Hamilton County Health Department and the City of Chattanooga’s Office of Community Health are partnering to expand the Health Department’s Women, Infants, & Children Program (WIC) to offer mobile WIC services beginning Tuesday, November 28th, 2023. WIC is a program that provides nutrition education, breastfeeding education and support, nutritious foods, and health referrals to women, infants, and children who qualify. The WIC mobile service will be available inside the East Lake Community Center every Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Bilingual Staff will be on-site to assist Spanish-speaking clients.

“This additional service option allows our programs to meet the community and their needs where they are, breaking down barriers. We appreciate the partnership with the City of Chattanooga to help us expand our services and utilize our community centers. This mobile WIC will provide supplemental nutrition to help promote growth and development to women, infants, and children who qualify for the program,” says Felicia Jenkins, Regional WIC Coordinator, Hamilton County Health Department. 

“The Office of Community Health in the City of Chattanooga is excited about this partnership with the Hamilton County Health Department to open a WIC clinic in the predominantly Hispanic neighborhood of Eastlake. This partnership addresses one of the key priorities of the Mayor’s One Chattanooga Plan: that all Chattanoogans have access to fresh, healthy, and affordable foods. We are grateful for the partnership and the expertise of the Health Department’s WIC team, who will provide the care. We look forward to increasing this partnership to provide more care to many of Chattanooga’s underserved communities,” says Dr. Geeta Maharaj, Deputy Director of the Office of Community Health and Safety for the City of Chattanooga.


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