Accredited Health Department: Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) - Advancing Public Health Performance

Our Vision

Healthy people thriving in a healthy community.

Our Mission

To prevent illness, promote healthy behaviors, and protect against health hazards throughout our community through education, collaboration and key services.



  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health Prize: The Prize honors communities for their unwavering efforts to ensure all residents have the opportunity to live healthier lives. View our video to learn more.
  • CityHealth Silver Medal: CityHealth, an initiative of the de Beaumont Foundation and Kaiser Permanente, is a policy assessment of the 40 largest cities in the nation.
  • National Association of County and City Health Officials Model Practice Award: Baby Cafe
  • National Association of County and City Health Officials Promising Practice Award: STD/HIV Prevention, Healthy Beats


Texas Department of State Health Services Model Practice Award: STD/HIV Prevention, Public Health Follow Up

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