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The APH Communications Unit offers resources to help prevent disease, promote health and protect the well-being of Austinites. Access valuable information about programs and services, toolkits and APH news.

Community services offers a variety of programs to improve the health and well-being of members of our community. Many of the programs are decentralized throughout the city with a concentration in the lower income areas.

The Disease Prevention and Health Promotion division of the department focuses on programs to screen for and prevent illnesses and health issues.

The Environmental Health Services Division (EHSD) promotes public health and safety to ensure compliance with state and local health codes. View a complete list of services.

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The Epidemiology and Public Health Preparedness Division focuses on programs that protect our community from disease outbreaks and on preparing the public for emergencies.

The Health Equity and Community Engagement Division offers a variety programs addressing health equity in our community to ensure that everyone has equal access to health and human services. The division also focuses on social services policies, planning and evaluation, HIV Resources Administration, and community transformation (DSRIP) programs.