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[Dr. Umair A. Shah] Describes How LHDs Can Combat the “#InvisibilityCrisis”


The health department says there have been 56 cases since May, including four cases in Harris County.


Cats and dogs available for adoption at Harris County Animal Shelter

AP News

NEW YORK (AP) — The head of the nation’s top public health agency says the opioid epidemic will be one of his priorities, and he revealed a personal reason for it: His son almost died from taking cocaine contaminated with the powerful painkiller fentanyl.

Houston Public Media

The Montgomery County Public Health District reported Tuesday the first case of West Nile Virus of 2018.

The Katy News

Houston, TX – Harris County Public Health’s (HCPH) response to Hurricane Harvey and its marketing/communication campaigns were honored with three Model Practice Awards at the 2018 Annual Conference of the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO). The model practice award celebrates local health departments for developing programs that demonstrate exemplary and replicable best practices in response to a critical local public health need.  

FOX 26

HOUSTON (FOX 26) - Bats, of all things, have taken over or at the very least have made themselves right at home at a Houston office building. It’s an especially bizarre bat story for you on this exceptionally odd date, Friday the 13th of July.


 Alison Hare, MIA, Community Resilience Officer and Jennifer Kiger, MPH, Chief of the Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response at Harris County Public Health (HCPH), will discuss the importance of community resilience in preparedness and recovery in their upcoming presentation, “Community Resilience After Hurricane Harvey.” 

APHA - The Nation's Health

First in a series on health equity, which ties into the theme of APHA’s 2018 Annual Meeting and Expo: “Creating the Healthiest Nation: Health Equity Now.”

Houston Chronicle

Looking for a pet? Dozens of neglected and abandoned animals being cared for at the Harris County Animal Shelter need a home.

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