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. 

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