Cleveland and Creek County Health Departments Receive Breastfeeding Award of Excellence
OKLAHOMA CITY – The Cleveland and Creek County Health Departments were recently awarded the 2022 Gold Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Breastfeeding Award of Excellence by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service.
The award recognizes local WIC agencies that have provided exemplary breastfeeding promotion and support activities among WIC participants.
Local WIC Agencies operating a peer counseling program for at least one year, and who met all of the core components of the WIC Breastfeeding Model for Peer Counseling, were eligible to apply for an award. 85 Gold awards were given to local WIC agencies across the nation. The Cleveland and Creek County Health Departments were recipients of the award in Oklahoma.
WIC is a federally funded nutrition education and supplemental food program for low income pregnant and breastfeeding women, or women who have delivered within the last six months, as well as infants and children under age five. The program offers nutritious foods, nutrition education and breastfeeding support that can improve the health of you or your child.
The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) protects and improves public health through its system of local health services and strategies focused on preventing disease. OSDH provides technical support and guidance to 68 county health departments in Oklahoma, as well as guidance and consultation to the two independent city-county health departments in Oklahoma City and Tulsa. Learn more at Oklahoma.gov/health.