The WIC program is a special supplemental nutrition program which provides services to pregnant women, new mothers, infants and children up to their fifth birthday based on nutritional risk and income eligibility. The primary services provided are health screenings, risk assessments, nutrition education and counseling, breastfeeding promotion and referrals to health care. Supplemental food is provided at no cost to participants.
The second program is Prenatal Case Management, which is designed for all pregnant women who, through an evaluation, may be considered at risk and are eligible for Medicaid for pregnant women. Services offered will assist individuals in gaining access to needed medical, social, educational and other services. The goal of this program is to reduce the percentage of unfavorable pregnancy outcomes through early and adequate prenatal care.