To protect health, prevent disease and injury, and promote health and well-being for everyone in Harris County by advancing equity, building partnerships, and establishing culturally responsive systems.


A Harris County in which all people can achieve their full potential for health and well-being.


Harris County Public Health embraces a foundation of progressive work anchored by the department's cornerstone values guiding our work to improve the community's health and well-being.

  • Leadership - We are advocates and strategists for the health of individuals and our communities.
  • Service and Excellence - We strive to create a culture of learning, innovation, and data-driven practices to guide our internal operations, improve performance, and build staff expertise.
  • Quality We utilize state-of-the-art science, evidence-based best practices, and performance monitoring to maintain and improve program efficiency and efficacy.
  • Collaboration - We engage and work collaboratively with partners, communities, and staff to maximize our impact in Harris County.
  • Communication - We provide the community with up-to-date and science-based health information.
  • Inclusion and Belonging - We honor and embrace a diverse workforce. We create a culture in which employees feel valued, trusted, and comfortable being their authentic selves.
  • Accountability, Integrity, and Stewardship - We act with integrity and assure public trust through transparency and demonstrating continuous improvement. 
  • Professionalism - We, as public servants, and team members, perform and model the highest levels of ethics, acumen, and responsiveness.
  • Compassion - We treat each other and those we serve with dignity, respect, kindness, and empathy
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HCPH 2023-2027 Strategic Plan

HCPH 2023 Annual Report

HCPH 2024 Maternal & Infant Health Report

HCPH 2024 Foodborne Illness Report

Vector-Borne Disease in Harris County 2017 – 2022 Report