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 guaranteed income program can move forward, judge rules

18 Apr, 24

A district judge on Thursday ruled Harris County's new guaranteed income program can proceed, denying the Texas Attorney General Office's request for a temporary injunction. The state sued Harris County earlier this month, arguing the initiative to provide financial assistance to low-income residents violated a Texas statute prohibiting gifts of public funds.

Beat the Bite! HCPH reminds residents mosquito season is here

18 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.


Vaccines Save Lives: Celebrating World Immunization Week 2024

24 Apr, 24

As World Immunization Week approaches (April 24-30, 2024), Harris County Public Health (HCPH) joins the global community in highlighting the importance of vaccination, to protect people of all ages against vaccine-preventable diseases.

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.