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. Every new threat has been matched by a public health response. Public health forces must work together to fight each new threat or new epidemics will spread.