Health and Human Services Department
HDHHS provides traditional public health services and seeks to use innovative methods to meet the community’s present and future needs. Our mission is to work in partnership with the community to promote and protect the health and social well-being of all Houstonians. (Note: the health department website has had many pages upgraded to the City's new format. If you find any broken links, report them here.)
About the Director
Serving as the Director for the Houston Department of Health and Human Services (HDHHS) Stephen L. Williams is actively involved in public health issues at the local, state and national level. He joined the City of Houston as the director of the Department of Health and Human Services (HDHHS) in June of 2004. He received his Masters in Public Administration from Baruch College, City University New York, a Masters of Education from Auburn University in Montgomery, Alabama and his Bachelor of Arts in Sociology/Social Work from Huntingdon College also in Montgomery, Alabama.
Williams serves on several boards of community, professional and civil rights organizations. He is a past president of the Texas Association of Local Health Officials.
News Releases and HDHHS Updates
- Sticky Solutions: A Guide to Hosting a Healthy Community Design Workshop
- HDHHS secures $1.8 million to coordinate, boost ACA enrollment
- West Nile Virus cases for 2014
- TALHO transitions to City of Houston
- iTalk:Listen Conversation Starters - DVD for youth and adults
- Prescription Discount Information
- Report Foodborne Illness
|Feeding the homeless|
|Protect yourself against West Nile Virus|