Health and Human Services

Welcome to Dallas County Health and Human Services

Dallas County Health and Human Services - 2377 N. Stemmons Freeway, Dallas, TX 75207
Telephone: 214-819-2000

A Message from Dr. Philip Huang, Director

Philip Huang, MD, MPH

Welcome to Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS). It is my honor and privilege to serve you, the residents, of Dallas County.

DCHHS is a nationally accredited public health department responsible for providing health and social services that protect the health and well-being of over 2.6 million people that call Dallas County home.

DCHHS manages an annual budget of over $258 million and employs nearly 600 highly skilled and diverse public health and social service staff. The mission of DCHHS is to optimize and protect the health and well-being of all Dallas County residents and support the achievement of better health outcomes for all.

DCHHS has been at the forefront of the local response to major public health issues and emergencies including the recent Mpox outbreak, the COVID-19 pandemic, and threats from Ebola, H1N1, West Nile, and Zika viruses. Additionally, DCHHS provides free or low-cost public health and social services to low-income residents of Dallas County.

Philip Huang, MD, MPH
Director / Health Authority


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  • Healthy People.
  • Healthy Communities.
  • Health and Social Equity.


  • Equity and Inclusion
  • Accountability
  • Excellence
  • Quality
  • Partnership, Collaboration, and Teamwork
  • Innovation
  • Empowerment
  • Customer Service


Community Health Needs Assessment

DCHHS conducts a joint Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) with Parkland Health & Hospital System (Parkland) in adherence to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) and as part of the accreditation process for public health departments.

The overarching goal of this CHNA was to identify the geographic areas and populations that experience the most significant health disparities including, racial and ethnical minorities, low social economic populations, underserved population, those with chronic disease and those with infectious disease.



Public Health Advisory Committee (PHAC)

The Public Health Advisory Committee is chaired by Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price and co-chaired by Dr. Philip Huang, Director of DCHHS. The committee is comprised of community members and representatives from municipal health departments within the county.



Pediatric Asthma Surveillance System (PASS)

In partnership with Parkland Health and Parkland Center for Clinical Innovation, DCHHS is making available a new Pediatric Asthma Surveillance System (PASS) to provide community-based pediatric asthma prevalence information in Dallas County.



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