Health Service Services Region 6-5 South - Community Health Services

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Community Health Services 
5425 Polk St. Suite J/Mail Code 1906
Houston, TX 77023
(713) 767-3005 | Fax: (713) 767-3024



Improve and maintain the health of the population of Region 6/5 South. 


The purpose of Community Health Services is to provide population-based services to counties in Health Service Region 6/5 South not served by a local health department. The Community Health Team is composed of four programs in the region including the Community and Family Health Program, Contract Management Services, Oral Health Program, and the Tobacco Prevention and Control Program. The Community Health Team works in an integrated fashion to address the Essential Public Health Services in each county.

Essential Public Health Services

  • Monitor health status
  • Diagnose and investigate community health problems
  • Inform, educate, and empower the community
  • Mobilize community partnerships
  • Develop policies and plans that support individual and community effort
  • Enforce laws and rules that protect the public health and ensure safety
  • Link individuals to appropriate community and private providers
  • Ensure a competent public health workforce
  • Research new insights and innovative solutions
  • Evaluate the effectiveness population-based health services in a community.

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Last updated March 11, 2021