Houston Health Department
Office of Planning, Evaluation and Research for Effectiveness
Welcome to the Office of Planning, Evaluation and Research for Effectiveness (OPERE), a bureau within the Director’s Office of the Houston Health Department.
Created in 2006, the office comprises epidemiologists, statisticians, and GIS analysts who collaborate with multiple partners within and outside the department for research, analysis, interpretation and sharing of information on the health issues that affect our communities.
Take a look at the new equity data reports from the Houston Health Department!
Houston State of Health
The Houston State of Health website helps community members and policymakers learn about the health of the community by providing local health data, community plans, resources, best practices, news articles and information about community events.
- December 2019 — Food insecurity in Houston
- November 2019 — Mental health needs of children in Houston/Harris County
- October 2019 — Health status and quality of life in Harris County
- September 2019 — Who are the uninsured in the Houston area?
- August 2019 — Recovery from natural disasters slower in some areas and some populations
- July 2019 — Opioid-Related ED visits in Texas, 2017
- June 2019 — Tobacco use and health
- May 2019 — Binge drinking in Houston/Harris County
- April 2019 — "JUULing": e-vaping among youth
- March 2019 — Houston African American health highlights
- February 2019 — Latino health in Houston/Harris County
- December 2018 — Homelessness: a public health problem
- November 2018 — Immunization saves lives
- October 2018 — Motor vehicle crashes & alcohol impairment
- September 2018 — Heat stroke & pediatric vehicular deaths
- August 2018 — Drownings: a public Health problem
- July 2018 — Recent outbreak reports
- June 2018 — Maternal and child health
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