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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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Feb 2015

Health Observances

In addition to February being American Heart Month, other health awareness items during the month include National Wear Red Day and National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.  Tarrant County Public Health is also offering a free class in stress and heart health awareness on Feb. 6, free HIV/AIDS testing on Feb. 7th and 9th, a special prostate cancer presentation on Feb. 14, and a free class about diabetes and heart disease on Feb. 17.

 

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