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Community Impact News
Nov 13, 2019

A study by Harris County Public Health found while Harris County’s average life expectancy in 78.7 years, which is on par with state and national averages, life expectancy in Harris County alone varies by nearly 24 years depending on where a resident lives.

Houston Public Media
Nov 13, 2019

“Where you live often determines how well and how long you live,” said Dr. Umair Shah, executive director of Harris County Public Health, which prepared the study.

The Katy News
Nov 12, 2019

Harris County Public Health (HCPH) today released a landmark study assessing the overall health of Harris County residents and recommendations for improvement. The first-ever report “Harris Cares: A 2020 Vision of Health in Harris County” provides five transformational recommendations to improve the health of Harris County residents.

Click 2 Houston
Nov 12, 2019

A study by the Harris County Public Health was released Tuesday assessing the county's overall health and gave recommendations for improvements.

Houston Chronicle
Nov 12, 2019

The Harris County Public Health study, commissioned last January, aims to present a picture of the overall health of county residents and offer recommendations for improvement. The 263-page report examines many factors that influence health, including access to care, mental health, transportation, housing and environmental factors.

KHOU 11
Nov 12, 2019

Firefighters from the Spring Fire Department heat things up with their 2020 calendar, which benefits the firefighter assistance fund and the Harris County Animal Shelter.

KPRC AM 950
Nov 09, 2019

Hundreds of various breeds and all ages of cats and dogs will be looking for their furrever homes today and tomorrow at the first-ever mega adoption event in the Houston area.

ABC 13
Nov 09, 2019

The mega adoption event is sponsored by Petco and is in partnership with Houston-area organizations such as BARC Animal Shelter and Adoptions, Montgomery County Animal Shelter, Fort Bend County Animal Services, Harris County Animal Shelter, League City Pets Alive and SPCA of Brazoria County.

KHOU 11
Nov 07, 2019

Houston area organizations participating in the Mega Adoption Event include BARC Animal Shelter & Adoptions, Montgomery County Animal Shelter, Fort Bend County Animal Services, Harris County Animal Shelter, League City Animal Control and SPCA of Brazoria County, along with other Texas organizations.

ABC 13
Nov 05, 2019

"No level of nicotine is safe for minors, so them using it even once, it's an issue and we really need to combat that," Juanita Hawkins, a program specialist at Harris County Public Health, said.

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