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Welcome to the Ashland-Boyd County Health Department

Contact

Laura Redden, RN

Program Director

606-324-7181 Ext. 261

[email protected]

WIC is a free program for Women, Infants and Children that helps families who have nutritional needs.

WIC provides special supplemental food for these families. The program is funded by the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture.

WIC – Women, Infants and Children Supplemental Food Program

Program Information

Our agency is currently providing WIC services to 1,440 participants. WIC is a nutrition program that helps pregnant women, postpartum women, breastfeeding women, infants from birth to age one (1) and children to age five (5). WIC provides nutrition education counseling, breastfeeding information, nutritious foods and help to access other health care services during important times of growth and development.

To be eligible for WIC services participants must be at nutritional risk and meet income guidelines of 185% of poverty level or below or is Medicaid eligible and be a resident of Kentucky. Benefits are issued and redeemable at approved local groceries. For more information on income guidelines or foods provided, visit the WIC website at or call us at 325-2192.

WIC STATEMENT OF NONDISCRIMINATION

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits.

Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:

http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992.

Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

1400 Independence Avenue, SW

Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3) email: [email protected] .

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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