Houston Health Department

Mission and Values


Public Health Preparedness Mission and Values
Self-sufficient families and individuals in safe and healthy communities.
“The Bureau of Public Health Preparedness (PHP) exists to build infrastructure to help the City respond to public health disasters through planning, outreach, training, exercise and response,”
Key Components 

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