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The Scott County Health Department promotes, protects, and preserves health through leadership, service, education and partnerships.

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The Iowa HIV Disease End-of-Year 2017 Surveillance Report finds that while the number of Iowans diagnosed with HIV in 2017 was the second highest number on record, it was down from the diagnoses in 2016.  Part of the high number of positive HIV tests in the state may be a result of an increase in the number of those at high risk getting tested for HIV.  Learn more about this Surveillance Report here:  http://www.idph.iowa.gov/hivstdhep/hiv/data

Scott County is accepting online applications for the following position: 

Health Department (Part-time) $18.68 per hour

Application Deadline: Friday, August 31, 2018, 4:30pm Central Time. (11 days remain)
Ensure a healthy future with vaccines

August is National Immunization Awareness Month. 

Learn how vaccines protect against serious diseases:  https://www.vaccines.gov/index.html 

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PRESS RELEASE

May 18, 2018

RE: Summer Food Safety

As the warm weather months are filled with family outings, vacations, and cookouts, the Scott County Health Department would like to remind everyone to follow some simple but important food safety practices to avoid illness. 

To protect yourself, your family, and friends from foodborne illness, safe food handling when eating outdoors is key.  “Bacteria can begin to grow quickly in the warm weather, so it’s important to prepare, transport, and serve food safely,” says Eric Bradley, Environmental Health Coordinator at the Scott County Health Department.

Follow these four simple steps to ensure the food you...

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Learn more about childhood lead poisoning prevention. 

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Scott County health data on a variety of topics has been posted to our Data & Assessments webpage. Click header to access data fact sheets, health department program statistics, and state and national health data resources.

News & Notices

2017 Kids Count Data Book: State Trends in Child Well-Being Annie E. Casey Foundation http://www.aecf.org/m/resourcedoc/aecf-2017kidscountdatabook.pdf The most recent report completed by the Annie E. Casey Foundation gathers and studies data on a number of indicators that impact the health and well...
Posted: August 8, 2018
Early Childhood Is Critical to Health Equity Robert Wood Johnson Foundation & University of California, San Francisco https://www.rwjf.org/content/dam/farm/reports/reports/2018/rwjf445350 The field of public health relies on data and assessments of communities in order to have the information...
Posted: August 8, 2018
"In a world filled with inequality, crises and poverty, breastfeeding is the foundation of lifelong good health for babies and mothers." -- World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action Join us in supporting breastfeeding mothers and infants this World Breastfeeding Week and every week...
Posted: August 1, 2018