Press Releases

Nutritious Food is the Fuel that Keeps Our Bodies Running

01 Mar, 24

March is National Nutrition Month® and Harris County Public Health (HCPH) is emphasizing the importance of making healthy food choices and developing physical activity habits for a healthier life.

Uplift Harris Guaranteed Income Pilot Program Closes Highly Successful Application Period

16 Feb, 24

The Uplift Harris Guaranteed Income Pilot Program, a transformative initiative offering $500 monthly payments to eligible residents in need, closed its application process on Feb. 2, receiving an overwhelming response of over 82,500 applications.

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month!

06 Feb, 24

February is recognized across the United States as National Children’s Dental Health Month. Harris County Public Health (HCPH) works to ensure community members know the benefits of good oral health for children, their caregivers, teachers, and others.

Happy, Healthy Hearts – Move More, Eat Healthy, and Get Screened!

02 Feb, 24

Heart disease remains the leading cause of death in the United States and Harris County. Every 33 seconds, someone in the U.S. loses their life to cardiovascular disease. In 2021, approximately 695,000 people died due to heart disease; however, there are many ways to reduce the risk of heart disease. February is American Heart Month, and Harris County Public Health (HCPH) wants to remind residents about the significance of caring for their hearts.

Harris County Pets to Offer Low-Cost Spay and Neuter Events During National Observances in February

01 Feb, 24

Harris County Pets Resource Center (HCP), the open-admission animal shelter for unincorporated Harris County, will offer five low-cost spay and neuter events in February in observance of Spay and Neuter Awareness Month and Responsible Pet Owners Month.

Last days to apply for Uplift Harris Guaranteed Income Pilot program

31 Jan, 24

Harris County Public Health (HCPH) reminds residents that there are few days left to apply for the Uplift Harris Guaranteed Income Pilot program, a groundbreaking initiative providing financial assistance to eligible residents.

Final week to apply for Uplift Harris Guaranteed Income Pilot program

26 Jan, 24

The deadline to submit online applications for Uplift Harris is 11:59 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 2; applications are not chosen on a first-come, first-served basis but are randomly selected.

Access in Crisis - Maternal Health Awareness Day Shines a Spotlight on Critical Issues

22 Jan, 24

Maternal health is a critical issue that requires urgent attention in Harris County. In recognition of Maternal Health Awareness Day, Harris County Public Health (HCPH) will participate nationwide to raise awareness, promote education, and advocate for improved maternal care by hosting a virtual webinar for the Harris County community.

Uplift Harris Guaranteed Income Pilot Celebrates Successful Launch

15 Jan, 24

Harris County Public Health (HCPH) has received over 48,000 applications during the first three
days of the Uplift Harris Guaranteed Income Pilot program application window. As we honor the legacy of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. today, HCPH takes pride in representing his values, fueled by the enthusiastic response from our community for Uplift Harris.

Uplift Harris Guaranteed Income Pilot Application Opens Tomorrow at 9 a.m.

11 Jan, 24

Harris County Public Health (HCPH) is excited to launch Uplift Harris, the guaranteed income pilot program tomorrow, Friday, Jan. 12, at 9 a.m.

UPDATE: Harris County to Open Applications for Uplift Harris Guaranteed Income Pilot Program Friday, January 12

09 Jan, 24

The updated application period for the Uplift Harris Guaranteed Income Program begins this Friday, January 12, and closes on Friday, February 2. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis; the program is NOT first come, first served.

Application Launch Date Delayed for Uplift Harris, a Guaranteed Income Pilot Program

08 Jan, 24

The application for Uplift Harris, a guaranteed income pilot program, initially scheduled
to launch today at 9 a.m., has now been delayed. The application launch is being delayed because Harris
County Commissioners Court will discuss and take possible action on program details this Tuesday,
January 9. Information on the new application launch date will be announced later this week.

Cervical Cancer Can be Prevented with Screening and Education

03 Jan, 24

Cervical Cancer is one of the most common causes of cancer deaths for women in the United States. Harris County Public Health (HCPH) wants to ensure community members get informed, screened, and vaccinated.

Harris County Launches Uplift Harris website for community members to learn about the Guaranteed Income Pilot Program opening in January 2024

15 Dec, 23

Starting in January 2024, Harris County will launch Uplift Harris, a pilot program providing guaranteed income through cash assistance to low-income households who live in select ZIP codes. Community members can begin learning about the program now by going to the newly launched website to sign up for notifications. Application for the program opens on January 8 and ends on January 26.

Harris County Public Health Launches Newly Revamped Website

13 Dec, 23

Harris County Public Health (HCPH) is proud to announce the launch of its newly revamped website,, designed to serve the community better and promote health equity.

Light Up with Holiday Decorations Safely and Responsibly!

12 Dec, 23

Decorating your living space can be a fun way to show your holiday spirit and enjoy the holiday season. Harris County Public Health (HCPH) encourages community members to consider these holiday decorating and fire safety tips to ensure you and your loved ones decorate and celebrate responsibly.

Re-Entry Hiring Event Today! Targeting individuals who have been impacted by the justice system and seek a fresh start

07 Dec, 23

Harris County Public Health Releases Inaugural Health Disparities Annual Report

14 Sep, 23

Harris County Public Health (HCPH) released its inaugural Health Disparities Annual Report, a comprehensive assessment of health services provided by HCPH from 2018 to 2023, broken down by race and ethnicity.

September is Sexual Health Awareness Month – Take Charge of Your Sexual Health!

12 Sep, 23

September is Sexual Health Awareness Month, a crucial initiative to raise awareness about the significance of sexual health and well-being.

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month – Get Screened!

06 Sep, 23

As September marks Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, Harris County Public Health (HCPH) wants to raise awareness about prevention to reduce the impact of this prevalent disease.

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15 Aug, 23

Harris County COVID-19 hospitalizations tick up as new subvariant begins to spread

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