Dallas County will be closed on Monday, May 27th in observance of Memorial Day

Public Health Services Overview

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


DCHHS is committed to improving the overall health and well-being of Dallas County residents through community health initiatives. We collaborate with community organizations, schools, and local government to promote healthy behaviors and reduce health disparities. By working together with our community partners, we aim to create a healthier environment and empower individuals to make positive health choices.

Chronic Disease Prevention Division:

DCHHS is committed to preventing and managing chronic diseases within the community. Our dedicated team works to raise awareness about various chronic diseases and their risk factors, while also promoting healthy lifestyle choices. Through education initiatives, screenings, and support programs, we strive to empower individuals to lead healthier lives and reduce the burden of chronic diseases in our community.

Environmental Health:

DCHHS recognizes the importance of a safe and healthy environment for the well-being of our residents. Our Environmental Health division plays a critical role in monitoring and mitigating environmental hazards that can impact public health. This includes inspections, permits, and enforcement actions related to food safety, water quality, air pollution, and hazardous materials. We work closely with community partners and businesses to ensure compliance with health regulations and promote a clean and safe environment for everyone.

Public Health Advisory Committee:

The Public Health Advisory Committee serves as an advisory body to DCHHS, providing guidance on matters related to public health policy, programs, and services. Comprised of professionals from various health-related fields, community leaders, and concerned residents, this committee helps shape and inform our strategies and initiatives. Their expertise and diverse perspectives contribute to the development of effective public health interventions and policies.

Public Health Emergency Preparedness:

DCHHS is dedicated to ensuring the safety and well-being of Dallas County residents in the event of public health emergencies. Our Emergency Preparedness division works to develop and implement emergency response plans, train healthcare providers and first responders, and coordinate with local, state, and federal agencies to effectively respond to public health threats. We conduct drills, exercises, and simulations to test our preparedness and continuously improve our response capabilities.

STI/HIV Division:

DCHHS acknowledges the significant public health issues presented by sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and HIV. Our STI/HIV Division focuses on preventing the spread of STIs and reducing the impact of HIV/AIDS within Dallas County. Through educational initiatives, community outreach programs, and accessible testing services, our division aims to raise awareness, promote prevention and early detection, provide counseling and support for those affected, and conduct partner services to prevent further transmission. 

West Nile Virus Information:

DCHHS acknowledges the threat posed by West Nile Virus (WNV) in Dallas County and takes proactive measures to control mosquito populations and reduce the risk of transmission. DCHHS monitors mosquito-borne infections, conducts surveillance on mosquito populations and human cases, implements mosquito control strategies such as larviciding and adulticiding, and provides community education on WNV transmission, symptoms, and prevention strategies. Our goal is to decrease the risk of WNV transmission and protect the health of Dallas County residents.


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