Non-Communicable Diseases

The Office of Epidemiology, Surveillance, and Emerging Diseases' (OESED) Non-Communicable Diseases Program conducts surveillance, monitoring, and reporting for chronic diseases, long-term impacts of COVID-19, environmental epidemiology and climate programming, and substance use to better protect Harris County community members. The program is also responsible for collecting and reporting data for these areas to inform preventative decision-making, inform priority focus areas, and help respond during public health-related crises. The program comprises the Chronic Diseases Team, Long-term COVID-19 Impact Team, Climate Program Team, and Substance Use Surveillance Team.