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July 06, 2022
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IMPORTANT Please Read - WIC Appointments During COVID-19

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IMPORTANT Please Read - WIC Appointments During COVID-19

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During COVID-19, WIC appointments will be completed over the phone.

New participants and those who are renewing their certification with the WIC program need to consent to services through agreement and acknowledgement of the WIC Participant Rights and Responsibilities.



 

Please either:

Rights and Responsibilities
WIC provides nutrition education, breastfeeding support, referrals and supplemental foods to help you stay healthy. WIC staff will ask about your health and eating habits so we can make WIC work for you. 
 

Rights & Responsibilities Form
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Participant Signature Form
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1. Submit your agreement and acknowledgement of the WIC Participant Rights and Responsibilities using our online agreement form.

OR

2. Email jacksoncountywic@jacksoncounty.org your first and last name, WIC ID number and write: “I understand my rights and responsibilities for the WIC program”

If you have any questions about the WIC Participant Rights & Responsibilities, please talk with a WIC staff member at your appointment, or by calling 541-774-8203.

 

During your phone appointment, a WIC staff member will:

  • Ask for recent measurement for your family (if available)

  • Talk about your family’s growth and development

  • Evaluate your family’s diet

  • Ask about your family’s medical and nutritional history

  • Evaluate medical or nutritional risk

  • Offer referrals to other community resources

  • Provide benefits to buy WIC approved foods at your local grocery store

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Durante COVID-19, las citas de WIC se completarán por teléfono.

Los nuevos participantes y aquellos que están renovando su certificación con el programa WIC deben dar su consentimiento para los servicios a través de un acuerdo y reconocimiento de los Derechos y Responsabilidades de los Participantes de WIC. Por favor:

1. Envíe su acuerdo y reconocimiento de los derechos y responsabilidades de los participantes de WIC haciendo clic AQUÍ

O

2. Envíe un correo electrónico a jacksoncountywic@jacksoncounty.org con su nombre y apellido, número de identificación de WIC y escriba: "Entiendo mis derechos y responsabilidades para el programa WIC"

Si tiene alguna pregunta sobre los derechos y responsabilidades de los participantes de WIC, hable con un miembro del personal de WIC en su cita o llamando al 541-774-8203.

Durante su cita telefónica, un miembro del personal de WIC:

  • Solicite una medición reciente para su familia (si está disponible)
  • Hablar sobre el crecimiento y desarrollo de su familia.
  • Evalúe la dieta de su familia
  • Pregunte sobre el historial médico y nutricional de su familia
  • Evaluar el riesgo médico o nutricional
  • Ofrecer referencias a otros recursos comunitarios.
  • Brindar beneficios para comprar alimentos aprobados por WIC en su supermercado local.
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Participant Rights
WIC provides nutrition education, breastfeeding support, referrals and supplemental foods to
help you stay healthy. WIC staff will ask about your health and eating habits so we can make WIC work for you. 
 

Rights & Responsibilities Form
English / Spanish

Participant Signature Form
English / Spanish

Interested in WIC?

Fill out our online WIC interest form and we'll contact you to help you see if you qualify for WIC Services.
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Do I qualify for WIC services?
The Oregon WIC program uses a household income eligibility standard of 185 percent of the federal poverty income level.

If you have Jackson Care Connect, AllCare, Oregon Health Plan or CAWEM, TANF or SNAP benefits, you are automatically income eligible for the WIC Program. 

For more information on income eligibility guidelines, please review eligibility guidelines.

Are you pregnant and interested in applying for OHP? Set up an appointment with our enrollment specialist and see if you qualify. For more information, call Jackson County WIC at 541-774-8203. To learn more about the Oregon Health Plan and whether you qualify, visit Oregon HealthCare - Get Covered

Do I qualify

 

WIC Approved Foods

Oregon WIC Approved Foods: WIC provides foods to supplement the diets of pregnant & breastfeeding women, and infants & children under 5 years of age.  The foods in a food package are based on federal regulations and are in alignment with the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans and the infant feeding guidelines of American Academy of PediatricsOregon WIC Food List - English

 

Nutrition Education

Nutrition education is the cornerstone of the WIC Program. It is a benefit and a required element of the WIC program. WIC participants are required to complete quarterly nutrition education. WIC offers online nutrition education at www.wichealth.org.

WIC Health Lesson Topics

How to take a WIC Health Nutrition Class

Infant Massage
Jackson County WIC is excited to provide our popular infant massage class virtually! This is a great opportunity to cuddle with your newborn and learn about the many benefits of infant massage. To count this video towards your quarterly nutrition education requirement, complete the following:

  1. Watch the Infant Massage video below.
     
  2. Tell WIC one of the benefits of infant massage by texting 855-11.
 

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Breastfeeding Support

Jackson County WIC plays a vital role in the promotion and support of breastfeeding to improve the health outcomes of moms and babies. 98% of Jackson County WIC moms start out breastfeeding! Jackson County WIC supports breastmilk as the norm for infant feeding.

Health organizations worldwide recommend that mothers breastfeed their babies exclusively for six months, and then continue breastfeeding for one year and beyond, even as solid foods are introduced. The longer and more exclusively a mother breastfeeds her baby, the greater the health benefits they both receive.

COVID-19 vaccination is recommended for people who are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to get pregnant now or might become pregnant in the future.  For more information on COVID-19 vaccines while pregnant or breastfeeding, visit: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/recommendations/pregnancy.html

 

Find more information on breastfeeding supports for Moms & Families from OHA.

All WIC staff are trained to provide basic breastfeeding education and support. Jackson County WIC protects breastfeeding by not routinely issuing formula to breastfeeding infants the first 30 days of life. For more information, contact Jackson County WIC at 541-774-8203

 

Farm Direct Nutrition Program

The Farm Direct Nutrition Program provides eligible WIC participants with checks to spend on locally grown, organic produce. Don’t forget to spend your WIC Farm Direct Nutrition Program vouchers checks by November 20, 2020. For more information on how to shop with your Farm Direct checks, watch the instructional video below:

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This video can also be watched at  www.wichealth.org in the  Be Healthy with Veggies and Fruits  lesson. Completion of the lesson would count towards the quarterly nutrition education requirement of the WIC program.

To learn more about social distancing at the Rogue Valley Growers Market, visit their website:  https://rvgrowersmarket.com/

Lets’ Get Cooking Link and videos: https://jacksoncountyor.org/hhs/Public-Health/Women-Infants-and-Children/Healthy-Living

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