The CPN WIC program has a long-standing relationship with Infant Crisis Services, an Oklahoma City-based non-profit that supplies formula, food, diapers and clothing to more than 1,200 infants and toddlers each month.
March is National Nutrition Month, and it presents the opportunity to reconsider what constitutes a healthy diet and bodily well-being on a wider level. The Hownikan spoke with CPN’s Women, Infants and Children program about advice and resources for pregnant and breastfeeding mothers; a Tribal member who, as a chef, works to offer nutritious foods in a restaurant setting; and the CPN Title VI Program, which offers elders options while meeting new nutritional needs that come with age.
The Pioneer Library System of central Oklahoma donates books to Women, Infants, and Children programs, including Citizen Potawatomi Nation Health Services. Tribal member Britt Muirhead leads the initiative as the programming specialist for PLS.
CPN Indian Child Welfare Administrative Officer Ashlee May recently received a commendation from her alma mater, East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma, for her service at both the House of Hope and ICW.
Since being made a permanent law in 1974, the Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants and Children, known as WIC, has contributed to a healthier start for millions of American children. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which administers the federally funded program, WIC has played an important role in improving birth outcomes and Read More »