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Harris County Public Health (HCPH)

Throughout the years, HCPH has responded to public health issues such as rabies, mosquito-borne illnesses, air and water pollution, disease outbreaks, water and food-borne illnesses, natural disasters, tuberculosis, polio, and other communicable diseases. 
Public health is now battling new challenges. Each year brings new diseases, new chronic disease risks, and more natural and man-made disasters.

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IN THE NEWS

Thousands apply for limited Uplift Harris spots

15 Feb, 24

More than 82,500 residents applied for Uplift Harris, Harris County's guaranteed income pilot program, in which selected families from 10 low-income ZIP codes will receive $500 monthly cash payments for 18 months.

More than 82,500 residents applied for Harris County’s cash assistance program

13 Feb, 24

Harris County's guaranteed basic income program received more than 82,000 applications from residents before the online portal closed this month.

PRESS RELEASES

Uplift Harris Guaranteed Income Pilot Program Closes Highly Successful Application Period

16 Feb, 24

The Uplift Harris Guaranteed Income Pilot Program, a transformative initiative offering $500 monthly payments to eligible residents in need, closed its application process on Feb. 2, receiving an overwhelming response of over 82,500 applications.

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month!

06 Feb, 24

February is recognized across the United States as National Children’s Dental Health Month. Harris County Public Health (HCPH) works to ensure community members know the benefits of good oral health for children, their caregivers, teachers, and others.