The Texas Heart Institute & Fit Houston to Present #WALK30 at the Healthier Texas Summit in Austin

HOUSTON (Aug. 22, 2023) — On Friday Oct. 6, The Texas Heart Institute and Fit Houston will come together at the Healthier Texas Summit to present the #WALK30 campaign. The presentation, called “What’s in a Nudge? Houston’s #WALK30 Health Campaign” is selected to be part of the Effective Health Communication track.

The #WALK30 campaign, spearheaded by The Texas Heart Institute and Fit Houston, aims to inspire Houstonians to walk for at least 30 minutes every day, showcasing the immense benefits of regular physical activity. By joining forces, these organizations aim to create a healthier City of Houston and surrounding counties, where individuals take charge of their own health and wellbeing.

The Healthier Texas Summit, an Initiative of It’s Time Texas,  in collaboration with The University of Texas System, provides a unique platform for over 700 public health professionals, leaders and innovators to transform health in Texas through actionable system change.

This year’s summit will be held at the AT&T Hotel and Conference Center at the University of Texas, located at 1900 University Avenue, Austin, Texas 78705.

Now in its seventh year, the Healthier Texas Summit has become the go-to event for experts, policymakers and community leaders who are passionate about health and wellness. This year’s theme, “Uniting to Transform the Health in Texas: Empowering Action for Systems Change,” aims to bring together diverse perspectives and drive statewide change.

Keri Sprung, Vice President for Education and Director of the Women’s Center for Heart & Vascular Health at the Texas Heart Institute, alongside Lharissa Jacobs, Founder and Executive Director of Fit Houston, will share their experiences and insights during the event.

The conference will feature four content tracks, each addressing crucial aspects of health transformation. These tracks include effective health communication, harnessing data, creating policy and environmental change through cross-sector collaboration, as well as advancing quality primary care through innovative strategies.

To learn more about the Healthier Texas Summit and to join the conversation, visit and follow @ItsTimeTX on social media.

Be part of the movement and use hashtags #HealthierTX and #TransformingTX2023.

Media Contact:

Claire Caton
Interim VP of Marketing & Strategic Communications
The Texas Heart Institute
C: 713.591.3912 |


About The Texas Heart Institute® Center for Cardiovascular Care

Since its inception in 1962, The Texas Heart Institute has provided exceptional care to patients worldwide. The Texas Heart Institute Center for Cardiovascular Care is its clinical practice specializing in cardiovascular care in a sophisticated, welcoming, patient-centric atmosphere. Fully integrated with The Texas Heart Institute’s research and education arms, The Texas Heart Institute Center for Cardiovascular Care attracts local, regional and international patients seeking excellent cardiovascular care and cardiologists and heart surgeons looking for expert opinions for their most challenging cases.

About The Texas Heart Institute®

The Texas Heart Institute is an independent, nonprofit organization that is improving cardiovascular health through trailblazing research, thought leadership, education and patient care. Located within the Texas Medical Center in Houston, Texas, and founded in 1962 by renowned cardiac surgeon Dr. Denton Cooley, The Texas Heart Institute performed the first successful heart transplant and total artificial heart implant in the United States. Since then, our physicians and surgeons have remained recognized as worldwide leaders in diagnosing and treating even the most complex cardiovascular conditions. Research programs at The Texas Heart Institute continue pushing cardiovascular science’s boundaries by translating laboratory discovery into patient care. The Texas Heart Institute has been ranked among the top cardiovascular centers in the United States by U.S. News & World Report for over 30 years.  @texasheartinstitute

About Fit Houston

Launched out of the Houston 2036 Task Force on Equity, Fit Houston envisions a city where every community is active, vibrant, and energetic.  Fit
Houston’s mission is to inspire hope and enhance the vitality of our bodies, minds, and communities through movement.  Our core objective is to promote health equity and support active, healthy lifestyles.  We do this by creating access to free outdoor spaces and programs for all Houstonians.

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