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Posted on: July 11, 2022

WIC Project Fresh Connects Families to Healthy, Michigan-Grown Food

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As Michigan finally starts to warm up, delicious cherries, luscious blueberries, and glorious greens have started to appear at local farmers markets and farm stands. Summer provides WIC families an opportunity to experience the taste of Michigan through P...

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Posted on: May 9, 2022

Health Department Annual Report highlights initial COVID-19 response phases

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We are pleased to share our 2020 Annual Report with our partners and community!

This report highlights the initial phases of our COVID-19 pandemic response from January - December 2020. During this time, our Health Department team made tens of thousands of...

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Posted on: March 10, 2022

Health Department and community partners organize free KN95 mask and COVID-19 test kit distributions

JanFeb22 Community Distribution Spotlight

At the height of the Omicron surge, KN95 masks and at-home tests were hard to come by for many. To address this need and keep residents safe, the Washtenaw County Health Department organized a rapid response initiative in partnership with community leader...

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Posted on: August 27, 2019

Black Mothers’ Breastfeeding Group Lowering Disparities

Black mother with baby on chest

A breastfeeding support group for black mothers was created by Washtenaw County WIC in 2018 with the goal of lowering the racial disparity in breastfeeding rates.

“Being able to meet up with other mothers of color, other mothers who look like me,...

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