The Delaware Women, Infants and Children Supplemental Nutrition Program relocated to La Red Health Center, 21444 Carmean Way, Georgetown.
The Division of Public Health held a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony Sept. 28 with La Red Health Center leadership and representatives from the U.S.Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service, mid-Atlantic Regional Office.
WIC moved its offices from the Thurman Adams State Service Center in August after DPH and La Red Health Center acted on their shared vision to offer medical and social services under one roof for WIC clients. WIC clients can see La Red Health Center’s primary care, chronic disease care, oral health care and behavioral health care providers. Clients also can access Medicaid eligibility and enrollment and Screening for Life programs.
La Red Health Center is a Federally Qualified Health Center that provides affordable care to Delawareans in need. The center also offers interpretation services.
The WIC program serves women who are pregnant, breastfeeding or postpartum; and children and infants younger than 5 years old by providing supplemental nutritious foods and supplemental formula at no cost to enrolled clients, who shop at grocery stores authorized to accept the program. WIC also provides breastfeeding support, nutrition education and referrals to health care and social services agencies. Through these services, WIC strives to promote breastfeeding as the premier source of infant nutrition and achieve fewer premature births, higher birth weights, lower infant mortality and improved overall health.
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