The fourth-largest city in the United States, Houston is an expansive and diverse city in southern Texas.
The mission of the Houston Health Department is to work in partnership with the community to promote and protect the health and social well-being of Houstonians and the environment in which they live.
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Urban Health Agenda
Our vision for the future of urban health looks beyond health care. Government and community organizations work together to make our wider environments safer, healthier, and more equitable.Learn More
Health Equity Tool
Together with Human Impact Partners, we created an Equity Lens Tool for health officials and their staffs to use in the context of COVID-related decision making.View Tool
Houston Health Department sets the bar for tracking mpox, COVID
In August 2022, CDC named Houston’s wastewater epidemiology program a National Center of Excellence. Colorado’s public health department is the only other jurisdiction so far to achieve this honor.