Health and Healthcare 
This site directs you, based on your state of residence, to purchase insurance through either the appropriate state or federal health insurance marketplace.

CDC Healthy Living site 
The Centers for Disease Control's (CDC's) healthy living site covers specific health conditions, health at different life stages, and health considerations for specific populations.

Medicare is a health insurance program for people aged 65 and over who have paid into the system through payroll taxes on their wages. In order to receive benefits, you need to enroll. This page, getting started with Medicare, gives more information about setting up Medicare.


Provides information on health care coverage for financially-needy parents with children, children, people with disabilities, elderly people, and pregnant women in Iowa.

IA Health Link

Provides information on Iowa Medicaid members enrolled in the IA Health Link managed care program. This program gives health coverage through Managed Care Organizations.


Provides information on health care coverage for uninsured children of working families in Iowa.

Iowa Health and Wellness Plan

Information on universal access to health insurance for all Iowa citizens while promoting private market coverage. 


Health resources from the federal government.



COVID-19 Information

Iowa Department of Public Health Main Page

Iowa Department of Public Health Covid-19 Page

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Main Page

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Coronavirus Disease 2019 (Covid-19) Page

World Health Organization Main Page

World Heath Organization Coronavirus Disease (Covid-19) Page

Things to Do:

(updated daily)

Authors Everywhere - A YouTube channel with authors sharing their books and work, will also, hopefully, host panels and other discussions

Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardens - Daily Home Safari at 2pm CST.

DadLab - Dad & sons sharing their science experiments

Jarrett Lerner’s Activities Page

Krokotak - children's activities & coloring pages

KidLit TV - explore the world of children's literature

Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems - Join Kennedy Center Artist-in-Residence, Mo Willems, in his studio daily

Picture Book Read Alouds - this is made up of authors reading their own work, including a list from the Indianapolis Public Library with over 100 titles, and titles in other languages

Podcasts for Kids (and Adults)

Read, Wonder, and Learn - this is a lot of authors sharing lessons, excerpts, etc from their books

Ruby the Reading Red Panda - Follow Ruby the Reading Red Panda to see which animals she’ll read about next!

Scholastic’s Learn at Home - Daily lesson plans that include books from Weston Woods, activities, and more

Shedd Aquarium - Penguins & otters & fish, oh my!

Story Time with Michele

Storyline Online

Online Concerts


Death Cab for a Cutie

Indigo Girls

John Legend