Home and Family

Local Highlights

November 20, 2015

Changes in health insurance raise many questions for consumers.  Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is offering a FREE online workshop on Tuesday, December 1 from 6 – 8 PM. 

October 27, 2015

A new 342-page toolkit called “Your Money, Your Goals” provides frontline case workers with tools to help clients with financial challenges. That, in turn, helps Iowa individuals and families improve their overall health and well-being, and prevent adverse outcomes.  Click here for brochure.

October 5, 2015

Attached is the November Words on Wellness (WOW) newsletter, which highlights sprouted foods, a recipe for butternut squash enchiladas, information about USDA's meat and poultry hotline, and exercise clothing basics.

October 1, 2015

Check out the November NEWS. (Nutrition Education with Seniors).  This is a nutrition newsletter targeted for older adults. For more information contact Rachel Wall, Nutrition and Health Specialist, at wallr@iastate.edu.

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May 15, 2015

The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship is the lead agency responding to avian influenza in Iowa. ISU Extension and Outreach will continue to be involved in the response. The College of Veterinary Medicine has posted resources at http://vetmed.iastate.edu/aiv-background-and-resources.

Statewide Resources

  • Get answers to your home and family questions from the specialists at AnswerLine. Connect with them on the phone, email, Facebook or Twitter for information about cleaning, food preparation, preservation, and safety, home environment, equipment, nutrition, textiles, and laundry. - 1-800-262-3804 or - answer@iastate.edu

  • Help children succeed at school by creating a home environment that promotes learning.  Find out how developing routines, setting limits, and providing good nutrition can help.

  • A 24-hour resource for legal, finance, crisis and disaster and personal health issues, Iowa Concern provides access to an attorney for legal education, stress counselors, and information and referral services.

  • A national resource that brings quality, research-based information to families at the time it can be most useful and make the biggest difference in their lives.

  • Powerful Tools for Caregivers

    A series of classes designed to empower family caregivers of older adults to take better care of themselves. Learn more about the six-week series and find a class near you.

  • Human Sciences Extension and Outreach is all over the social media networks. Stay in touch with us through our blogs, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest!

  • Find reliable, high quality, research-based information for professionals and parents in CYFERNet’s clearinghouse of the best children, youth and family resources of all the public land-grant universities in the country.

  • Are you an early childhood professional that provides care and education in your home, a center or a school? Check out our programs, resources, and trainings available to help you be the best early childhood professional you can be.

  • Learn about connecting family and the environment, get ideas on “living lighter”, and share your experiences and thoughts on how to positively impact economic and environmental health through sustainable living.

  • Parenting can be fun, enjoyable and stressful! Check out our blog and podcasts for the latest research based information and resources to help parents in their important role of raising children.

  • Articles from Ag & Biosystems Engineering for housing issues.

  • Specialists have compiled a list of resources to help you prepare for and recover from natural disasters. Remember to take care of yourself and your family first; then deal with the things lost to the disaster.

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