Christopher Haggstrom

Public Health
Title: Assistant Director for Public Health
Phone: 956-542-3437
Chris Haggstrom

My name is Christopher Haggstrom, I am a Brownsville Native and honored to serve you as the Interim Public Health Director for the City of Brownsville. 

I have served the City of Brownsville for 21 years. As Interim Public Health Director I manage: The Brownsville Animal Regulation & Care Center, Food Service Sanitation Inspections, Ordinance Enforcement, Vector Control, Wellness Division, and Office Administration.  We are the Tip of the Spear in Border Health Protection.  
More information on each of the divisions can be found in this webpage. 

My goal is protecting the general public by educating service providers and residents to be in compliance with current health and safety codes. 

Aside from the divisions work, the Public Health Department has worked with community organizations to create a coalition. 
Together, we created various activities but most proud of;
• a Farmer’s Market a Brownsville and five community gardens.  These projects have provided the community with alternates to grocery only food supply towards natural pesticide free products. 
• Healthy Lifestyles by having Cyclobias to give citizens a car free routes to walk, bike and learn of other activities for a better health and Annual Weight Challenge to provide citizens support in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. 

During the Zika outbreak, we partnered with the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention to obtain a Zika Field Assignee to provide outreach, education, analysis and reporting of the needs of the citizens in the area of Zika and emerging diseases.  

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