The Office of Epidemiology, Surveillance and Evaluation (OESE) enhances Harris County Public Health’s ability to detect problems, monitor the health of the community, and evaluate programs and services.
Our Epidemiologists monitor and respond to notifiable infectious disease occurrences. As well as, educating the public, and collaborating with internal and external partners on health concerns within Harris County. Surveillance data gives HCPH direct insight into threats to population health. Applying the science to the data we collect allows us to confidently make decisions to benefit the community.
In alignment with our HCPH values, Evaluation in public health improves accountability and effectiveness of our programs and services through an ethical and data-driven lens. These three branches come together to form the foundation of precision public health, allowing HCPH to confidently make decisions to improve your health and well-being in Harris County.