Community Health & Education
We're working hard to detect, control, and prevent the spread of infectious diseases. We review communicable disease reports, investigate illnesses, and utilize consistent reporting from local partners to monitor the health of our community.
Our Communicable Disease Program provides:
• Investigation of the source of communicable diseases
• Surveillance of communicable diseases
• Notification to the public of their risk for communicable diseases
• Control measures to prevent the spread of the diseases
• Education on the importance of prevention and impact of infectious diseases
Common reportable communicable disease fact sheets from the Iowa Department of Public Health EPI Manual may be found at:
• Iowa Department of Public Health EPI Manual
• Iowa Department of Public Health Center for Acute Disease Epidemiology
• Center for Disease Control and Prevention
TB Screening and Follow-up
Tuberculosis (TB) Screenings and follow-up are provided at a low cost to all Muscatine County residents. We provide TB testing to the general public at our office by appointment. A copy of the testing and results will be provided as necessary.
Our nurses provide direct care to people diagnosed with a TB infection or TB disease. People with a primary healthcare provider or specialist may have their care coordinated through Trinity Muscatine Public Health and their personal physician.
We also provide contact investigation and follow up to individuals who may have been exposed to someone with TB, in order to prevent spread of the disease.
Animal Bite Reporting
Health care providers and law enforcement are responsible for animal bite reporting within Muscatine County. Animal bites should be reported as soon as possible to the appropriate entity listed below. Trinity Muscatine Public Health works with these entities on follow-up needed.
Rabies information for the public.
City of Muscatine
Animal Control Officer/Muscatine
312 East Fifth St.
Muscatine, IA 52761
City of West Liberty
West Liberty Police Dept.
409 North Calhoun Street
West Liberty, IA 52772
City of Wilton
Wilton Police Dept.
P.O. Box 27
Wilton, IA 52778
Remaining Muscatine County
Muscatine County Sheriff's Dept.
400 Walnut Street
Muscatine, IA 52761
The best protection against the flu is to get vaccinated. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that everyone over the age of 6 months should get vaccinated against the flu.
It is important to get vaccinated against the flu each year to prevent illness from the viruses that will be common during the upcoming season as viruses change every year. Please call us at (563) 263-0122 to get your flu vaccine.
Adult Vaccine Information
We never outgrow the need for vaccinations. Annual flu shots are recommended for everyone and we all need tetanus boosters every 10 years. Adult vaccines are paid for at the time of vaccination. Prices vary by type of vaccine. Please call us at (563) 263-0122 to schedule an appointment or for current pricing.
Adult immunization services available include:
- Td/Tdap boosters
- Annual flu vaccine
Maternal Health Services can help pregnant women in Cedar, Louisa and Muscatine counties. We seek to encourage healthy behavior for mothers in order to deliver healthy babies.
Maternal Health Services include:
- Help with finding a doctor or dentist for medical/dental care
- Help in obtaining health coverage
- Referral to community resources and services
- Health education and support on a variety of topics
- Oral health screenings, fluoride varnish applications, referral to treatment
- Assistance in arranging transportation and translation services
Community Public Health Education
Public Health Education is important to the overall health and well-being of our community. The more we know about our own health status, the easier it is to make informed decisions about our health lifestyle. Individuals who choose to create a healthier lifestyle for themselves and their families ultimately create a healthier community. We support speakers on a variety of health promotion topics. If you have any questions on what type of educational outreach we can provide please call us at (563) 263-0122.
Trinity Muscatine Public Health (TMPH) has been strengthening its readiness to respond to public health emergencies. These types of emergencies could result from naturally occurring events, such as floods, tornadoes or infectious diseases, or they could result from man-made disasters, such as the intentional release of biological agents.
We work to help protect the community against threats such as health pandemics (viral outbreaks & influenza), biological or chemical agents and natural disasters.
Download FEMA's Emergency Preparedness Document "Are You Ready?"
Community Health Planning
Community Health Assessment is required by the Iowa Department of Public Health every five years. To qualify for tax-exempt status hospitals must also conduct a community health assessment every three years. A joint process was initiated in early 2015 and a Community Health Improvement Plan was approved by the Muscatine County Board of Health and UnityPoint Trinity Muscatine Board of Directors in November, 2015. The three priority areas identified are:
- Increased supply of primary care physicians for existing and new patients of all socio-economic groups
- Increased capacity and access to mental health services for children and adults of all social-economic groups.
- Improve healthy behaviors including all socio-economics groups.
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