The Health Department provides services and programs to minimize the risk of illness and injury to the general population, enhances access to health care and protects the environmental integrity of the city.
Local Public Health System Assessment Retreat: On Feb. 27, 2014, the Healthy Garland Steering Committee will be conducting a Local Public Health System Assessment. The assessment will take place at the Garland Fire Department Administration Building, 1500 Hwy 66, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Lunch will be provided. The assessment, developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, will provide valuable information about the resources available in Garland to address issues which affect the health of our citizens. Information provided by assessment participants will be compiled into a report which will be used by Healthy Garland leadership and other local organizations to make informed decisions about the delivery of health related services in Garland.
We are seeking assessment input from Garland health care providers, hospitals, long-term care facilities, child care providers, mental health professionals, school administrators and school health personnel, neighborhood associations, government agencies, faith-based organizations, and any other entities that provide health services to the citizens of Garland. An explanation of the public health system and the 10 essential public health services can be found here.
If you would like to represent your organization in this important assessment, please RSVP by Feb. 1, 2014: Don Hart, email@example.com.
For Immunizations and Travel Vaccines please see Public Health Clinic.
Child Care Center Ordinance: The City of Garland adopted Ordinance #6395 effective April 20, 2010 that governs Child Care Centers. More information can be found on the Child Care Center Ordinance.
Seasonal Flu Information: The Garland Health Department is working in conjunction with the Dallas County Health & Human Services Department and other agencies to provide surveillance, prevention and control measures throughout the flu season.
2013 Food Excellence Award Winners Announced
The City of Garland Health Department is pleased to announce the winners of the 2013 Food Sanitation Excellence Awards. These winners scored in the top five percent of their class on unannounced food service inspections during the previous year. In addition to receiving an award certificate to display for one year, each establishment will have its annual permit fee (from $200 to $400) waived for 2014. View the entire list of restaurant inspection scores.