About The Health Department

At the Scott County Health Department, we are dedicated to providing public health services to address every day and emerging health issues.  Our staff work hard to provide the ten essential public health services:

Assessment

  1. Assess and monitor population health.
  2. Investigate, diagnose, and address health hazards and root causes.
     

Policy Development

  1. Communicate effectively to inform and educate.
  2. Strengthen, support, and mobilize communities and partnerships.
  3. Create, champion, and implement policies, plans, and laws.
  4. Utilize legal and regulatory actions designed to improve and protect the public’s health.
     

Assurance

  1. Assure an effective system that enables access to the individual services and care needed to be healthy.
  2. Build and support a diverse and skilled public health workforce.
  3. Improve and innovate public health functions through ongoing evaluations, research, and continuous quality improvement.
  4. Build and maintain a strong organizational infrastructure for public health.
     

At the heart of all of these efforts is a focus on equity, which is defined as "a fair and just opportunity for all to achieve good health and well-being" (de Beaumont Foundation, 2022).   

We are 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 address emerging issues such as SARS, West Nile Virus, healthcare provider shortages, and Bio-Emergency threats, as well as Influenza and Pertussis.

We participate 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 [email protected] or you can mail your correspondence to the Scott County Health Department, 600 W. 4th St., Davenport, Iowa 52801.