Dr. Karen Haught

Dr. Karen Haught

Karen Haught, MD, MPH, FAAP, is the Public Health Officer for Tulare County, serving in HHSA's Public Health Branch. She also serves as the Tuberculosis Controller and the Medical Director of California Children's Services in Tulare County.

As the public health officer, Dr. Haught works collaboratively across sectors to create and support conditions in our communities for us all to be healthy and to address both acute health threats and root causes of chronic illness.

Prior to moving to Tulare County in 2002, Dr. Haught was a practicing pediatrician and faculty member at Children's Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University School of Medicine. She has also previously worked in private practice in the Seattle area and in a clinic for homeless families in New York City.

Dr. Haught attended medical school at Ohio State University and received her public health training at the University of Washington.


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Coronavirus

Coronavirus

With all the ongoing coverage of the 2019 novel Coronavirus (n-CoV), Tulare County Health & Human Services Agency’s Public Health Branch feels it is a good time to provide helpful reminders on steps to prevent illness and advise that the immediate health risk to the general public in the United States remains low.

2020 Walk with a Doc Program

2020 Walk with a Doc Program

Walk with a Doc is a free community outreach program, which strives to encourage healthy physical activity in people of all ages. Each month a different health topic will be covered.  

Wash Your Hands Often to Stay Healthy

Wash Your Hands Often to Stay Healthy

Handwashing is one of the best ways to protect yourself and your family from getting sick. Learn when and how you should wash your hands to stay healthy.