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File #: 22-106    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 12/7/2021 Departments: HEALTH
On agenda: 2/8/2022 Final action: 2/8/2022
Title: Adopt a resolution authorizing an amendment to the agreement with the California Department of Public Health to increase funding for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children for the term of October 1, 2019 through September 30, 2022, increasing the amount by $33,680 to an amount not to exceed $8,807,729.
Attachments: 1. 20220208_r_CDPH WIC 19-10185 A3, 2. 20220208_a_CDPH WIC 19-10185 A3
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Louise F. Rogers, Chief, San Mateo County Health
Lizelle Lirio de Luna, Director, Family Health Services
Subject: Amendment to the Agreement with the California Department of Public Health for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children
RECOMMENDATION:
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Adopt a resolution authorizing an amendment to the agreement with the California Department of Public Health to increase funding for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children for the term of October 1, 2019 through September 30, 2022, increasing the amount by $33,680 to an amount not to exceed $8,807,729.

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BACKGROUND:
The Women, Infants and Children Program (WIC) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture provides federal funds to promote healthy eating, breastfeeding support, and access to nutritious foods through direct food benefits to low-income pregnant women, mothers and children up to the age of five in San Mateo County. WIC's goal is to reduce the incidence of low birth weights and improve the nutritional status of at at-risk low-income mothers and their children.

In San Mateo County, WIC serves 22,000 low-income women and their children by providing nutrition education, breastfeeding support, food benefits and active referrals to county health and community services. WIC is often the first point of contact for many families seeking health and social service referrals. WIC formally partners with home visiting programs in Family Health Services (FHS) to identify individuals who would benefit from additional services.

FHS has been receiving funding for the WIC program since 1976.

On October 8, 2019, your Board approved an agreement with California Department of Public Health (CDPH) in support of WIC for the term of October 1, 2019 through September 30, 2022, in an amount not to exceed $8,926,641.

On September ...

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