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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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.


Hurricane Beryl - Clean-up and Health-Safety Tips

09 Jul, 24

As people recover after Hurricane Beryl, please take precautions to stay healthy and avoid injury and illness. Be aware of things that can pose health and safety risks.

Fireworks are Not for Pets

01 Jul, 24

Pets should not be included in celebrations that involve fireworks. Fireworks can cause injuries and burns in pets as well as people. For example, pets can eat or chew unattended fireworks, causing injury and illness. Frightened pets may break leashes, jump fences, run away, or bite someone, including beloved family members. Even if your Fourth of July does not include fireworks, pets may become frightened by noises from neighborhood celebrations.