About Us

Denton County Public Health  Blue LogoLeading our communities to a healthier future.

We are here to help our Denton County friends and neighbors on your journey to health and wellness-and we start with helping you find the information you need. We hope this site connects you to the services you’re looking for whether it’s a doctor, immunizations, information about diseases, or permits for environmental services, we’re here to help. Thanks for visiting!

Matt Richardson, DrPH, MPH
Director, Denton County Public Health

About Denton County Public Health

Denton County Public Health promotes and preserves sustainable community health through exceptional education, compassionate care, and quality service. We provide preventive public health services by:

  • Assuring disease surveillance and working to prevent the spread of disease
  • Preparing and responding to disasters and assisting communities in recovery efforts
  • Promoting and encouraging healthy behaviors
  • Protecting against environmental hazards

Our highly-skilled, educated, and compassionate staff consists of:

  • Administrators
  • Bilingual Support Personnel
  • Certified Health Educators
  • Epidemiologists
  • Licensed Vocational Nurses
  • Medical Examiners
  • Nutritionists
  • Physicians
  • Preparedness Coordinators
  • Registered Nurses
  • Social Workers

Partner Organizations

We partner with many other organizations such as school districts, city parks, and recreation departments, TWU, UNT, and EMS, to provide a healthy social and physical environment. Recent Denton County Public Health (DCPH) efforts to improve public health have received state and national recognition:

Existing Health Trends

For a summary of existing health trends in Denton County, please see the 2023 Community Health Assessment (PDF). This document serves as a foundation of quality health data for partners with stakeholders and residents to lead Denton County to a healthier future.

Provide feedback on our online survey on the 2023 Community Health Assessment.

Community Health Improvement Plan

DCPH has partnered with residents and community members to create the 2018 to 2020 Community Health Improvement Plan (PDF). This plan outlines goals and objectives to address areas of health concern and collectively improve the health and well-being of individuals, families and the community