District Health Department #2

Serving Alcona, Iosco, Ogemaw & Oscoda Counties





West Branch office (989) 345-5020 · Tawas office (989) 362-6183 · Harrisville office (989) 724-6757 · Mio office (989) 826-3970 · Toll-free 1(800) 504-2650

WIC

Government Shutdown: Impact on Michigan WIC

The Michigan Department of Community Health has received many questions regarding the impact of the federal government shutdown on WIC services. We understand the uncertainty this presents for our WIC clients, vendors and community partners.

WIC clinics statewide will continue to operate as usual, and WIC approved stores will continue to accept and redeem WIC EBT card benefits.

WIC is a federally funded USDA program and operates differently from State to State.  In Michigan, the Department of Community Health projects it can maintain all WIC services until early November.

Michigan WIC is committed to keeping you informed. Please contact your local WIC clinic if you have additional questions.

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WIC is a health and nutrition program that has demonstrated a positive effect on pregnancy outcomes, child growth and development. 

WIC provides supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition education for income eligible pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age five.  WIC program and income guidelines are located in the links on the right.

Breastfeeding is the most natural, healthy, and loving gift a mother can give to her baby. Mother's milk has everything a baby needs to grow and stay healthy. WIC provides answers to breastfeeding questions and helps moms who continue breastfeeding when they go back to work or school: Breastfeeding mothers may receive a breast pump to use. WIC moms who are breastfeeding can also continue to receive a food package for up to one year. For more information, refer to our
breastfeeding peer counselor program.

WIC Facts:

• Each month, more than 200,000 moms, babies, and children less than age 5 receive nutritious foods from the Michigan WIC Program. WIC foods are worth $30-$112 or more per month for each participant.

• WIC participants receive help with nutrition education and breastfeeding, as well as referrals to other health services.

• One out of every two babies born in Michigan receives WIC benefits.

• The earlier a pregnant woman receives nutritional benefits from WIC, the more likely she is to seek prenatal care and deliver a normal weight infant.


For an appointment, please call toll-free 1-800-504-2650.

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 Project Fresh

Project Fresh is a program that provides fresh Michigan produce to consumers who are low income and nutritionally-at-risk.

Clients may be receive a 15-20 minute food and nutrition presentation before receiving a $30 booklet of coupons to be used at participating farmers' markets between June 1st and October 31st.

Women and children currently enrolled in WIC are eligible for Project Fresh. Seniors may also be eligible through Senior Project Fresh.


For more information, please contact your local DHD#2 office or visit the Michigan Department of Community Health's Project Fresh website.
 

The U.S. Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any  public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.) 

 If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form.  You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form.  Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish).

 USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer