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NPR
8/29/2017

"The first and foremost thing that everybody's concerned about is just getting folks out of harm's way with the flooded waters," says Dr. Umair Shah, Executive Director of Harris County Public Health, whose own home came under mandatory evacuation Tuesday morning.

The Weather Channel
8/28/2017

The executive director of Harris County’s public health department Dr. Umair Shah told the New York Times that while the area has invested, “The challenge is until it unfolds there’s so many moving pieces and it’s never the same as the situations you’ve previously encountered.”

The CW: News Fix
8/24/2017

“Public health is our priority and we do not want people to gamble with their safety,” said Dr. Umair A. Shair, HCPH executive director. “I am encouraging people to have at least a seven day supply of food, medication and bottled water. Also, be prepared to evacuate, if an order is made by our emergency leaders.”

Michael & Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living
8/16/2017

The Texas Health Champion Award Ceremony is held annually to recognize leaders who have demonstrated exemplary achievement in reducing the burden and raising awareness of the obesity epidemic in Texas. The 2017 award ceremony will take place during the 10th Annual Texas Obesity Awareness Week, September 11-15, 2017.

Houston Style Magazine
8/7/2017

Harris County Public Health (HCPH) Executive Director, Umair A. Shah, MD, MPH, is the newly-elected president of the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO). He was sworn into office on July 1.

The Katy News
8/7/2017

Harris County Public Health (HCPH) Executive Director, Umair A. Shah, MD, MPH, is the newly-elected president of theNational Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO). He was sworn into office on July 1.

Entomological Society of America
8/7/2017

Annapolis, MD; August 7, 2017—The Governing Board of the Entomological Society of America (ESA) has elected 10 new Fellows of the Society for 2017. Election as a Fellow of ESA acknowledges outstanding contributions to entomology in research, teaching, extension and outreach, administration, or the military. See more details on criteria for Fellow selection, as well as a full list of ESA Fellows.

Houston Style Magazine
8/7/2017

Harris County Public Health (HCPH) Executive Director, Umair A. Shah, MD, MPH, is the newly-elected president of the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO). He was sworn into office on July 1.

The Katy News
8/2/2017

Harris County Public Health Encourages New Mothers to Breastfeed-In observance of August as National Breastfeeding Month, and World Breastfeeding Week Aug. 1-7, the Harris County Public Health (HCPH) Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program will host two special events to protect, promote and support the rights of women who breastfeed their children.

NACCHO
7/19/2017

Washington, DC, July 19, 2017—Umair A. Shah, MD, MPH, Executive Director of Harris County Public Health (HCPH),serving Harris County (TX) – the third largest county in the nation with approximately 4.5 million people, is the new President of the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO). He assumed office on July 1.

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