Wyoming 211 is launching a new search engine in just a few weeks! One of the new features of the search engine are the suggested questions for quick and easy access for Wyoming’s top requested resources. Additionally, residents will be able to set a mile radius to receive a list of resources within their preferred area. The goal in updating our search engine is to provide a more cohesive and comprehensive experience for our Wyoming neighbors.
Wyoming 211 has also recently been awarded $65,000 from the Addressing Basic Needs and Social Determinants of Health Program, which is part of the COVID-19 Health Disparity Grant Program. Wyoming has dedicated $8.1 million of federal funding to help eligible entities build up the health care infrastructure and address historical inequities in their communities. The funding is part of Wyoming’s $38.8 million allocation from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for its COVID-19 Health Disparities Grant for the Wyoming Department of Health.
Wyoming 211 plans to use this reimbursable grant to develop a mobile search engine app. A mobile app listing all services in the Wyoming 211 database would add another avenue for individuals across Wyoming to access resources. It will be an effective tool to bridge needs and available services and will provide a unique approach in reaching the greatest number of people.
So many Wyoming residents live in rural or frontier communities. A frontier community is defined by a county having a population density of 6 or fewer people per square mile. Living in these rural areas, individuals might not know of the resources available to them in their surrounding areas and at the government level. Our goal is to meet people where they are. Having a mobile app will help us connect to our Wyoming neighbors no matter how rural they live.
To learn more about the COVID-19 Health Disparity Grant Program, please visit