Public Health

Welcome to the City of Brownsville Public Health Department
Brownsville is a community that is a beacon of hope and progress for healthier people and families.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation website


Congratulations on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health Prize.

Congratulations Brownsville for being named an All-America City 2014 in June. This prestigious award was given to Brownsville for its continuing efforts on making this community a healthier place for all its citizens. Thank you to Arturo Rodriguez, Brownsville Public Health Director, for leading Brownsville to this win.

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  1. About Us

    Brownsville is a vibrant city committed to improving the health among its residents.

  2. Animal Regulation & Care Center

    Learn about the shelter and find operating hours and what a dog or cat adoption package includes.

  3. Contact Us

    Find out how to contact the Public Health Department and its staff.

  4. Health Alerts

    Learn about health issues such as African Black Slug, Measles, West Nile Virus, and Whooping Cough.

  5. Health Inspections & Foods

    The goal of the food program is to ensure that the food sold and served in the City of Brownsville is safe, wholesome, properly labeled and advertised, and produced under sanitary conditions.

  6. Ordinance Enforcement

    Public Health is charged with enforcing health and sanitation ordinances.

  7. Vector Control

    A vector is any insect or arthropod, rodent or other animal of public health significance capable of harboring or transmitting the causative agents of human disease, or capable of causing human discomfort or injury.

  8. Wellness

    Find upcoming health and wellness events.