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Affirmative Employment Program
To achieve the goals of a workforce that represents our diverse population and to recruit, place, and retain women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.
Annual Drinking Water Quality Report
The Consumer Confidence Report (CCR) is an annual drinking water quality report prepared by an organization that provides drinking water through a community water system. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requires that water purveyors for community water systems provide a CCR to their customers by July 1st every year. Information contained in the CCR includes the source of drinking water, applicable water quality requirements, and water system monitoring results for the previous year.
Army Community Service Information and Referral
A key source of integrated information that brings people and services together every day with ease, compassion, and quality to meet vital needs within our Arsenal and surrounding communities. Our vision is for all people to have easy access to information about the full range of services provided in the Quad Cities communities.
Army Education Center
The RIA Education Center (ACES) offers Military Testing: Armed Forces Classification Test(AFCT), Defense Language Proficiency Test (DLAB), Defense Language Proficiency Test (DLPT), Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI), Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE), Instrument for Flight Training (SIFT); offers Student Financial Aid Assistance and a Tuition Assistance Program
Army Emergency Relief (AER)
Provides financial assistance during valid emergencies that are unforeseen and require immediate attention. Assistance is provided as an interest free loan. Under extreme circumstances, assistance may be given as a grant. Emergencies must have originated from other than the Soldier's own actions. Food vouchers are also available to families in need.
Army Family Action Plan (AFAP)
Provides a way for Soldiers and family members to let Army leadership know what works, what doesn't, and ways to resolve issues
Army Substance Abuse Counseling Services
Clinical Substance Abuse Counseling services are provided for all Service Members (SM) who have issues with alcohol and/or drugs through self, command, medical, chaplain, and medical referrals, etc. ASAP Clinical Counseling services are provided at RIA Services for military family members with substance use/abuse issues are also provided.
Army Volunteer Corps
A trained and resourced professional volunteer force supported by Army leadership and prepared to contribute to Army readiness and well-being.
Behavioral Health Services
The Rock Island Health Clinic provides and offers a variety of counseling, crisis intervention and referral services. Treatment is provided through a multidisciplinary team approach.
Chaplain Support – Rock Island Arsenal (Army Sustainment Command (ASC))
The mission of the U.S. Army Chaplains Corps is to provide religious support to America's Army. Chaplains advise commanders to ensure the 'free exercise' rights for all Soldiers are upheld - including those who hold no faith. Chaplains perform religious support activities according to their faith and conscience and provide religious support of other faith groups by coordinating with another chaplain or qualified individual to perform the support needed. At the unit level, a chaplain and Religious Affairs Specialist Non Commissioned Officer form a Unit Ministry Team, or UMT, and are embedded throughout all three components of the Army -- Active, Guard, and Reserve.
Chaplain Support – Rock Island Arsenal (First U.S. Army)
The mission of the U.S. Army Chaplains Corps is to provide religious support to America's Army. Chaplains advise commanders to ensure the 'free exercise' rights for all Soldiers are upheld - including those who hold no faith. Chaplains perform religious support activities according to their faith and conscience and provide religious support of other faith groups by coordinating with another chaplain or qualified individual to perform the support needed. At the unit level, a chaplain and Religious Affairs Specialist Non Commissioned Officer form a Unit Ministry Team, or UMT, and are embedded throughout all three components of the Army -- Active, Guard, and Reserve.
Chaplain Support – Rock Island Arsenal (Joint Munitions Command (
The mission of the U.S. Army Chaplains Corps is to provide religious support to America's Army. Chaplains advise commanders to ensure the 'free exercise' rights for all Soldiers are upheld - including those who hold no faith. Chaplains perform religious support activities according to their faith and conscience and provide religious support of other faith groups by coordinating with another chaplain or qualified individual to perform the support needed. At the unit level, a chaplain and Religious Affairs Specialist Non Commissioned Officer form a Unit Ministry Team, or UMT, and are embedded throughout all three components of the Army -- Active, Guard, and Reserve.
Chaplain Support – Rock Island Arsenal (US Army Garrison)
The mission of the U.S. Army Chaplains Corps is to provide religious support to America's Army. Chaplains advise commanders to ensure the 'free exercise' rights for all Soldiers are upheld - including those who hold no faith. Chaplains perform religious support activities according to their faith and conscience and provide religious support of other faith groups by coordinating with another chaplain or qualified individual to perform the support needed. At the unit level, a chaplain and Religious Affairs Specialist Non Commissioned Officer form a Unit Ministry Team, or UMT, and are embedded throughout all three components of the Army -- Active, Guard, and Reserve.
