The Community Outreach Department provides breast & cervical screenings to uninsured East Texas women through the BCCS Program and through the Komen Tyler Grant. With the Texas Healthy Communities Program, we are committed to providing communities with technical assistance to improve the health environment and systems where they live, work and play.
Environmental Health (EH) is a corner stone of public health. Registered Sanitarians and Environmental Health Specialists use their scientific education and training to investigate, evaluate, and eliminate environmental conditions harmful to people and communities. EH Specialists perform health inspections, investigate complaints and provide assistance through health education. NET Health evaluates, investigates and educates our business operators, residents and visitors about the following services:
Food Service inspections and education.
- Permits & Inspections. Smith County food establishments are inspected to oversee safe food-handling practices, including proper hygiene, contamination prevention, safe food preparation and food storage techniques to prevent food-borne illnesses.
- Training & Certification. Classes are offered monthly to the food managers and food workers of permitted establishments to promote safe food operations and food service to consumers.
Public Pool, Spas, Public Interactive Water Features (PIWF) inspections and education.
- Permits & Inspections. Smith County commercial pools are inspected for water clarity and cleanliness, proper sanitation levels and proper prevention of drowning hazards to ensure public safety of our public.
- Training & Certification. Classes are offered annually for pool operators to maintain proper chemistry and maintenance of the pool facilities they oversee.
General Environmental Safety and Sanitation inspections, investigations and education.
- Inspections are conducted upon request for many licensed Smith County facilities such as daycare centers, group homes, foster homes, half-way houses, boarding homes and residential treatment centers are inspected to ensure that they meet and maintain the required standards of sanitation, safety and communicable disease control.
- Investigation of public nuisances and health complaints. On-site investigations regarding conditions that may be a disease transmission point to people in a public setting are conducted to prevent the spread of disease throughout the community.
Immunizations and Tuberculosis Control
The Immunization Program promotes routine immunization, ensures access to low cost immunization services, monitors TB (tuberculosis) cases, maintains an immunization registry, and assesses immunization coverage levels in clinics, schools, and child care facilities.
The Northeast Texas Regional Laboratory performs environmental, analytical and medical testing services in order to provide valid data to those who are making decisions about how best to protect public health.
NET Health Center for Healthy Living
Formerly the City of Tyler's Firestation #5 on Frankston Highway, free sessions are offered for self-management of chronic conditions such as Diabetes, high cholesterol and high blood pressure. Community members may also enjoy Zumba, health screenings and a variety of healthy lifestyle behaviors that are provided free to the community.
Public Health Emergency Preparedness & Disease Surviellance
The Public Health Emergency Preparedness Department (PHEP) partners with multiple local and regional agencies to ensure readiness for any community emergency. Local and regional reports of infectious diseases from area public health services are received by the PHEP Department. The PHEP Department prepares emergency response plans for a natural disaster or for a man-made catastrophe, such as a bioterrorism event.
NET Health files certificates of birth for any individual who was born in the State of Texas and files certificates of death for immediate family members of deaths that occurred within the City of Tyler.
WIC (Women, Infants and Children)
The NET Health WIC Program has 21 clinics in 23 counties throughout East Texas. The WIC program provides nutrition education and breastfeeding peer counseling to expectant mothers and to families with children under the age of five.