Healthy City Grant: District gets money to help with projects

Healthy City Grant: District gets money to help with projects

The Wichita Falls and Wichita County Health District is working to make the community a healthier Texoma.

The Wichita Falls and Wichita County Health District is getting a one-time $10,000 check to help them move forward to help the city become healthier.

"The purpose of the campaign is to impact the health of the country on a larger scale," said Will Carter, the Lead Project Coordinator for the Health District.

Wichita Falls is one of 3 cities in Texas along with Waco and Brownsville taking part of this program.


The District is trying to change work side wellness, cutting down on second hand smoke exposure and to implement healthier programs in schools.

"We thought we would have a better opportunity being realistically successful accomplishing those goals with the time period allotted with the funds we were given," said Carter.

This is a continuation of what has already been established.

"We are going to build on prior work," said Carter.  "We have been working for years now to improve the health of the community."

Health officials want everyone to remember that we all make an impact when it comes to each other's health.

"We have to work together to come up with creative solutions that anywhere in the country can use and any community that is comparable to the size of ours can say hey this worked for them," Carter said.  "They have a template they have a model they can take it, adapt it and viola problem solved."

The campaign is set to begin October 1, for more information on this program, click here.