Child Development Center (CDC)
Child Development Centers offer a variety of care options for children
Child, Youth and School Services
Child, Youth, and School Services provides a full range of child care programs and services for children ages 6 weeks through senior year in High School. Services include full-day, part-day, hourly, Pre-K, school outs, summer programming, sports and fitness, and instructional classes. All CYSS programs/facilities will be closed all Federal Holidays, CYSS CDC/CD Home/FCC Staff In-service Day and any other additional days/installation closures approved by the Garrison Manager. Fees will not be reduced, refunded or prorated for these days. All CYSS programs/facilities will be closed all Federal Holidays, CYSS CDC/CD Home/FCC Staff In-service Day and any other additional days/installation closures approved by the Garrison Manager. Fees will not be reduced, refunded or prorated for these days.
Civilian Personnel Advisory Center (CPAC)
Responsible to plan and direct the administration of civilian personnel services and provide guidance and assistance to serviced activities pertaining to civilian personnel management; develops, promotes, and monitors civilian personnel policies to meet local needs; and implements policies and directives. Represents the installation in external contacts, applicants, other civilian personnel offices, educational institutions, and community organizations.
Community Health Assessment - 2018
The 2018 Community Health Assessment, a follow-up to similar studies conducted in 2002, 2007, 2012 and 2015, is a systematic, data-driven approach to determining the health status, behaviors and needs of residents in Muscatine and Scott Counties, Iowa, and Rock Island County, Illinois. To learn more about the health needs of the community, visit the Community Health Assessment page. The Community Health Assessment looks at all aspects of health. Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity (World Health Organization). The Community Health Assessment evaluates the level of health in a community. A healthy community is one that continuously creates and improves both its physical and social environments, helping people to support one another in aspects of daily life and to develop to their fullest potential (US Department of Health and Human Services, Healthy People 2020).
Deputy State Epidemiologist
State Health Department, Deputy State Epidemiologist assists the state epidemiologist in providing scientific and epidemiological expertise. Deputy state epidemiologist, is an an additional subject matter expert resource for public health and epidemiology.
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Providing confidential services for all Department of the Army civilian employees and their family members, retirees, and military family members. The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) offers Individual and Martial/Relationship Counseling.
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Providing confidential services for all Department of the Army civilian employees and their family members, retirees, and military family members. The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) offers referral assistance in connecting you or your family member to an expert community resource for those problems that require longer term or more specific intervention.
Employment Readiness Program
Assist Family members who are relocating by providing information and other supportive services necessary to minimize the employment problems associated with transfer and relocating.
Equal Employment Opportunity Office (EEO)
Provides ways to improve diversity in the workplace and create an environment where all RIA employees are valued, respected, and free to develop and perform to their fullest potential.
Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP)
The Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) is a mandatory enrollment program that works with other military and civilian agencies to provide comprehensive, housing, community support, and personnel services to families with special needs.
Family Advocacy Program (FAP)
The Army Family Advocacy Program (FAP) strengthens families by providing support, education and resources. FAP is a comprehensive program to reduce and prevent family violence. Personal responsibility and family resilience are watchwords of the FAP mission.
Family Child Care (FFC)
The Rock Island Arsenal Family Child Care (FCC) program offers parents the option of quality childcare in a home like setting provided by some of the most experienced and best trained providers in the Quad City area. FCC homes are located both on post and in the surrounding communities, and provide care for children four weeks to twelve years of age.
Financial Readiness
To provide personal financial management services which include: budget counseling, debt liquidation plans, consumer education on savings and credit card debt. Counseling is provided on an individual and confidential basis
Fitness Center
The Rock Island Arsenal Fitness Center offers the following free services to members: running track, weight room, basketball court areas, climbing wall, circuit room, cardio room, and racquetball courts.
Fitness Center
RIA Fitness Center offers the following services for a charge: Zumba, Row/Core Fit, Spinning, Total RX, Cardio SD, Train Dirty Fitness and personal training sessions.
Genesis Health System
Genesis Health System's mission is to provide compassionate, quality health services to all those in need. Genesis lives its mission each day by serving a 17-county region of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois with comprehensive health care services. The Quad City Region served by Genesis Health System includes Davenport and Bettendorf (in Iowa) and Rock Island, Moline and East Moline (in Illinois). These cities are the center of the Quad City Metropolitan Area, which has an estimated population of 379,690. Genesis Health System is one of the region's largest employers, with nearly 5,200 employees. Genesis Health System is the largest employer in Scott County, Iowa.
Housing Environmental Health Response Registry
The Housing Environmental Health Response Registry is a resource for residents to report housing-related health information and concerns. Residents will be invited to enroll in the registry and initiate an exchange with public health professionals. Registry participants will receive information on in-home environmental health, assistance in seeking medical care, and an opportunity to share concerns with Army leadership.
Housing Office
Provides comprehensive information on Military Housing, Unaccompanied Housing and Community Housing.
