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 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.


Birthing a Brighter Future: Introducing the Harris County Maternal Health Bill of Rights

17 Apr, 24

Harris County Public Health (HCPH) is excited to announce the launch of the Harris County Maternal Health Bill of Rights (MHBoR), an essential resource for community members and healthcare providers. Every family deserves a safe and joyful experience during their journey of parenthood. However, this is not always the case, as some birthing persons face the most devastating outcomes.

Beat the Bite! HCPH Reminds Residents Mosquito Season is Here

16 Apr, 24

With temperatures rising, Harris County Public Health (HCPH) reminds residents that mosquito season is upon us. While mosquitoes are present year-round, their peak activity coincides with warmer weather, typically from May through October. This increases the chance of mosquito-borne disease transmission.