The Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program of the Michigan Department of Community Health is a government-funded effort to raise health awareness among the locals, specifically low-income pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women, children less than 5 years old and infants.

It aims to provide eligible beneficiaries with the proper services, privileges and support systems in order that they may improve in health status and nutritional habits. This program is carried out in an easily accessible, culturally competent and efficient environment.

What campaigns and services are offered by the Michigan WIC Program?

The WIC Michigan Program has consistently engaged in various projects to campaign for proper nutrition and health.  One of these is Project FRESH, which aims to give low-income at-risk consumers access to fresh produce.

Another is MI Healthy Baby, focused on providing valuable information about maternal care and resources before, during and after pregnancy.

A proud advocate of the benefits of breastfeeding, a campaign was also launched which provided counselling and tips for nursing mothers.  Lastly, developing smart eating habits are also a main concern of the WIC program, which is why they put up nutritional education links that will guide mothers in decisions regarding child-feeding options.

The best thing about these services is that most of them come with instructional videos and multiple language options so that it could be easily accessed across all origins and racial backgrounds.

For inquiries regarding application and other matters, visit the Michigan WIC website or call them directly at (517) 335-8951.