The Youth Mental Health System of Care (YMHSOC) initiative is facilitating the pilot implementation of the Integrated Referral and Intake System (IRIS).

IRIS is a web-based referral application that improves communication among partners by streamlining the referral process, closing the communication loop for referring organizations, and giving communities a clear data-driven picture of partner capacity.

The Rockford Regional Health Council serves on the YMHSOC and is so thrilled to be working behind the scenes with the IRIS team, as a System Manager, to integrate this into the community. In late May 2023, our IRIS pilot group launched in Winnebago County with a handful of motivated and excited local partners.

More information on IRIS can be found HERE  including a concise but powerful explanation video that shows you the real IRIS interface and how it assists communities that it is already implemented into!

If you are interested in becoming involved in this system in the Rockford area, please reach out to Systems of Care Coordinator Alexis Rutishauser at