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Iowa Public Health Tracking Moves to Quarterly Updates

26 Jun 2019 8:10 AM | Anonymous

Iowa Public Health Tracking Moves to Quarterly Updates

By: Heather Llyod, IPHA

This past year, the Iowa Department of Public Health’s Tracking program has moved to a quarterly schedule in which the Iowa Public Health Tracking (IPHT) portal updates are released. These updates are released in the Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall of each year.  Since the Tracking program started its quarterly updates in the summer of 2018, many new data areas of public health interest have been released including: 


  • Colorectal Cancer Data

  • Cervical Cancer Data


  • Fireworks Injury ED Visits Data


  • Prediabetes Data

  • Diabetes Data

  • Diabetes Screening Data

Oral Health

  • Emergency Department  Visits Data

  • Hospitalizations Data

  • Child Dental Services Medicaid Data

Lead Poisoning

  • Lead Exposure Risk Model Data

Lyme Disease

  • Lyme Disease Incidence Data

Substance Use and Misuse

  • Substance-Involved Mortality Data


The Spring 2019 portal update release included additional data from one of Tracking’s newest partners, the Immunization program.  The data displayed on the IPHT portal is from the Immunization Registry Information System (IRIS) and is used to calculate county and state immunization rates. The data available will allow IPHT portal users to find information such as the following:

  • The 2-year-old county immunization rate for the 4-3-1-3-3-1-4 series (4 DTaP, 3 Polio, 1 MMR, 3 Hib, 3 Hep B, 1 Varicella, 4 PCV by 24 months of age) ranges from 57 to 91 percent, with a state immunization rate of 74 percent. 

  • The adolescent, 13-15-year-old, county immunization rate for the 3-1-2-1-2 (3 Hep B, 1 Meningococcal, 2 MMR, 1 Td or Tdap, 2 Varicella) series ranges from 42 to 90 percent, with an average state immunization rate of 67 percent.

Immunization data also includes:

  • Childhood Immunizations Data: 2 Year-Olds

  • Adolescent Immunizations Data: 13-15 Years of Age

  • Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccine Data

  • Influenza Vaccine Data

  • School Immunization Audits

  • Child Care Immunization Audits

The next quarterly update for the portal will be released on August 5, 2019. If you would like to be notified when the portal updates are released, please subscribe here

Visit the Iowa Public Health Tracking portal at https://tracking.idph.iowa.govto view the all of the available data.

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