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DHSS Press Release



Dr. Kara Odom Walker, Secretary
Jill Fredel, Director of Communications
302-255-9047, Pager 302-357-7498
Email: jill.fredel@state.de.us

Date: September 22, 2017
DHSS-09-2017





MEDIA ADVISORY: DELAWARE WIC MOVES TO LA RED HEALTH CENTER IN GEORGETOWN


WHO: Brian Olson, Chief Executive Officer, La Red Health Center, Inc.
Dr. Karyl Rattay, Director, Division of Public Health (DPH), Department of Health and Social Services
Patricia Dombroski, Regional Administrator, USDA Food and
Nutrition Service, Mid-Atlantic Regional Office
WHAT: Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting for the newly re-located Delaware Women, Infants and Children (WIC) offices in the La Red Health Center in Georgetown.
WHY: WIC's Georgetown office relocated from the Thurman Adams State Service Center to La Red Health Center in August, to increase access for its 2,000 clients seen each month, to a wide variety of health and social services. The WIC program serves women who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or postpartum, and children and infants less than 5 years old by providing supplemental nutritious foods, nutrition education, breastfeeding support, and referrals to other social services. Georgetown WIC clients, who visit La Red for their primary care, chronic disease care, oral health, and behavioral health needs, can now be seen during the same office visit for WIC services. They will also have access to Medicaid eligibility and enrollment in the same building. The move overcomes transportation constraints since so many services are under one roof, as well as language barriers since La Red Health Center offers interpretation services.
WHEN: Thursday, September 28, 2017 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
WHERE: La Red Health Center - waiting room
21444 Carmean Way
Georgetown, DE 19947
PHOTOS: Speakers, ribbon-cutting, Health Ambassadors providing office tours, Food Bank of Delaware providing salad samples
QUESTIONS: 302-744-4704

Delaware Health and Social Services is committed to improving the quality of the lives of Delaware's citizens by promoting health and well-being, fostering self-sufficiency, and protecting vulnerable populations. DPH, a division of DHSS, urges Delawareans to make healthier choices with the 5-2-1 Almost None campaign: eat 5 or more fruits and vegetables each day, have no more than 2 hours of recreational screen time each day (includes TV, computer, gaming), get 1 or more hours of physical activity each day, and drink almost no sugary beverages.



Delaware Health and Social Services is committed to improving the quality of the lives of Delaware's citizens by promoting health and well-being, fostering self-sufficiency, and protecting vulnerable populations.





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