Houston Health Department

Office of Health Planning, Evaluation And Research For Effectiveness (Opere)

Welcome to the Office of Health Planning, Evaluation And Research For Effectiveness (Opere) Formerly Known As CHS And Chper, a program within the division of the Office of Surveillance and Public Health Preparedness of the Houston Health Department .

Created in 2006, it is comprised of epidemiologists, statisticians, qualitative researchers and GIS analysts who collaborate with multiple partners within and outside the department for research, analysis, interpretation and sharing of information on the health issues that affect our communities. Our webpages are new, and are being regularly updated. If you do not find what you are looking for here, please continue to come back to the site, or e-mail us at HLTCHSR@houstontx.gov and let us know how we might help. Click on the icons to view more information about each topic.

Community Profiles of Super Neighborhoods - The Cityof Houston is divided into  88 “super” neighborhoods, each with its own particular characteristics and public health concerns.  Review your community’s health indicators and compare them to those of other super

Complete Communities Health Profiles

Area Health Profiles

Survey Research
Survey research
- review finding from specialcommunity surveys and other investigations being conducted by CHS
and its Geospatialhelthviewspartners.



Geospatial Views of Community Health - See the way that various health conditions and public health indicators are distributed across the city, by zip code, or by super neighborhood.

AssesmentCommunity Assessments and Reports - The Houston Health Department conducts community assessments in underserved areas of Houston through its AIM program – Assessment with Intervention and Mobilization.  View these, and other selected assessment findings, here.


The CHS Research Resume provides information on CHPER staff and projects.