Women, Infants and Children Program (WIC)
WIC is a federally funded program that provides healthy supplemental foods, nutrition counseling for pregnant women, new mothers, infants and children under age five. The program has an extraordinary 30-year record of preventing children’s health problems and improving their long-term health, growth and development. WIC scored second highest in customer satisfaction among 30 high impact government programs in a recent survey. WIC serves over 8.2 million women, infants and children through over 10,000 clinics nationwide.
The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) is funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and provides:
- Healthy supplemental foods
- Nutrition assessment and education
- Referrals to health and other social services to participants
The prototype for the National WIC Program was designed and piloted at this School and adopted nationally by Congress in 1974.
Johns Hopkins WIC Program
WIC promotes the health and nutritional well-being of low-income pregnant, postpartum and breastfeeding women, infants and children under five years of age living in Baltimore through practice, research and community engagement.
- The program serves over 10,000 pregnant, breast feeding and post partum women, infants and children up to age 5.
- Operates in twelve sites, Head Start, Shelters for the homeless and domestically abused women and children in Baltimore.
- Over 75 percent of all infants participate in the program.
- Peer counselors provide supportive services to breast feeding women.
3732 Eastern Ave., 21224
M, T, W, TH, F
|JAI Medical Center|
4340 Park Heights Ave., 21215
M,T,TH, F, 2nd & 4th Wednesday
|Cherry Hill Shopping Ctr.|
634 Cherry Hill Rd., 21225
|Dru/Mondawnin Healthy Families|
2100 Eutaw Place, 21217
1st & 3rd Thursdays
Baltimore Medical Systems
3120 Erdman Ave., 21213
|Park West Medical Ctr.|
3319 W. Belvedere Ave., 21215
1st & 3rd Wednesdays
|Hampden Family Ctr.|
1104 W. 36th St., 21211
|Adventure Dental & Vision|
1253 W. Pratt St., 21223
Mondays & Fridays
|Johns Hopkins Hospital|
600 N. Wolfe St. 21287
Carnegie Building, Rm 267
|Judy Ctr. @ Curtis Bay Elementary/Middle School|
4301 W. Bay Ave., 21225
|The Alameda Shopping Ctr.|
Adventure Dental & Orthodontics
5632 The Alameda, 21239
1st & 3rd Tuesdays
1515 Vincent Ct., 21217
|Judy Ctr. @ Lakeland Elementary/Middle School|
Lakeland STEAM Ctr.
2921 Stranden Rd., 21230
|Enoch Pratt Library Brooklyn Branch|
300 E. Patapsco Ave., 21230
|Judy Ctr. @ Commodore Johns Rogers Elementary/Middle School|
100 N. Chester St., 21231
1st Monday & Tuesday
Hopkins/USDA Participant Research Innovation Laboratory for Enhancing WIC Services (HPRIL)
HPRIL is the laboratory for the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health working cooperatively with Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) and competitively selected local WIC agencies nationally to explore through innovative and replicable interactive tools how to accurately determine the family characteristics that predict early termination and employ family based interactive tools and social media to retain eligible high risk children ages 1-4 in the WIC program for maximum benefit.
Visit the HPRIL page for more information.