WIC Launches Mobile App
The Indiana Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program has a new mobile application to make it easier for clients to access the nutritious food and other benefits they need to be healthy. Pace provides WIC services in Knox and Daviess Counties.
The app is a convenient way for WIC clients to:
· Find the nearest WIC clinic
· Access WIC appointment information
· View current and future food benefit balances
· Receive notifications about expiring benefits and upcoming appointments
· Get reminders about what to bring to the appointment
· Scan UPC codes while shopping to see if the item is WIC-approved
· Locate the nearest grocery store or pharmacy where benefits are accepted
“I believe the WIC app will reduce the challenges our clients face,” Pace’s Clinical Services Manager Michelle Pitcher stated. “The app will provide client appointment reminders, benefit history and balance, and locations of clinics and stores.”
The federally funded WIC program serves low-income pregnant women and new mothers, along with infants and children up to age 5 who are at health or nutritional risk. The Indiana WIC program is housed within the Indiana State Department of Health and served an average of 145,000 Hoosiers each month in fiscal year 2017. The program provides nutrition education, breastfeeding promotion and support, healthy foods and referrals to other services.
The new app is the most recent way the Indiana WIC program is using technology to make it easier for participants to access services. A year ago, Indiana WIC launched its Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card to allow participants to purchase nutritious food, including fresh fruits and vegetables, without cumbersome paper checks.
Pace encourages community members to work together to emphasize the importance of a strong partnership between the community and the family in helping developing responsible and healthy attitudes about nutrition. For more information or to make an appointment at Pace call (812) 254-0002- Daviess and (812) 886-0107- Knox.
Pace Community Action Agency, Inc. is a private not-for-profit Community Action Agency established to provide support services to improve the community and encourage self-reliance. Services are provided without regard to race, age, color, religion, sex, disability, national origin, ancestry, or status as a veteran.
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