Houston Health Department

Office of Planning, Evaluation and Research for Effectiveness


Welcome to the Office of Planning, Evaluation and Research for Effectiveness (OPERE), a bureau within the Director’s Office of the Houston Health Department.

Created in 2006, the office comprises epidemiologists, statisticians, 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.



Take a look at the new equity data reports from the Houston Health Department!

Health Disparity and Health Inequity. 2019 Trends and Data Report. Section 1: Root Causes Creating Health Inequities

Health Disparity and Health Inequity. 2019 Trend and Data Report. Section 2: Morbidity and Mortality.



Houston State of Health

The Houston State of Health website helps community members and policymakers learn about the health of the community by providing local health data, community plans, resources, best practices, news articles and information about community events.

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