Public Health Campaigns

DSHS strives to improve public health through campaigns that bring us closer to our vision of a healthy Texas.

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Community Health and Safety | Infectious Disease | Tobacco Prevention

Community Health and Safety

Be prepared for the unexpected. Build a kit. Texas Ready.

Disaster Preparedness

Get ahead of what's ahead. Be prepared. Build a kit. Texas Ready.

Agency Action Plan to address substance use

Agency Action Plan to Address Substance Use

Substance use is a complex problem with devastating and lasting effects.
Substance Use Action Plan
Every dose matters.

Childhood Immunization

Leaving things unfinished is never a good idea. Every dose protects your child for life.
Smiles for Moms and Babies

Smiles for Moms and Babies

We know expecting moms focus on doing what’s right for them and for their baby. Going to the dentist should be on your “to do” list.

Smiles for Moms & Babies

The importance of childhood lead testing and reporting.

Childhood Lead Testing and Reporting

Texas is trying to figure out a picture with pieces missing. Every piece of the puzzle is a kid, and every kid should count.

Blood Lead Surveillance

12 Days of Holiday Food Safety

12 Days of Holiday Food Safety

'Tis the season for home-cooked meals. But even holiday feasts are vulnerable to foodborne germs.

Holiday Food Safety

Hear Her Texas

Hear Her Texas

The Hear Her Texas Campaign aims to empower women to know their health risks and warning signs and speak up when they have concerns.

Hear Her Texas

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Infectious Disease

Don't give mosquitoes a fighting chance.

Mosquito-Borne Disease Prevention

In Texas, mosquito bites are more than just an annoyance. They can transmit diseases that can make you and your family sick.

Hey Texas, tell Zika to buzz off!


Don't give Zika a biting chance. Protect yourself and your loved ones from mosquitoes.

They'll ruin your day. They'll ruin your life.

West Nile Virus

West Nile virus is the leading cause of mosquito-borne disease in the U.S. Fight the bite.

Stopping the flu is up to you!

The Flu

There are lots of ways to catch the flu. Getting the flu is easy but getting the flu shot is even easier.

Know My Status. You never know, until you know.

Know My Status

You can't protect yourself if you don't know what to look for. The only way you can be totally sure of your status is to get tested.

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Tobacco Prevention

Help yourself quit smoking.

Yes Quit

This time, try something different. We can help you become an expert in living tobacco-free.

Vapes Down

Vapes Down

Get facts, all the facts, & nothing but the facts... about vaping.


Peers Against Tobacco. Join the movement.

Peers Against Tobacco

College trends come and go. Unfortunately, tobacco likes to stick around.

Say What! Live Tobacco Free

Say What!

Join the youth advocacy movement to prevent tobacco use. Stand up. Speak up. Live tobacco free.

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Last updated October 28, 2021