The Mesa County Women, Infants & Children (WIC) program has received reserve funding that will allow operations to continue as usual through February, amid a partial government shutdown. WIC participants will be notified early of any changes past the end of February.
Current and potential WIC participants and their families should know that no services are being cut back at this time.
“We understand that this is a stressful time for our WIC families,” Mesa County Public Health (MCPH) WIC Program Manager Karla Klemm said. “Our funding is distributed through the Colorado WIC state office and their team is monitoring this situation closely, working hard to maximize the reserve funding.”
Klemm said at this time there’s no reason for clients to worry and encourages residents who’d like to use WIC services to sign up. She also noted that the best source for information about WIC is the MCPH website and/or your WIC educator.
“A lot of rumors about WIC funding are flying around through word-of-mouth and social media. We’re committed to transparency, so families should be contacting us with any concerns they might have,” Klemm said.
WIC improves the lives and health of its 2,800 Mesa County participants through nutrition education, healthy food, breastfeeding support and more, but it also makes a difference in our community.