Our Mission

The mission of the collaborative is to mobilize policy action to curb childhood obesity in Harris County.
 
Our Vision
 
The “word cloud” below was developed by HLM members and children from Texas Children’s Health Plan – Keep Fit Program.  The “word cloud” vision illustrates what stakeholders see as a healthy future—a community that is strong, active, safe, knowledgeable and energetic about the health of all children in Harris County. 
 
Our Goals
 
HLM work to reduce childhood obesity through focusing on the three objectives below to advance EAT, PLAY, and LEARN policy priorities as outlined in the HLM CAP
 
  1. Mobilization and Advocacy - Across multiple sectors and residents through ongoing community and stakeholder engagement, continuous communication and capacity building. 
  2. Strengthened Alliances - At the community, county & state level across multiple sectors in partnership with Harris County residents. 
  3. Policy Change -To include voluntary, institutional and legislative or regulatory efforts that maintain or create new opportunities for healthy living.