142nd Annual APHA Meeting & Expo Wrap Up

For science. For action. For health.

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2014 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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Texas Association of City & County Health Officials (TACCHO)

Inaugural Meeting of the TACCHO Executive Leadership Team including our very own HCPHES Executive Director, Dr. Umair A. Shah!

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2014 -2015 Flu Season

Get Your Flu Vaccine Now! Wash Your Hands! Are you aware that a flu vaccine protects you and your loved ones against the three viruses that research suggests will be most common?

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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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