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“The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) awarded Healthcare Network a $325,224 grant to implement a WIC Community Innovation and Outreach Project (CIAO). CIAOs support efforts to develop, implement and strategies to increase awareness, participation and benefit redemption in WIC and reduce disparities in program delivery. Healthcare Network’s program will focus on reaching mothers who are eligible for WIC, aiding with the application process and finding innovative ways to break the barriers that keep mothers from applying for WIC. The grant will fund gift cards, diapers and transportation/taxi vouchers to help engage mothers. DOH will work with Healthcare Network providing a management information system to track the program’s effectiveness and the DOH in Collier County will provide training and education on WIC eligibility and enrollment requirements.”

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24 May, 2023


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