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 stops by CW39 Houston to share the importance of National Public Health Week

05 Apr, 24

National Public Health Week is an annual celebration the first week of April to celebrate the work of public health workers by highlighting how their contributions cause positive impacts within the community.

Uplift Harris recipients shares impact of funds

04 Apr, 24

Nearly 2,000 recipients who have low income were chosen to receive $500 monthly through the Uplift Harris program and FOX 26 Consumer Reporter Heather Sullivan spoke with a few of them about how they hope the funds will aid their lives.

PRESS RELEASES

Empowering Change: Addressing Disparities in Black Maternal Health

11 Apr, 24

Black Maternal Health Week, led by the Black Mamas Matter Alliance, is observed annually from April 11-17. This observance seeks to shed light on the challenges encountered by Black birthing persons and new parents, who are disproportionately affected by racial inequities and a lack of access to resources.

National Dog Bite Prevention Week Advocates for Responsible Pet Ownership

09 Apr, 24

As we kick off National Dog Bite Prevention Week (April 9 – 15), Harris County Public Health’s (HCPH) Veterinary Public Health Division (VPH) reminds residents of important bite prevention methods and local leash laws in Harris County.