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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World TB Day March 24, 2015

World TB Day celebrates the opportunity to raise awareness about combating Tuberculosis and multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) world-wide. HCPHES is committed to addressing and helping to prevent TB in the Harris County community.

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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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