Community Resources

Community Resources

211 Iowa

The 211 is a Health, Human, and Social Services's information and referral helpline.  It is nation wide, connects you to community resources, used in times of diasters, and is Statewide, Free, Confidential, and Available 24/7. For local support:

  • Dial 211
  • Visit
  • Text zipcode to 898211
  • Download 211 Iowa App



LifeLongLinks is an aging and disability resource center sponsored by the Area Agencies on Aging. To access website click on

  • Call Toll Free 1-866-468-7887
  • For persons over 60 or 18-59 with a disability
  • Caregivers (person caring for someone 60 years or older)
  • Veterans

Provides the following:

  • Information and Assistance Services
  • Nutrition and Health Promotion
  • Promotes Independance


Iowa Compass

Iowa Compass is sponsored by the University of Iowa Healthcare Center for the Disabilities and Development and it's purpose is to provide referrals and information to people with disabilities. To contact them:


COVID-19 Vaccine Information for Children and Teens

For the most current up to date information, visit the CDC's web page on COVID-19 vaccines for children and teens. 

Multilingual COVID-19 resources, including Pfizer fact sheets, are available on the FDA's website


COVID-19 Vaccine

COVID-19 vaccination is an important tool to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and bring an end to the pandemic. Vaccines have shown to be effective at helping protect people from getting the virus. When you get vaccinated, you’re protecting yourself, your family & your community.

Do you have questions about vaccine safety and effectiveness? Here's what you need to know:  CDC website. (CDC website available in multiple languages).  

COVID-19 Vaccine Websites

The website helps people find information about providers who offer select vaccines. VaccineFinder shows you locations that have available COVID-19 vaccines. VaccineFinder will provide you with a link to schedule the appointment through the location’s website or with a phone number to call to make an appointment.

CDC Facts about COVID-19 Vaccines in Multiple Languages


Iowans with barriers to scheduling an appointment who are 65 and older, or 16-64 with underlying health conditions, can call 211 or 1-800-244-7431 for assistance to schedule an appointment. The call center is open 7 days a week 8 am - 5 pm (not available on Sunday, April 4).  Language assistance is available for the 211 services. 

The multilingual hotline can also help schedule appointments for English Language Learners.  Call 1-877-558-2609 Monday-Friday, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm. 


Covid-19 Data

Iowans can now find COVID-19 reporting data on the IDPH website. The data on the page will be updated weekly on Wednesdays. The new format contains data points that Iowans are used to seeing reported including positive test data and vaccine administration.







COVID-19 Language Resources

American Sign Language Videos-CDC

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)-Resources for Limited English Proficient Populations

Congolese Health Partnership Videos

Coronavirus, State Website

EMBARC Ethnic Minorities of Burma and Advocacy and Resource Center

Iowa Department of Human Rights-Language Access

Iowa Department of Public Health

Iowa Spanish Helpline 515-344-3936 

Multi-Lingual Hotline  1-877-558-2609

Refugee Alliance of Central Iowa  

Test Iowa-Free COVID-19 Testing (Spanish available)