A service that has typically been provided through Henderson County will be changing hands in the near future.
The Warren County Health Department will administrate its own Women, Infants, and Children program.
Changes will lead to the hiring of a few people to help delegate the responsibilities – something that Warren County Health Department Administrator Jenna Link says they already have the room for.
WIC provides federal grants to states for food, healthcare, and nutrition education for low-income or pregnant women and children up to age five.
Link tells WGIL that WIC started before Warren County even had a Health Department, but the staff will now be providing additional services.
“There will be nursing staff, obviously, that work with the moms and the small kids, they do a lot of education on nutrition and development and track the kids to make sure all their needs are being met and mom has the resources she needs to be able to do that,” says Link.
Henderson County will lose a bit of grant funding with the change, but the only noticeable change will be the location of the program.
The change was made on an administrative basis due to the clients served. Link says the change will take place later this year.