The Harris County Commissioners Court’s Analyst’s Office is a new County department created by the Commissioners Court to provide the members of Commissioners Court and County departments with access to nonpartisan policy research and analysis to support policy decision-making. The Analyst’s Office receives requests directly from member offices of Commissioners Court and produces reports in response to those requests.

Recent Publications

Update: COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution, March 2021


This memo is the third of a monthly series that provides an overview of the COVID-19 vaccine distribution in Harris County. As of March 29, 2021, 1,020,644 Harris County residents were vaccinated with at least one vaccine dose (29% of Harris County’s eligible population) and 546,051 were fully vaccinated (15% of Harris County’s eligible population).

Catalog of Harris County Sustainability Practices


The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) defines sustainability as the creation of long-term sustainable conditions, under which humans and nature can exist. This memo provides a comprehensive catalogue of existing sustainability policies and practices maintained by Harris County departments and provides a starting point for the development of short and long-term sustainability goals and actionable policies.

County Health Coordination Memo


There are three county health-related agencies in Harris County: Harris County Public Health, Harris Health System,and the Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD. Over the course of the last four decades, there have been multiple efforts to improve coordination across these agencies, many of these efforts continue today. This memo provides an analysis of the collaborative arrangements practiced in health-related agencies in six jurisdictions (Bexar County, Dallas County, Galveston County, Travis County, Los Angeles County, and Miami-Dade County), highlights methods to improve cooperation, and provides a legal analysis of the potential consolidation of Harris County’s health-related agencies. 

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