Welcome to the Iowa Statewide Emergency Registry of Volunteers (i-SERV)
Thank you for your interest in i-SERV, the Iowa Department of Public Health's secure online registry for individuals wishing to volunteer in the event of a large scale disaster or public health emergency. There are 1,715 volunteers listed in iSERV as of March 2014. i-SERV is part of a federal effort to coordinate and assemble volunteers for all types of emergencies.
The Iowa Health Alert Network (HAN) system is a secure, web-based communication system. This communication system is a partnership implemented by the Iowa Department of Public Health, Local Public Health Agencies, Hospitals and other agencies. It is designed to enable a 24/7 flow of critical information between the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) and local partners throughout the state.
Iowa's HAN system is capable of rapid distribution of health information, important documents, announcements, news items and collaborative sharing between agencies throughout Iowa. The system utilizes multiple formats to deliver notifications which include email, phone, pager, and text messaging.
Please see our Resource Manual for more information.