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File #: 22-682    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 7/8/2022 Departments: HEALTH
On agenda: 9/13/2022 Final action: 9/13/2022
Title: Adopt a resolution authorizing an agreement with the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) to provide funding for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children for the term of October 1, 2022, through September 30, 2025, in an amount not to exceed $9,089,748.
Attachments: 1. 20220913_r_CDPH WIC 22-10285, 2. 20220913_a_CDPH WIC 22-10285
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: 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 agreement with the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) to provide funding for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children for the term of October 1, 2022,
through September 30, 2025, in an amount not to exceed $9,089,748.

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BACKGROUND:
The Women, Infants and Children Program (WIC) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture initiative 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-risk low-income mothers and their children.

In San Mateo County, WIC serves approximately 20,000 low-income clients 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 partnered 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.

DISCUSSION:
In October 2019, this Board approved a three-year agreement with CDPH for the term of October 1, 2019, through September 30, 2022, in an amount not to exceed $8,926,641. This agreement renews these services through September 30, 2025.

In order to minimize fund...

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