Texas Public Health Association (TPHA) 91st Annual Education Conference

Dr. Umair A. Shah, Executive Director and Marva Gay, Legal Counsel, presented at the Texas Public Health Association (TPHA) conference in Austin during the Local Health Authority Workshop Training. February 23, 2014

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2014 - 2015 Ebola Information

Signs and symptoms of Ebola include fever, and severe headache, muscle pain, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain, or bleeding or bruising.

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Mosquito Control Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Join the celebration of this historic milestone!

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Resolution honoring the 50th Anniversary of Mosquito Control

The Resolution honoring the 50th Anniversary of Mosquito Control was accepted at Harris County Commissioners Court on April 28, 2015. Congratulations on this exceptional and historic milestone!

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The Executive Director

Harris County residents!

It is my great pleasure to welcome you to Harris County Public Health & Environmental Services (HCPHES) - the county health department for Harris County, Texas. HCPHES is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of Harris County residents and the communities in which they live.

HCPHES has an annual budget of over $60 million that reports to Harris County Commissioners Court. We are made up of over 500 public health professionals who are proud of the work they do each and every day in serving the health needs of our community. Our staff members are continually recognized at the local, regional, state, and national levels for their work in a variety of areas in public health.

We have a fantastic community in Harris County yet challenges remain – please join us in our goal to make Harris County the healthiest community possible!

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