HCPHES Executive Director Elected to NACCHO Board of Directors

Congratulations to Dr. Umair A. Shah, Executive Director, who was elected to the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) Board of Directors. He will serve a two-year term beginning July, 2015.

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Open your home to a homeless pet that will give a lifetime of unconditional love and affection!

Adopt or foster a loving pet from our animal shelter.

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HCPHES Wins the 2015 NACCHO Model Practice Award

The award was presented to HCPHES and Houston Department of Health and Human Services at the NACCHO Annual 2015 Conference in Kansas City for our State of Health Report.

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It’s Summer and the Temperature is Rising

Be Safe … Cool Tips to Beat the Heat!

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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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