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 211iowa.org
- 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 LifeLongLinks.org
- 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)
Provides the following:
- Information and Assistance Services
- Nutrition and Health Promotion
- Promotes Independance
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 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.
COVID-19 Vaccine Websites
The VaccineFinder.org 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
- Print, audiovisual, and additional resources in multiple languages, including American Sign Language Youtube Playlist
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 Language Resources
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)-Resources for Limited English Proficient Populations
Coronavirus, State Website
EMBARC Ethnic Minorities of Burma and Advocacy and Resource Center
Iowa Department of Human Rights-Language Access
Iowa Spanish Helpline 515-344-3936
Multi-Lingual Hotline 1-877-558-2609
Test Iowa-Free COVID-19 Testing (Spanish available)