Submission of the Iowa Refugee Health Assessment Form
The Refugee Health Program will use the new Iowa Refugee Health Assessment Screening (IRHAS) module in the Iowa Immunization Registry Information System (IRIS) to capture initial refugee health assessment screening results. IRHAS will allow clinicians to report screening results directly in IRIS.
If your agency is interested in learning more about IRHAS, please contact the IRIS Help Desk: 1-800-374-3958. To access the IRHAS application, complete the IRIS Site Enrollment Form: https://idph.iowa.gov/immtb/immunization/iris.
Two webinar trainings are scheduled in January 2018. Participants will learn how to access the refugee health module in IRIS and how to document the initial health assessment results in IRIS. Registration is required to attend by clicking the date below:
January 24 at 12:00
Paper copies of the Refugee Health Assessment Screening will still be accepted and can be submitted to:
Fax: (515) 281-4570 Mail: Iowa Department of Public Health
Attn: Refugee Health Coordinator
Lucas State Office Building
321 East 12th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319-0075
Questions about the Initial Health Assessment can be directed to Jessica Schultz, Refugee Health Coordinator at Jessica.Schultz@idph.iowa.gov or by calling (515) 281-0433.
- The Rochester General Refugee Healthcare Website offers patient handouts in multiple languages on a variety of healthcare topics.
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Global Migration and Quarantine (CDC, DGMQ) has technical instructions available for health care providers to aide in the examination of refugees/immigrants, communicable diseases of public health significance, vaccine preventable diseases, and health related waivers.
- The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is the leading international organization working with migrants and governments to provide humane responses to migration challenges.
- The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is a resource site for refugee information including statistics, publications, evaluation, teaching tools for student refugees, news and basic facts.
- The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is responsible for the administration of immigration and naturalization adjudication functions and establishing immigration services, policies and priorities.
- The U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration (PRM) has primary responsibility for formulating policies on population, refugees, and migration, and for administering U.S. refugee assistance and admissions programs.