health Acting Assistant Director for Health Equity and Community Engagement. “Through the assessment, community members, partners, and stakeholders are working together to address clinical health, health behaviors, social and economic factors, and environmental factors that impact the health status of community residents.”
As part of the assessment, there will be events, interviews, focus groups, listening sessions, and a social media campaign to engage the public and gather quantitative and qualitative data.
The social media campaign, titled #LiveHealthyATX, asks area residents to show what makes them healthy by sharing pictures or videos on social media. Posts can include photos or videos showing healthy food choices, activities in the park, cultural celebrations, assisting people in need, and more. Residents can use the hashtag #LiveHealthyATX or #LiveHealthyCTX (Central Texas) on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
The social media campaign will run through August 2021. At the end of the campaign, shared photos and videos will be added to the Austin Public Health Instagram account. Residents can then vote on their favorite images by “liking” them. Images will also be shared via Speak Up Austin, incorporated into the final assessment report, and used in future publications for Austin Public Health.
For more information, visit www.austintexas.gov/communityhealthplan.
About the Austin/Travis County Community Health Plan
The Austin/Travis County Community Health Plan is a collaborative planning initiative implemented by organizations throughout the Austin/Travis County area. Organizing partners include Austin Public Health, Travis County Health and Human Services, Central Health, St. David’s Foundation, Ascension Seton, Baylor Scott & White Health, Integral Care, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Public Health in Austin, Austin Transportation Department, Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority, and The University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School.