Mission, Vision & Values


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.

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.

We utilize state-of-the-art science, evidence-based best practices, and performance monitoring to maintain and improve program efficiency and efficacy.

We engage and work collaboratively with partners, communities, and staff to maximize our impact in Harris County.

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. 

We, as public servants, and team members, perform and model the highest levels of ethics, acumen, and responsiveness.

We treat each other and those we serve with dignity, respect, kindness, and empathy.