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Services

Northwest Wisconsin Community Services Agency  – Douglas County

  • WIC
  • Prenatal Care Coordination Program
  • First Breath
  • Birth to 3 Nutrition Therapy

1805 Nth 14th Street, Suite 4
Superior, WI 54880
715-394-2750 phone
715-394-4651 fax

 

 

 

SAME DAY SCHEDULING

Participants will be given a reminder slip at the end of each appointment.  This slip will contain the following information:
--month and week to call WIC
--type of appointment to schedule
--what you need to bring with you to appointment

You call WIC the day you would like to come in for your appointment; you will be scheduled on a first come, first serve basis.

WIC

WIC is the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children.  It began in 1972 and is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).  The Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services, Division of Public Health administers the Program in Wisconsin.
WIC provides:

  • nutrition and breastfeeding information
  • supplemental nutritious foods
  • referral to other health and nutrition services

Eligibility Requirements:  Documented nutritional risk, income requirement and state residency.

WIC Income Eligibility:  Based on 185% of the US Dept. of Health and Human Services Poverty Guidelines Nonfarm Income Poverty Guidelines for Gross Income (before deductions)  
  
click on link for income guidelines:

  WIC Income Eligibility Table 2015-2016.docx

 

  Prenatal Care Coordination Program (PNCC)

Prenatal Care Coordination (PNCC) is a Medicaid benefit that helps pregnant women get the support and services they need to have a healthy baby.  Prenatal Care Coordination services include:

  • Help getting the health care they need.
  • Personal support.
  • Information on good eating habits and health practices (health education and nutrition counseling).
  • Information and help finding needed services in the community.

Northwest Wisconsin Community Services Agency Public Health and Nutrition Program provides PNCC case management in Douglas County.  Referrals come from WIC, Health Care Clinic, Lake Superior Community Health Care Center, MDs, Douglas County Department of Health and Human Services, Life Care Center, Social Workers and Schools. Northwest Wisconsin Community Services Agency Public Health and Nutrition Program collaborates with Douglas County Department of Health and Human Services to provide Public Health Nursing.

Vulnerable to Foodborne Illness:  babies, toddlers & expectant moms

Foodborne illness can strike anyone, but pregnant women and very young children are two groups at higher risk for developing serious foodborne illness that can lead to hospitalization or even death.   
In infants the incidence of infection from Salmonella and Campylobacter is substantially higher compared with other age groups.  

Pregnant women are about 20 times more likely than other healthy adults to get listeriosis. About one-third of listeriosis cases happen during pregnancy.   




First Breath

First Breath is a Wisconsin Women’s Health Foundation program to help pregnant women stop smoking.  Smoking during pregnancy harms both the mother and the growing fetus.  The First Breath program provides Wisconsin women with the support they need to quit smoking.  Northwest Wisconsin Community Services Public Health and Nutrition Program is a First Breath site.  Our Health Educator provides pregnant women with:

  • Personal smoking cessation support
  • Intensive smoking cessation counseling
  • Self-help materials
  • Wisconsin Tobacco Quit Line access
  • Postpartum telephone support
  • Motivation through learning about First Breath success stories
  • Smoking education materials for their families
  • Free incentives and a gift at delivery

First Breath enrollment is offered to all pregnant clients.  The Quitline is promoted to all others. Information on the risks of Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) is provided to all clients exposed to ETS.
For more information on First Breath services, please call 715-394-2750 or email us at: WIC@northwest-csa.org  


Birth to 3 Nutrition Therapy

Medical Nutrition Therapy is a nutrition service provided by the RD (Registered Dietitian) through Northwest Wisconsin Community Services Agency Public Health and Nutrition Program.  It includes comprehensive assessment of the child’s nutritional status including analysis of medical and diet history, lab values, anthropometric measurements and feeding skills.  Based on the assessment, the RD develops an individualized nutrition treatment plan, provides nutrition counseling, nutrition care coordination, monitoring and reassessment.  In Birth to 3, our goal is to give the family the tools needed to ensure optimal nutritional status.
Birth to 3 Nutrition Therapy referrals may be made via the WIC RD, Parent request or Birth to 3 Service Coordinator request or any Team member who fills out the Birth to 3 Nutrition Screening Tool.
For more information on Birth to 3 Nutrition Therapy services, please call 715-394-2750 or email us at: WIC@northwest-csa.org.

In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 or (202) 720-6382 (TTY). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.


Fit Families

"Eat Healthy, Be Active...Your Kids are Watching". 


Fit Families is a wellness program for:l ow income families with children within the 2-4 year old range
Fit Families Staff
Community Members.

The idea behind this program is to get children and their families moving, eat better and making better beverage choices.


Northland Breastfeeding Coalition

To supposrt, educate, and empower members of the community for brastfeeding success.  More information can be found at www.northlandbreastfeedingcoalition.org