Recent Publications

Expanding and Promoting Family Planning Services

01/31/2023

This memo provides a review of family planning services in Harris County and identifies opportunities to promote and expand access to these services for Harris County residents and their families. The Analyst’s Office utilized the CDC’s best practice recommendations in defining the core services provided by quality family planning programs. The memo identifies three policy considerations which may aid in meaningfully promoting and expanding access to family planning programs and services in Harris County. Policy considerations include: Monitor and evaluate changing demands for existing services, and consider increases in funding where changes in demand demonstrate need; Expand access to family planning services using mobile health services; and Inform residents about enhanced health insurance affordability.

Quarterly Update: COVID-19 Vaccination, December 2022

12/13/2022

This quarterly memo provides an overview of the COVID-19 pandemic and vaccination distribution effort in Harris County between January 2021 to December 2022, including analyses by precinct, age, race, and ethnicity. As of November 27, 2022, 25.4% (1,203,830) of individuals in Harris County had received at least one booster shot, a 6.4% increase (from 1,131,887 to 1,203,830) from August 28, 2022.

Monkeypox Vaccine Distribution and Cases, October 2022

10/25/2022

This is the final monthly memo on the status of monkeypox cases and the effort to distribute the monkeypox vaccine in Harris County. The memo includes analyses by an individual’s age, race, ethnicity, and precinct. The number of individuals fully vaccinated in Harris County increased 101% from September 2022 to October 2022, from 2,675 fully vaccinated individuals in September to 5,370 fully vaccinated individuals in October.

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Harris County at a Glance: Economic Indicators

10/04/2022

Harris County at a Glance: Economic Indicators is the first of four related reports and summarizes key economic indicators for Harris County. Where possible, all economic indicators are disaggregated by gender, and race and ethnicity, and reported as far back as 2010. Indicators are reported with comparison to the three next largest counties in Texas (Dallas, Tarrant, and Bexar) and three largest counties outside of Texas (Los Angeles, Cook, and Maricopa). For each year reviewed from 2010 to 2019, more than half of the workforce in Harris County works in either management, business, science, and arts occupations, or sales and office occupations. The forthcoming related reports are: Housing and Transportation Indicators (late 2022), Health and Environment Indicators (Spring 2023), and Justice and Safety Indicators (Summer 2023).

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Monkeypox Vaccine Distribution and Cases, September 2022

09/27/2022

This memo provides an overview of the status of monkeypox cases and the effort to distribute the monkeypox vaccine in Harris County. The memo includes analyses by an individual’s age, race, ethnicity, and precinct. As of September 2, 2022, 6,135 individuals in Harris County received at least one dose of the JYNNEOS monkeypox vaccine. Of that total, 84.6% (5,188 individuals) received their first dose, and 15.4% (947 individuals) received their second dose (completing the vaccine series).

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