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.

DSHS Goals

  • Improve health through prevention and population health strategies
  • Enhance public health response to disasters and disease outbreaks
  • Reduce health problems through public health consumer protection
  • Expand the effective use of health information


Last updated May 3, 2018