About

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

Harris County Public Health Encourages Water Safety Awareness During National Water Safety Month

02 May, 24

Harris County Public Health (HCPH) reminds residents of the importance of water safety as we approach summer and families head outdoors for recreational activities. May is National Water Safety Month, and HCPH is committed to educating the community and promoting awareness to prevent drownings.

Promoting Wellness and Resilience: Mental Health Matters

02 May, 24

Harris County Public Health (HCPH) is proud to join the national movement to raise awareness about mental health and well-being in observance of May as Mental Health Month.

PRESS RELEASES

First West Nile Virus Mosquito Sample of 2024 Found in Harris County

22 May, 24

Harris County Public Health’s (HCPH) Mosquito and Vector Control Division (MVCD) has confirmed that a Culex quinquefasciatus mosquito sample has tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV) in Harris County.

After the Storm Clean-up and Health-Safety Tips: Hidden dangers include safety hazards and bacteria that may cause diseases

17 May, 24

Last night's sudden storm was devastating for many Harris County residents. As people move into recovery mode, please remember to take precautionary measures to stay healthy and avoid injury and illness. Be aware of things that can pose health and safety risks.