Be Healthy. Get Started. 

The Beaumont Healthy Living Foundation was designed to help you and your family be healthy and get started.

 

Healthy Southeast Texas hopes to create families who are healthier, and whose lives are richer. We want to change the way that Southeast Texas lives, works and plays.

 

Healthy Southeast Texas is recognized across the state and the nation as a leader in successful health coalitions. Our collaborative relationship of hospitals, non-profit organizations, for-profit businesses, schools and governmental institutions is truly unique, and serves as a best practice model for cities that aspire to bring stakeholders in community health together.

 

Obesity affects our area’s vitality, productivity and economic growth.

 

Almost 30% of our children are overweight and/or obese. These children are more susceptible to numerous diseases that are preventable and will reduce the length and quality of their lives. This obesity epidemic has led experts to predict that our current youth will have a life expectancy lower than their parents and grandparents. A change in diet and physical activity level can save a child’s life.

 

Over 70% of our adults are overweight and/or obese. Besides the personal health issues faced by unhealthy weight persons, the economic impact of an unhealthy workforce is well documented. As a worker’s BMI increases, so do the number of sick days, medical claims and healthcare costs for that person. Jefferson and Orange counties rank poorly in national health surveys and this could impact the decision of potential investors in our community.

 

Healthy Southeast Texas is an active campaign to create a culture of wellness through physical activity and healthy eating habits. We hope that this website, with its resources, links and access to the Choose Healthier Mobile App, are the beginning of a new lifestyle for you and your family. Now is the time to…

 

Be Healthy. Get Started.

 

Dr. Alan B. Coleman

President

Beaumont Healthy Living Foundation

Our Resources

Tools to Help!

We’ve partnered with some of the best organizations in the state to help you find healthy activities.

Choose Healthier App

Finding healthy activities near you just got a whole lot easier! Download the Choose Healthier App for free today!

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Medical & Food Aid

There are many free and low cost tools available to help you and your family live healthier lives.

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Health Resources

Interested in running your first race? Do you need help learning how to eat healthier while on a budget? We’ve got you covered.

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Thanks

Made Possible By

We couldn’t do this without the generous support of our partners.

Southeast Texas Medical Associates
ABC
Mamie
OCI
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Entergy

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