The Office of Science, Surveillance and Technology (OSST) enhances Harris County Public Health’s ability to detect problems, conduct research, come up with creative solutions and advance the science of an academic health department.
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. Technology and innovation provide or accelerate solutions to difficult-to-manage problems.
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.