About Us


A Healthy Texas


To improve the health, safety, and well-being of Texans through good stewardship of public resources, and a focus on core public health functions.


  • Lead with a vision.
  • Driven by science and data.
  • Partner with a purpose.
  • Engage and connect as a team.


  • Improve health outcomes through public and population health strategies, including prevention and intervention.
  • Optimize public health response to disasters, disease threats, and outbreaks.
  • Improve and optimize business functions and processes to support delivery of public health services in communities.
  • Enhance operational structures to support public health functions of the state.
  • Improve recognition and support for a highly skilled and dedicated workforce.
  • Foster effective partnership and collaboration to achieve public health goals.
  • Promote the use of science and data to drive decision-making and best practices.


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Last updated September 13, 2018