Houston Health Department

Public Health Preparedness, Disease Prevention and Control Division

The Public Health Preparedness, Disease Prevention and Control Division helps the City of Houston to respond to public health disasters through planning, outreach, training, exercise, and response.

To learn more, call: 832-393-5080

Key components

  • Public health responses
  • Monitoring of community-wide activities
  • Epidemiology surveillance and investigation
  • Community assessments
  • Rapid notification and alert
  • Mass prophylaxis and vaccination
  • Drills and exercises
  • Competency-based training
  • Mental health
  • Special needs
  • Community outreach
  • Education