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File #: 14-4582    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Filed
File created: 8/7/2014 In control: Health & Hospitals Committee
On agenda: 5/4/2011 Final action: 11/30/2014
Title: PROPOSED RESOLUTION 312505 A RESOLUTION CONCERNING THE WOMEN, INFANTS AND CHILDREN (WIC) PROGRAM (PROPOSED RESOLUTION). Submitting a Proposed Resolution sponsored by Larry Suffredin, County Commissioner. PROPOSED RESOLUTION A RESOLUTION CONCERNING THE WOMEN, INFANTS AND CHILDREN (WIC) PROGRAM WHEREAS, the Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH) participates in the Illinois Department of Human Service's Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Supplemental Nutrition Services Program; and WHEREAS, the WIC program is an important pre- and post-natal assistance program that helps pregnant women, new mothers and young children to eat well and stay healthy; and WHEREAS, WIC services include the provision of supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition education for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age five who are found to be at nutritional risk; and WHEREAS, WIC is widely recog...
Sponsors: LARRY SUFFREDIN

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PROPOSED RESOLUTION

 

312505

A RESOLUTION CONCERNING THE WOMEN, INFANTS AND CHILDREN (WIC) PROGRAM (PROPOSED RESOLUTION).  Submitting a Proposed Resolution sponsored by Larry Suffredin, County Commissioner.

 

PROPOSED RESOLUTION

 

A RESOLUTION CONCERNING THE WOMEN, INFANTS

AND CHILDREN (WIC) PROGRAM

 

WHEREAS, the Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH) participates in the Illinois Department of Human Service’s Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Supplemental Nutrition Services Program; and

 

WHEREAS, the WIC program is an important pre- and post-natal assistance program that helps pregnant women, new mothers and young children to eat well and stay healthy; and

 

WHEREAS, WIC services include the provision of supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition education for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age five who are found to be at nutritional risk; and

 

WHEREAS, WIC is widely recognized as a critical building-block in improving infant mortality rates and fostering healthier children; and

 

WHEREAS, Cook County has administered WIC programs for over two decades, serving approximately 20,000 people at eleven sites; and

 

WHEREAS, many of the people serviced are also CCHHS patients for other services; and

 

WHEREAS, Cook County has a contract with the Illinois Department of Human Services to provide the WIC program; and

 

WHEREAS, that contract is set to expire on June 30, 2011; and

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Health and Hospitals Committee of the Cook County Board of Commissioners hold a hearing to determine if Cook County should continue to implement the WIC program in Cook County.

 

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