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Community Health Programs

Women Infant and Children Program NALINI CHARLES • Program Manager • nac9026@nyp.org

Mission and Goals

Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) of the NewYork-Presbyterian Ambulatory Care Network is a federally and statefunded nutrition education and supplemental foods program. WIC provides nutrition, health, fitness, and breastfeeding information as well as monthly vouchers for nutritious foods to eligible participants.

Number of People Reached WIC serves approximately 10,500 participants each month.

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Key Accomplishments

Our Breastfeeding Help & Referral Center provides one-onone breastfeeding support plus breastfeeding aids such as breast pumps, breast shells, and nipple shields to our WIC participants. WIC works with mothers to increase the rates of breastfeeding initiation and duration. We continue to strive for higher rates of breastfeeding through education and support provided by our nutrition and peer counseling staff.

3111 Community Health Report 2017  
3111 Community Health Report 2017