The Community Health & Wellness Division (CHWD) of Harris County Public Health (HCPH) is dedicated to improving the overall health and well-being of all Harris County residents. CHWD provides a wide array of services to protect the public’s health and helps shape positive health outcomes for individuals, families, and communities. With more than 4.7 million people in Harris County, our Division is dedicated to public service and passionate about our work and the people and communities we serve and protect.
The essential functions of the Division are critical to the health and well-being of people and communities. CHWD fundamental responsibilities are comprehensive and include infectious disease control and prevention, childhood lead screening services, substance abuse services, maternal child health, chronic disease prevention, health promotion, family health, refugee health, dental health, and health equity.
CHWD key activities and services include protecting people in Harris County from the threat of preventable infectious diseases like HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis and providing reliable and accurate public health laboratory services and information about health threats.
Other critical services include providing nutritional support to low-income women, infants, and children (WIC). CHWD also works to help reduce smoking and its impacts and works to prevent chronic diseases and conditions such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer, asthma, and obesity.
CHWD works continuously to reduce health and mental health disparities among vulnerable and underserved communities to achieve health equity throughout Harris County.
Please visit the HCPH Services section for a comprehensive list of services provided by CHWD and HCPH or to find the clinic nearest you.