One of public health's main goals is to control and prevent the
spread of disease. Tarrant County Public Health works on multiple
fronts to do this.
Public Health maintains ongoing surveillance, control and prevention
efforts for a variety of diseases, some of which are common in Tarrant
County. Others are occasional health threats.
This area of Public Health continuously monitors the community's
health status, responds to dangerous infectious disease
occurrences, maintains health statistics and
data-bases of specific diseases, and will mobilize local,
state and federal resources when necessary to meet the health needs of
individuals and high-risk groups.
Health Informatics maintains multiple surveillance systems that
collect data from hospitals and clinics across North Texas and
structures health data in ways that facilitate decision-making. This
data is shared with community leaders, decision makers and partner
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