Women, Infants and Children Program (WIC)
WIC is a federally funded program that provides healthy supplemental foods, nutrition counseling for pregnant women, new mothers, infants and children under age five. The program has an extraordinary 30-year record of preventing children’s health problems and improving their long-term health, growth and development. WIC scored second highest in customer satisfaction among 30 high impact government programs in a recent survey. WIC serves over 8.2 million women, infants and children through over 10,000 clinics nationwide.
The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) is funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and provides:
- Healthy supplemental foods
- Nutrition assessment and education
- Referrals to health and other social services to participants
The prototype for the National WIC Program was designed and piloted at this School and adopted nationally by Congress in 1974.
Johns Hopkins WIC Program
WIC promotes the health and nutritional well-being of low-income pregnant, postpartum and breastfeeding women, infants and children under five years of age living in Baltimore through practice, research and community engagement.
- The program serves over 10,000 pregnant, breast feeding and post partum women, infants and children up to age 5.
- Operates in twelve sites, Head Start, Shelters for the homeless and domestically abused women and children in Baltimore.
- Over 75 percent of all infants participate in the program.
- Peer counselors provide supportive services to breast feeding women.
WIC Locations by Zip Code
- Hampden Family Ctr.
1104 W. 36th St., 21211
Baltimore Medical Systems
3120 Erdman Ave.
- JAI Medical Center
4340 Park Heights Ave.
M,T,TH, F, 2nd & 4th Wednesday
- Park West Medical Ctr.
3319 W. Belvedere Ave.
1st & 3rd Wednesdays
- Dru/Mondawnin Healthy Families
2100 Eutaw Place
1st & 3rd Thursdays
- Gilmor Homes
1515 Vincent Ct.
- Adventure Dental & Vision
1253 W. Pratt St.
Mondays & Fridays
- Eastern Ave
3732 Eastern Ave.
M, T, W, TH, F
- Cherry Hill Shopping Ctr.
634 Cherry Hill Rd.
- Judy Ctr. @ Curtis Bay Elementary/Middle School
4301 W. Bay Ave.
- Johns Hopkins Hospital
600 N. Wolfe St. – Carnegie Building, Rm 267
- Enoch Pratt Library Brooklyn Branch
300 E. Patapsco Ave.
Call for appointment
- Judy Ctr. @ Lakeland Elementary/Middle School
Lakeland STEAM Ctr.
2921 Stranden Rd.
- Judy Ctr. @ Commodore Johns Rogers Elementary/Middle School
100 N. Chester St.
1st Monday & Tuesday
- The Alameda Shopping Ctr.
Adventure Dental & Orthodontics
5632 The Alameda
1st & 3rd Tuesdays
Hopkins/USDA Participant Research Innovation Laboratory for Enhancing WIC Services (HPRIL)
HPRIL is the laboratory for the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health working cooperatively with Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) and competitively selected local WIC agencies nationally to explore through innovative and replicable interactive tools how to accurately determine the family characteristics that predict early termination and employ family based interactive tools and social media to retain eligible high risk children ages 1-4 in the WIC program for maximum benefit.
Visit the HPRIL page for more information.