Important Information


September:  National Preparedness Month

Rock Island County Medical Reserve Corps 

Worker-Check-InRock Island County Health Department oversees the Rock Island County Medical Reserve Corps unit.  The Rock Island County Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) consists of volunteers (medical and non-medical personnel) who have offered to help in emergency situations. Our Mission is to recruit, train, and maintain a group of volunteers to assist with Public Health emergency response activities.  Volunteers may assist the health department or assist our local hospitals when they are overwhelmed during an emergency such as a tornado or an influenza pandemic.


Volunteers may assist in a variety of ways such as nursing, clerical support, interpreters, lay counselors, and guides; just to name a few.  Volunteers help fill in the gaps during emergencies when there may be staff shortages of both medical and non-medical workers.  MRC volunteers receive training prior to such emergencies in order to improve our preparedness level and increase emergency response efficiency.


The Rock Island County MRC has included volunteers in multiple practice exercises; most recently MRC volunteers participated in the August 2014 Quad City Airport mass casualty exercise. MRC volunteers have also assisted with real events such as vaccination clinics during the 2009 Hepatitis A outbreak and the 2009-2010 H1N1 Pandemic.


The Rock Island County Medical Reserve Corps’ ongoing mission is to continually recruit and train volunteers.  Click here  for the MRC volunteer application form.  If you are interested in becoming a member of the Rock Island County Medical Reserve Corps, please contact Nita Ludwig at 309-558-2945. 





Mission Statement

The mission of the Rock Island County Health Department is to prevent disease, promote wellness and protect public health.

Hot Topics

Rise in Local Syphilis Cases   Severe Respiratory Virus (Enterovirus D68)
Volunteers Needed   Emergency Preparedness and Children
Ebola Outbreak 2014    


To view Rock Island County Health Department's 2011 Annual Report, click here. To view the 2010 Annual Report, click here. For the 2009 Annual Report, click here.

Rock Island County Health Department recently completed our 2011 Community Health Assessment.  The following are links to this report:

Annual Report 2013

Annual Report 2012

Rock Island County Community Health Plan 2011-2015

Appendix A- 2012 Quad Cities Community Health Assessment

Appendix B-2007 Quad City Vitality Scan

Appendix C - 2010 Quad City Community Snapshot

Appendix D-IPLAN Task Force Data for Top Ten Priorities

Appendix E- Rock Island County Health Improvement Plan Summary

To view the 2006 Rock Island County Health Department Community Assessment, click here.