Ideal Health and Wellness
An integrative clinic that blends traditional and natural medicine to provide patients with the best care that helps them live their ideal life. They have multiple providers with various backgrounds that include family practice, chiropractic, naturopathic medicine, gynecology, acupuncture, and IV nutrition therapy. They see infants to adults. Common conditions that we treat are gastrointestinal issues, food intolerances, autoimmune disease, cardiometabolic issues, hormone dysregulation, thyroid issues, headaches, back pain, anxiety, depression, etc. Dr. Frega is the only board certified naturopath in the Quad Cities. Class: The Mind Body Connection Is My Stress Making Me Sick Making an Impact on Health Through the Gut Impact of Lifestyle on Cardiometabolic Health Thyroid Health The Autoimmune Epidemic and How to Combat it Naturally Can work with Units to develop a program that brings health into the workplace: Walk with the Doc Weight Loss Challenge Meal Prep
Infectious Disease Epidemiologist
State Health Department Infectious Disease Epidemiology Program. The contact information provided is for the chief infectious disease epidemiologist in that program. Within these programs, each state conducts disease surveillance, collects information on reportable diseases from all healthcare providers and hospitals, and from local and regional health departments. Each state’s infectious disease epidemiology program investigates disease outbreaks, analyzes and distributes information on the incidence and prevalence of infectious diseases, health events, zoonotic and vector-borne diseases and vaccine-preventable diseases. States provide considerable disease and state-specific information on their state health agency’s website and search engine.
Information and Referral Resource Line
A confidential referral and information helpline and website that connects people to the essential health and human services that they need.
Installation Safety Office
To educate, promote, and enhance the safety, health, and welfare of personnel; manage and develop safety and occupational health policy, procedures, standards, and objectives for implementation of the Army Safety and Occupational Health Program within the installation as a whole.
Local Air Quality Information
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has a tool to communicate the status of local air quality to the public—the Air Quality Index (AQI). The AQI is derived from real-time air pollution measurements taken at monitoring stations throughout the United States. The AQI has three components: a color, a score and a health message recommending protective action based on the level of air pollution. The current AQI for air quality around Rock Island Arsenal can be found on the EPA AirNow website at the web address below. AirNow is also available as an app that can be downloaded to an Apple or Android smartphone. Everyone can also sign-up for a daily air quality email or text message at http://www.EnviroFlash.info, an EPA partnership.
Military Caregiver Resource Directory
Designed to help empower military caregivers with information about national-level resources and programs specifically for them. Topics include: helplines, advocacy and benefit information, career transitions and employment, military caregiver support, children’s needs, education and training, financial support, rest and relaxation, and others.
Military Caregiver Virtual Forum
Military caregivers may join their peers virtually in a Department of Defense online forum every month to discuss topics that they choose and network with others who are experiencing similar challenges. Caregivers learn skills to overcome challenges and share resources.
Military Pet Education (MilPetED) Mobile Application (Android)
MilPetED is a free application for smartphones and tablets, designed to provide easy access to animal health information, tips and resources for Service Members, beneficiaries, and retirees.
Military Pet Education (MilPetED) Mobile Application (iPhone)
MilPetED is a free application for smartphones and tablets, designed to provide easy access to animal health information, tips and resources for Service Members, beneficiaries, and retirees.
Mobilization and Deployment/Stability and Support Operations Readiness
Mobilization and Deployment Assistance – Helps service members of all branches, deployed civilians and their families manage separations before, during and after they occur. Offerings include: readiness preparation, training and support. Services include but are not limited to: 1)Family readiness and monthly waiting family meetings 2)Assisting single parents/dual military to develop Family Care Plans 3)Orientations for Reserve component personnel 4)Unit support during all deployment cycles 5)Operation Ready materials for all ages 6)Materials addressing several issues relation to deployment and reunion
National Resource Directory
The National Resource Directory is one of the largest online collections of government and non-government resources specifically designed for Veterans, service members, their families and caregivers. With a unique collection of more than 16,000 organized and vetted resources, the directory provides information covering a variety of topics, including benefits and compensation, education, homeless assistance, housing and other services.
Newhouse Health Solutions
Upper Cervical Chiropractic Functional Medicine and Bio-Nutrition Holistic Approach Newhouse Health Solutions has a customized approach to healing which includes Functional Medicine Testing, a unique Upper Cervical Chiropractic specialty and a holistic approach that does NOT treat the disease but rather the PERSON with the disease. Classes: Answering the Thyroid Epidemic Unraveling the Mystery of Weight Loss Unlocking the Secrets of Nutrition Good, Better, Best Food to Eat Rev Up Your Metabolism Heart Disease Prevention Healthonomics: The Worth of Wellbing Auto Safety Class Anit-Aging Strategies Rev-Up Your Immune System
Palmer College of Chiropratic
The first and largest chiropractic college Military Care Program Chiropractic care available via the Davenport and Moline clinics Educational and training resources for RIA Units POC: Jennifer Stewared
Quad City Recreation Activities
Quad Cities activity guide for attractions, events, and more.
