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Harris County Public Health and Environmental Services (TX)


Full-Time Equivalents (FTEs): 500

Population Served:
1.75 million (3.89 million for certain services)

Project Overview:
Harris County Public Health and Environmental Services (HCPHES) is located in Houston, TX, and serves unincorporated areas of Harris County, as well as over 30 municipalities within the county. The total combined population for a majority of services is 1.75 million; however, the jurisdiction for some services includes all 3.89 million residents of the county. HCPHES identified community health assessments and community health data as an area for improvement and applied a quality improvement process to improve upon current approaches for gathering and reporting community health data.

Harris County Public Health and Environmental Services Case Example
Harris County Public Health and Environmental Services Storyboard

Accreditation Support Initiative (2011-2012)

Project Overview: Funded to update and improve its current performance management system to enhance accountability; to identify and formalize existing performance management and QI processes; and to expand efforts to create a culture of QI in the department.

Harris County Public Health and Environmental Services Final Report