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picture of chicken salad on a piece of lettuce, sitting on a plate
A consumer advisory has been issued for chicken salad sold at Fareway grocery stores. Click the link below to find out if any of the food product you have may be part of the recall. https://idph.iowa.gov/News/ArtMID/646/ArticleID/158205/Consumer-Advisory-Issued-for-Chicken-Salad-Purchased-at-...
Posted: February 13, 2018
Disaster Readiness Conference Attendees
Quad Cities Disaster Readiness Conference Wednesday April 4, 2018 Program: 8:15am-4:15pm Doors open at 7am Lunch Provided for Registrants Waterfront Convention Center, Bettendorf, Iowa
Posted: February 1, 2018
dog and cat laying on step
Humane Society of Scott County Prevent Rabies! There will be a Rabies/ Microchip Clinic, Tuesday, February 13th 5:30-7:00 at the Humane Society of Scott County No appointment necessary Cost is $7.50 CASH for the rabies and $18.00 CASH for the Microchip Dogs MUST be on a leash and cats MUST be in a...
Posted: January 29, 2018
football shaped crackers and cheese
Football fans, the big game is coming up! As you host, remember these things: Clean: When prepping party food, wash hands and surfaces often. Separate: Use separate plates for raw and cooked food when cooking. Cook: Cook food to the right temperature. Chill: Don’t leave food at room temperature for longer than two hours.
Posted: January 26, 2018
STD Clinic Closed 12-26-2017
The STD clinic will be closed on Tuesday, December 26, 2017. Thank you for understanding!
Posted: December 18, 2017
dark figure reaching out a helping hand
Everyone needs help sometimes. If you are struggling with alcohol, drugs, gambling or suicide, there is hope for you! Check out the resources at Iowa’s new website: https://yourlifeiowa.org/
Posted: November 1, 2017
Effectiveness of a Third Dose of MMR Vaccine for Mumps Outbreak Control The New England Journal of Medicine http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1703309 During a recent outbreak of mumps in a group of vaccinated students at the University of Iowa, health officials implemented a widespread MMR...
Posted: November 1, 2017
Lead Paint Crackle on Wood Siding
You are invited to take part in a research study regarding child lead poisoning. Augustana College and the Scott County Health Department (SCHD) are collecting data regarding child lead poisoning in our community. Click the heading to link to the survey.
Posted: October 17, 2017
Vital Signs: Changes in Opioid Prescribing in the United States, 2006–2015 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/66/wr/mm6626a4.htm?s_cid=mm6626a4_w Prescription opioid-related overdoses have been making headlines in recent years, with the prevalence of deaths...
Posted: October 16, 2017
10 Policies to Prevent and Respond to Childhood Lead Exposure: An assessment of the risks communities face and key federal, state, and local solutions Health Impact Project, The PEW Charitable Trust http://www.pewtrusts.org/~/media/assets/2017/08/hip_childhood_lead_poisoning_report.pdf In response...
Posted: October 1, 2017
The Scott County Snapshot Event engages residents in water quality through a user friendly, process for data collection and provides a “snapshot” of the water quality in Scott County. The 2017 Fall Scott County Snapshot Event will be held October 10th, 8:00 am-12:00 pm at Bettendorf Fire Station, 5002 Crow Creek Rd, Bettendorf 52722 Volunteers are welcome and appreciated.
Posted: September 29, 2017
Child receiving immunization in arm
The Iowa Department of Public Health has released the results of the 2016-2017 School and Child Care Immunization Audits. Click the header to view the immunization results for Scott County schools and child cares.
Posted: August 31, 2017
Child receiving dental screening
Scott County continues to be above the state average for compliance with the dental screening requirement for students enrolled in kindergarten and 9 th grade. View the 2016-2017 School Dental Screening Audit Report to see how Scott County compares to others across the state.
Posted: August 31, 2017
Cover of HIV report; includes red ribbon
The Iowa Department of Public Health recently released its 2016 State of Iowa HIV Disease End-of-Year Surveillance Report, describing HIV disease for the state of Iowa and its population subgroups as well as trends analyzed throughout the state. To learn more, visit: https://www.idph.iowa.gov/hivstdhep/hiv/data .
Posted: August 23, 2017
Image of cover of acute disease report
The Iowa Department of Public Health has recently published the Iowa Acute Disease Monthly Report for July, providing information on confirmed and probable cases of notifiable diseases. Information is available by county. Learn more: https://idph.iowa.gov/CADE
Posted: August 23, 2017
Logo for Walk More Connect More:  three figures walking across an outline of the state of Iowa
Sign your community or workplace up to participate in Iowa's Healthiest State Initiative annual walk. Learn more about walking to make Iowa healthier and to promote healthy lifestyles! http://www.iowahealthieststate.com/events/annual-walk/resources/ .
Posted: August 18, 2017
pills and pill bottle
A new counterfeit opioid drug has been found in Iowa. These counterfeit pills that have been made to look like the prescription pain pill oxycodone were found to have much more powerful and dangerous opioid drugs mixed within the pill. Click here to learn more.
Posted: July 17, 2017
National HIV Testing Day Logo
Scott County Health Department will be partnering with Greater Than AIDS and Walgreens Pharmacy for National HIV Testing Day 2017. Free rapid testing will be available at Walgreens Pharmacy, 1805 Brady Street Davenport on June 27, 28, and 29 from 3:00-7:00pm. Click here to learn more:
Posted: June 9, 2017
The weather is getting warmer and due to an increase in inquiries regarding patio rules, we have put together the following guidelines regarding animals and smoking.
Posted: April 21, 2017
Female aedes aegypti mosquito
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

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