• Angelina County and Cities Health District and Deep East Texas Partnership Vaccination Campaign Message
    Take Your Shot Campaign in Deep East Texas
  • CDC recognized City of Lubbock Health Department and Citibus Partnership to Assure Vaccination Accessiblity to All Communities
  • TACCHO Members LEAD the way for local public health actions through Leadership, Education, Advocacy and Development.
  • TACCHO Members provide Leadership as the front line local public health professionals that collect, analyze and report on data that can impact the health of their community.
  • Local Health Departments in Texas activities during COVID-19 include educating, testing and vaccinations.
  • TACCHO Members provide Education through media events, press releases and community education to inform and educate on promoting health, preventing disease, and protection from threats to health. Infectious disease, chronic disease, well checks, food safety and environmental health are just a few of the issues covered by LPH every day in the community.
  • Take Your COVID-19 Shot for Your Family!
  • TACCHO Members Advocate for local public health by working with their local community and local, state and national leaders to inform on the health of the community, as well as science-based, data-driven public health strategies that can improve the health of the population as a whole.
  • TACCHO Members Develop local public health by working together to identify and share best practices to prevent disease and promote the health of the community.
  • TACCHO Members provide the core public health functions of Assessment, Policy Development and Assurance. Public health is the science of protecting and improving the health of the people and their communities. This is achieved by detecting, preventing and responding to diseases and promoting healthy lifestyles.
  • TACCHO Members routinely Assess by collecting, analyzing and reporting on various health data that provides a background on the health status of a community population. Health data reviewed includes disease, behavioral risk factors, social determinants of health, birth and death records and hospital data.
  • TACCHO Members conduct Policy Development by reviewing the trends in health data of their community population, review proven strategies and employ appropriate public health actions that improve, reduce or control the factors that can make a positive or negative impact on health. Such actions include policies that have been shown to improve or protect the health of the population.
  • TACCHO Members provide Assurance of local public health services by convening and collaborating with community partners to plan and provide personal health services and community programs that can provide a positive impact on the health of the community.
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The Texas Association of City & County Health Officials (TACCHO) is the premier member organization serving both Texas local public health officials and the departments which they lead in order to enhance local public health practice in Texas with the ultimate goal of improving the health of Texans and the communities in which they live.



TACCHO members educate local, state and federal policy makers on the work of local public health. Go to the Advocacy site for more information on statements and positions by TACCHO!

COVID-19: TACCHO urges everyone to stay safe by continuing good health practices and following the guidance from the Department of State Health Services!!

  • Get the COVID-19 vaccine, if you are eligible. Be sure to return for your second dose, if you get the two-dose vaccine.
  • Wash your hands often. Twenty seconds with soap and warm water, or if that is not available, use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Remain physically/socially distant by keeping at least 6 feet apart from others who are not in your own household.
  • Wear a face covering when appropriate.



TACCHO and Core Public Health Functions

As the coordinated voice of local public health in Texas, TACCHO members ensure that the public health needs of local communities are considered during development of local, state and national policies.

TACCHO members implement the core public health functions:

  • ASSESSMENT: The assessment and monitoring of the health of communities and populations at risk to identify health problems and priorities;
  • POLICY DEVELOPMENT - The formulation of public policies designed to solve identified local and national health problems and priorities;
  • ASSURANCE - To assure that all populations have access to appropriate and cost-effective care, including health promotion and disease prevention services, and evaluation of the effectiveness of that care.


April 2021

Epidemiologists, such as the one above employed by Houston Health Department, monitor, collect, analyze and report data on disease in the community to help identify the trends of health, or poor health, that is occuring among the population as a whole. This data is used to inform and develop programs and policies that focus on the improvement of health outcomes for both the individual and community. 

Angelina County and Cities Health District and the Deep East Texas Partnership are rallying the population to "Take Your Shot!" ACCHD Director Sharon Shaw stated "that the Deep East Texas Partnership is getting the word out there through community members to take the COVID-19 vaccination. The three county area (Angelina, Polk and San Augustine) community members are rallying behind public health in a unique campaign using billboards, radio, TV, flyers, social media and word of mouth to promote vaccination in Deep East Texas. for more information go to the ACCHD webpage! For additional pictures and links go here.


March 17, 2021

TACCHO Members Testify at Texas Senate Health and Human Services Committee! Go here to read more!


March 15, 2021

Community Health Worker Outreach in San Antonio for COVID-19 Vaccinations to Marginalized Communities!

San Antonio has instituted a COVID-19 Community Prevention Team that uses Community Health Workers to provide outreach in communities of need, as identified by the San Antonio Equity/Atlas Matrix Map, to encourage COVID-19 vaccinations.  Go here for more information!

February 28, 2021

Vaccination Day in Lubbock! 

The Kresge Foundation featured an article on the Lubbock Health Department and their work to provide COVID-19 vaccinations in the community. Noted as having the 10th highest COVID-19 case rate in the nation in October 2020, it now ranks near the top among the most vaccinated populations in the state. Read more here and listen to local leaders discussing the strong relationships that paved the way for this success!

As advocates for the health and well-being of Texans, TACCHO members educate all interested stakeholders on local public health through research, data, and personal stories, helping our partners better understand what it means to live in Texas.

2022 Premier Public Health Conference

The TACCHO Annual “Premier Public Health Conference” will return in early 2022!

Awards and Recognition

TACCHO recognizes the efforts of our peers, and congratulates their success in the field of public health at the TACCHO annual public health conference. 

Get involved

TACCHO members work directly with stakeholders to educate on local public health policy and practice. Other activities include emerging infectious disease, policy formation, intergovernmental relations, and member education.