Relocation Readiness Program
Focuses on ensuring support and assistance is available for inbound and outbound military personnel and their family members. Services include: newcomers resources, lending closet, overseas relocation, and sponsorships.
Rock Island County Health Department
Rock Island County Health Department
Rock Island County Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Food Program
WIC is a public health nutrition program under the USDA providing nutrition education, nutritious foods, breastfeeding support, and healthcare referrals for income-eligible women who are pregnant or post-partum, infants, and children up to age 5.
School Age Care
The School Age Care (SAC) program provides school age programs, summer programs, and food programs for school-age children enriched, age-appropriate, child-centered activities.
Scott County Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Food Program
WIC is a public health nutrition program under the USDA providing nutrition education, nutritious foods, breastfeeding support, and healthcare referrals for income-eligible women who are pregnant or post-partum, infants, and children up to age 5.
Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP) Resource Center
Provides a consolidated support services to individuals impacted by sexual harassment and assault. Created to a offer comprehensive, victim-centered services to people who have been victims of sexual assault and various types of abuse. Clients can receive resources and services in one location from a team of expert providers dedicated to helping victims navigate.
Special Needs Information/Exceptional Family Member Program
The RIA Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) Program Manager and the RIA School Liaison Officer are here to help with the transitions of your child with special needs into the school that your child(ren) will be attending.
St. Ambrose University
SAU offers more than 60 majors with the flexibility to mix majors, minors, and electives to match your interests. What's more, our spirited community is known for its athletics, special events, and outstanding residence halls. The St. Ambrose University Office of Graduate Studies has organized the following speakers and topics as part of an educational series aimed at improving the physical and psychological health and well-being of the Rock Island Arsenal (RIA) workforce and their families. Healthy Aging Communication Systems: Maintaining Health of Hearing and Voice Creating a Personal Fitness Plan Healthy Family, Healthy Communication, Healthy You What You Need to Know About Vaccinations Stress and Your Health Meditation for Your Wellbing
State Environmental Health Laboratory
State Environmental Health Laboratory supports statewide environmental health protection monitoring by performing analyses for chemical, microbiological, and radiological testing, biomonitoring of water, wastewater, air, soil, hazardous wastes, and other environmental concerns. State environmental health laboratories are associated with that state’s public health laboratory.
State Epidemiologist
State Health Department Lead State Epidemiologist is an appointed primary state epidemiologist, responsible for the identification and response for all health threats that occur within that state. This individual is selected by each state’s primary health official (usually the state health department director), or the state board of health. A state epidemiologist is usually responsible for each state’s infectious disease epidemiology program, often along with many other state health agency programs involved in disease detection and prevention.
State Public Health Laboratory
State Health Department Laboratory conducts laboratory testing for most all analysis requirements for public health surveillance. This may include monitoring and detection testing for environmental health, food safety, infectious diseases, newborn screening, public health preparedness, radiation safety, and many other tests. All state public health laboratories are part of the National Laboratory Network, and respond to novel strains of disease, natural disasters, chemical spills, foodborne outbreaks, and other public health emergencies.
Stress and Anger Management
Through Employee Assistance Program (EAP) counselors provide sessions to manage anger and stress effectively to improve communication and quality of life.
Survivor Outreach Service (SOS)
The mission of SOS is to provide enhanced services to families of fallen soldiers. SOS is a holistic and multi-agency approach to delivering services to survivors by providing services at the garrisons and communities closest to where families live. Services include, but are not limited to, life skills counseling, specialized information and referral, and state and federal Survivor benefits counseling.
UnityPoint Health
UnityPoint Health – Trinity is a regional integrated health care delivery system including four full-service hospitals in Rock Island and Moline, Illinois and Bettendorf and Muscatine, Iowa with a total of 555 licensed inpatient beds. UnityPoint Health – Trinity hospitals, clinics, home health care agency, mental health center and health sciences college employ more than 4,000 employees. Provide a wide range of R2-related classes. POC: Daniel Joiner
Victim Advocacy Program
The Family Advocacy/ Victim Advocacy Program is a specialized function within Family Advocacy Program (FAP) providing comprehensive assistance and liaison to and for victims of spouse abuse and dating violence. The victim advocate serves as the primary point of contact (POC) (integrated within the existing FAP) to insure timely and complete care is provided to victims of domestic violence. Victim advocates provide information on resources available to assist victims of domestic violence. Victim advocates will maintain contact with the victim throughout the medical, investigative, counseling, and judicial process.
Youth Sponsorship Program
To provide support to youth who are new to the area due to incoming military transfer.