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Public Health

Public Health is the first line of defense in maintaining and improving the public’s health status.

A productive, economically sound society relies on a safe, healthy population. Since its inception in the 1950s, Tarrant County Public Health (TCPH) has been a valuable local resource by providing services aimed at promoting, achieving and maintaining a healthy standard of living to all Tarrant County residents. With a client base and scope of services as diverse as the county's population, a dedicated staff of more than 425 public health professionals and annual funding resources totaling approximately $60 million, TCPH services truly touch everyone, every day, everywhere.

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Investigation of Imported Measles Case Ends in Tarrant County

Jan 27 - Tarrant County Public Health (TCPH) has confirmed all contacts from a recent imported measles case have completed their monitoring period - signaling an end to the investigation.

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Measles Case Confirmed in Tarrant County

Jan 22 - Tarrant County Public Health has confirmed a Tarrant County resident has tested positive for Measles after returning home from India.

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Tarrant County Residents Quit Nicotine for the New Year

Jan 5 - Through the American Lung Association, Tarrant County Public Health is offering a free program for residents to quit smoking and become nicotine-free.

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Health Observances

There are a number of national health observances for March, though here we highlight only National Colorectal Cancer Month and National Nutrition Month. The first week of March has been designated Severe Weather Awareness Week in Texas, and March 10 is National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. Daylight Savings Time also happens to fall in March.

 

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