Naegleria fowleri: Brain-eating ameba

Naegleria fowleri is commonly found in bodies of warm freshwater, such as lakes, rivers, and hot springs. Learn how to protect yourself!

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2015 Excellence in Nursing Gold Award by the Good Samaritan Foundation

Congratulations Kim Fields for everything you do for our community each and every day! September 1, 2015

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Learn the Facts on PROPOSITION NO. 3

Get information on PROPOSITION NO. 3, a bond vote for a new Harris County Animal Shelter

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Know Your Numbers

Keep Active. Eat Healthy. Stay in the Game!

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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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