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Our Mission

Lubbock Mayor’s Fitness Council in collaboration with TTUHSC Healthy Lubbock

Active living and healthy eating are two examples of healthy behaviors. In Lubbock, Texas, community residents have access to over 50 parks with walking trails and several farmer’s markets. Yet, many residents are not aware of these healthy opportunities. As a result, Healthy Lubbock, a program of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) Garrison Institute on Aging, and the City of Lubbock are collaborating to establish the Lubbock Mayor’s Fitness Council (MFC). Mayor Pope and TTUHSC President Mitchell are making Lubbock’s health and wellness a priority.


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Why Lubbock residents need awareness?

Statistics indicate the following:


Lubbock residents are living with diabetes

(American Diabetes Association)


Lubbock residents have pre-diabetes

(American Diabetes Association)

40% +

of Lubbock residents are diagnosed with hypertension

(Carr, 2014)


of the Lubbock population is obese

(Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity)

What is the
Lubbock MFC


The MFC aims to build a healthier Lubbock community by showcasing local events, promoting healthy eating and active living.

Two primary objectives of the MFC:

Objectives will result in meeting the following goals: (Based on Health County Ranking Statistics)

  • Increase physical activity
  • Promote access of various physical activities/events
  • Promote access to healthy foods

Endorse local fitness and wellness events that meet the Council’s mission.


Establish one signature event that promotes and unifies Lubbock’s health and wellness organizations.

Health goals will be assessed by:

(Align with Healthy People 2020 Objectives)


Reducing the proportion of adults with hypertension by


Reducing the proportion of adults who are obese by