Brownwood-Brown County Health Department

Our Mission
To promote and protect the health of those in the community by making preventative health services available to every citizen needing them.

Department Description


 The Brownwood-Brown County Health Department provides a variety of health services focusing on health promotion and prevention.  Funding is provided the City of Brownwood and Brown County as well as through grants from the Texas Department of State Health Services and Health and Human Services.

Food additional information on each area see the tabs to the left. 

Public Health

  • General Health Screens (Blood pressure, glucose or cholesterol checks, pregnancy test or body composition)
  • Immunizations
  • Seasonal Flu Vaccines
  • Tuberculosis Test and Treatment
  • Rabies Information and Treatment
  • Health Education and Events
  • STI(STD)/HIV Screening and Test

Public Health Preparedness 

  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Epidemiology

Food Safety and Environmental Health

  • Food Establishment Inspections and Permits
  • Day Care and Foster Care Inspections
  • City of Brownwood Mosquito Control and Information
  • Illegal Dumping Information

Women, Infants and Children (WIC) nutrition program

  • Support of healthy eating and living
  • Health screening and education toward healthy choices
  • Breastfeeding support and services 

 

Goals


 

  • Provide and improve health programs and health education
  • Safeguard public health and promote safe, unadulterated, and honestly presented food to consumers
  • Draft and implement comprehensive public health emergency plans to mitigate the affect of public health threats
  • Encourage more community involvement in disease prevention
  • Increase immunization numbers, and awareness of STI and HIV prevention
  • Provide support and inspiration to eat right, have a healthy pregnancy, breastfeed successfully and raise amazing kids