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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
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
Syphilis strikes back STD month 2017 graphics and logo
Syphilis rates are increasing across the U.S. and in most communities. To stress the importance of reversing this trend, the entire month of April will be dedicated to syphilis prevention.
Posted: April 1, 2017
This daylight savings time set your clocks, check your stocks (logo, clock and canned goods).
When you set your clocks, remember to check your stock of emergency supplies.
Posted: March 10, 2017
The Scott County Health Department will be closed on Thursday, February 2, 2017 for a staff-wide training. The Department will reopen on Friday, February 3 at 8:00am.
Posted: January 27, 2017
Looking for ServSafe Classes to attend? Here are some opportunities: Eastern Iowa Community College will be offering ServSafe classes. The course is for foodservice managers and teaches basic sanitation principles. It also fulfills the demonstration of knowledge requirement under the new Iowa Food...
Posted: December 16, 2016
2 Steps to Save a Life. 1. Dial 911 2. Press Hard and Fast
Learn Hands-Only CPR to Save Lives Hands-Only CPR is CPR without mouth-to-mouth breaths. It’s recommended for use by people who see a teen or adult suddenly collapse in an out-of-hospital setting. Hands-Only CPR is easy to learn, doesn't require rescue breaths, but can still save lives! The...
Posted: December 13, 2016
In recognition of World AIDS Day, free HIV/STD testing is available on December 1st from 10:00am to 2:00pm at the St. Ambrose University Rogalski Center.
Posted: November 23, 2016
It is not too late to fight the flu with a flu shot. Find a clinic near you.
Posted: October 6, 2016
Water Over Road warning sign surrounded by flood waters.
Update: Wednesday, October 5, 2016 Flood water has rescinded from the roadway and all routes listed are passable. Original Post: Scott County Secondary Road Department impassable road notice due to flooding. Roads Involved: Y68 / Scott Park Road / Veterans Way (Old Highway 61) is closed at the...
Posted: September 29, 2016
Help your family to be ready in the event of an emergency or disaster by laying out an emergency communications plan: https://www.ready.gov/make-a-plan
Posted: September 9, 2016
Why is personal hygiene so important when preparing food? Because germs are not always destroyed by cooking. http://www.foodsafetymonth.com/Home
Posted: September 9, 2016
Fruits and vegetables are the key to healthy eating. Add one more. Try something new. Teach the kids. Try a new recipe. http://www.fruitsandveggiesmorematters.org/September+is+Fruits+%26+Veggies--More+Matters+Month
Posted: September 9, 2016
Neighborhood comes together to recycle around new cart.
The GO All In recycling program starts August 1. Residents now can place all their recyclables in their new carts, which were delivered in June and July. Sorting of recyclables is no longer required, but recycling and garbage are still separate.
Posted: August 1, 2016
Scott County Health Department has a new look! Find us on: Facebook l Twitter l Instagram l Pinterest
Posted: July 1, 2016
Scott County Health Department Logo
VIDEO - Get a firsthand look at the many public health services that are provided by the Scott County Health Department.
Posted: July 1, 2016
Visit Walgreens at 1805 Brady Street, Davenport to get FREE onsite HIV testing on June 23-24th between 3pm-7pm or June 25th from 10am to 2pm.
Posted: June 22, 2016
May is Mental Health Month: 1 in 5 adults in the United States experiences mental illness. Learn more this Mental Health Month.
Posted: May 1, 2016
Public Health Protects! Learn how the clinical services and environmental health teams work to protect children from lead poisoning in Scott County. http://www.scottcountyiowa.com/health/childhood-lead-poisoning-prevention
Posted: April 1, 2016
The third step in protecting your sexual health is Treat . Some STDs can be cured with the right medicine from your doctor. It is important that you take all of the medication your doctor prescribes. Other STDs are not curable, but they are treatable. Your doctor can talk with you about which medications are right for you. Learn more!
Posted: March 31, 2016

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