Director's Welcome

Director's Welcome

Ed Rivers, Director of Scott County Health Department

Edward Rivers, MPH, Director
Scott County Health Department

Scott County Health Department Brochure 2016 (PDF)

Welcome to the Scott County Health Department website, we are glad you have decided to spend some time looking through our site. It is our intent to keep the information provided on our website dynamic, up-to-date and useful. We hope you find this website informative and helpful for your daily life, work, and play!

Your Health Department is dedicated to providing public health services to address everyday and emerging health issues. Staff at the health department work hard to provide the ten essential public health services:

  1. Monitor health status
  2. Diagnose/Investigate health problems and hazards
  3. Evaluate effectiveness, accessibility and quality
  4. Develop policies and plans
  5. Enforce laws and regulations
  6. Research for new insights and innovative solutions
  7. Link people to needed personal health services
  8. Assure a competent public and personal health workforce
  9. Inform, educate, and empower people about health issues
  10. Mobilize community partnerships

The Scott County Health Department is responsible for the day-to-day safety and health of the public. On any given day, staff are conducting restaurant inspections, inspecting water wells, providing immunizations, testing for STD’s and HIV, writing grants, providing education to the community, and much more. Staff also addresses emerging issues such as SARS, West Nile Virus, healthcare provider shortages, and Bio-Emergency threats, as well as Influenza and Pertussis.

Your Health Department participates in events recognizing public health all year long. For example, every year in April, the Scott County Health Department participates in the national celebration of Public Health Week. Staff is available year round to participate in health fairs and to speak on a wide variety of health topics.

If you have questions or comments regarding our services or our website, please feel free to email us at health@scottcountyiowa.com or you can mail your correspondence to the Scott County Health Department, 600 W. 4th St., Davenport, Iowa 52801.

Thank you for visiting our website. Please come back often!

Sincerely,

Edward Rivers, MPH, Director
Scott County Health Department

News & Notices

Zika is a virus spread by the bite of an infected mosquito and can cause serious health problems for pregnant women and their babies. Learn more about Zika on the Scott County Health Department's Zika Virus webpage.
Posted: April 18, 2017
Staff from the Scott County Health Department will soon take part in the 6-month Iowa Walking College program. Learn more here.
Posted: April 18, 2017
Public health is always in motion, taking steps to encourage healthy habits, prevent disease, and prolong life. Every April we celebrate Public Health!
Posted: April 3, 2017