Public Health Administration
The mission of Tarrant County Public Health (TCPH) is to use our expertise to advance the community's health through accountability, quality and innovation.
Since its inception in the 1950s, Tarrant County Public Health (TCPH) has been a valuable local resource by providing services aimed at promoting, achieving and maintaining a healthy standard of living to Tarrant County residents.
Public Health administration office is located at the Dr. Marion J. Brooks Building at 1101 S. Main Street in Fort Worth, Texas.
TCPH offers a scope of services as diverse as the county's population. With a dedicated staff of more than 400 public health professionals and annual funding resources totaling approximately $65 million, TCPH services touch everyone, every day and everywhere.
As of February 2024, Tom Stallings has assumed the position of interim director for Tarrant County Public Health.
Stallings, who has more than two decades of experience with health care policy at federal, state and local levels, also currently serves as the Deputy County Administrator for Tarrant County.
Stallings earned his bachelor’s degree and a Master of Business Administration from Texas Christian University. A long-time resident of Tarrant County, he lives in Fort Worth with his wife and their three children.
Stallings succeeds Veerinder (Vinny) Taneja, who left the department after nine years of service.
Stallings will serve as interim director until a full-time director is named.
Health Informatics maintains multiple surveillance systems that collect data from hospitals and clinics across North Texas and structures health data in ways that facilitate decision-making. This data is shared with community leaders, decision makers and partner agencies.
Provides staff development opportunities to promote staff competencies, facilitates the department’s strategic planning process, oversees and facilitates the department’s internship program, leads the department’s Public Health Accreditation process, ensures maintenance of accreditation status and facilitates the process for reaccreditation.