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Healthy Community Network (HCN)
About HCN

The Healthy Community Network (HCN) is an expansion of the Texas Department of Agriculture's (TDA) Mayors Challenge. The friendly challenge is now a collaborative and more comprehensive effort to improve health and wellness for entire communities.

Members are local elected officials who are committed to sharing knowledge in the interest of promoting health and wellness. Their commitment is mobilizing Texans to achieve a healthier future. 

The Healthy Community Network:

  • SHOWCASES elected officials and their efforts to model healthy behaviors develop broad-based partnerships and support key health initiatives.
  • CONNECTS elected officials to like-minded leaders, city-specific data and grant opportunities.
  • INSPIRES Texans to choose healthy lifestyles, serve as role models for young people and partner with others for stronger communities.

Take the HCN PLEDGE today and join other leaders in their pursuit of a healthier Texas!

For additional information about the Healthy Community Network, please contact TDA.

Toll Free: (877) TEX-MEAL (877-839-6325)

Assistance available in English and Spanish. Please call 877-TEX-MEAL (877-839-6325) for help.

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Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Texas Department of Agriculture
Commissioner Sid Miller