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Local Highlights

April 12, 2021

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) along with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and University of Iowa announce their collaboration to host free, virtual information sessions about the COVID-19 vaccine on April 17th, April 19th and April 24th. Pre-registration is required.

March 4, 2021

Just a Bite: Managing Food Allergies in Childcare: 3/30/21 and 4/1/21 at 6:30PM
I Only Want a Peanut Butter Sandwich: 4/19/21 and 4/21/21 at 6:30PM
Cost of $5/session and pre-registration is required.

4-H Fuels Wellness
December 15, 2020

Iowa 4-H continues to make the safety, health, and wellness of youth and families a priority.  They have compiled a list of resources and links helpful in working with youth and teens teaching mindfulness and mental health. 

August 20, 2020

Families are understandably feeling overwhelmed with child care decisions during the COVID-19 pandemic. ISU Extension and Outreach has developed the COVID-19 Child Care Considerations publication series to help families sort through decisions during these trying times.

April 8, 2020

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will be offering seven online “Question. Persuade. Refer.” programs. 

Statewide Resources

  • Answer Line

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

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    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.

  • 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.

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    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.

  • 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.

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

  • 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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