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The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Goose Creek CISD is a CATCH Promise priority district.

To learn more about the CATCH Promise, click here.

Project Summary

Goose Creek CISD began implementing the CATCH program in August 2017, as part of the district’s dedication and commitment to Be Well™ Baytown. Be Well Baytown is an initiative of MD Anderson sponsored by ExxonMobil, which aims to mobilize the Baytown community to promote wellness and stop cancer before it starts. A central component of this initiative is aligning school-based health programming with Goose Creek CISD’s implementation of the CDC’s Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) model for approximately 16,000 students in 21 elementary and junior schools.


Since implementation at Goose Creek CISD, the CATCH program has yielded significant results, most notably a 33% increase in the number of times students ate vegetables. Other outcomes include a 22% increase in moderate to vigorous physical activity during PE class and a 12% increase in self-reported water consumption.

“One of the things CATCH has done for GCCISD schools has been to bring together teams of individuals in each school that share a common goal of creating a culture of wellness in their school. Having a strong team of advocates is key in bringing awareness to any cause.”

- Priscila D. Garza, Healthy Community School Coordinator, Goose Creek CISD
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The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas is one of the world’s most respected centers focused on cancer patient care, research, education and prevention. It is ranked No. 1 for cancer care in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals survey, and is one of only 49 comprehensive cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Institute.


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