Benton County WIC

Benton County WIC WIC (Women, Infants, Children) is a supplemental nutrition program for pregnant and breastfeeding women, infants, and children under 5 years of age. WIC provides healthy foods at the right time to promote good growth and development.

Health/Beauty

Oregon Health Authority
07/18/2020

Oregon Health Authority

Now that summer’s here, you may wonder what type of care is available for your school-age children. While priority is still given to essential workers, emergency child care providers can also accept families who are returning to work during reopening.

Summer school and day camps are also permitted. Find child care options by calling 211info or visiting their website: http://ow.ly/FUte50AAzVE

More information, visit the Early Learning Division's website: http://ow.ly/2O5P50AAzVD

Mark your calendars for Tuesday, July 21st at 6:30 pm to tune into FB livestream with The Corvallis Advocate to hear fro...
07/17/2020
The Corvallis Advocate

Mark your calendars for Tuesday, July 21st at 6:30 pm to tune into FB livestream with The Corvallis Advocate to hear from local resources and leaders about what is going on in our area.

Public Q&A session with Benton County Health Department directors Charlie Fautin and Danielle Brown – also featuring Jana Svoboda, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 35 years of experience. Livestream slated for Tuesday, July 21 at 6:30 pm.

There are many great oral health resources from Oregon Health Authority here. The calendar is available in multiple lang...
07/17/2020

There are many great oral health resources from Oregon Health Authority here.

The calendar is available in multiple languages.

Want to make brushing teeth fun and rewarding? Use this calendar and encourage kids to brush twice a day! http://ow.ly/dxXu50Athba

Oregon Health Authority
07/17/2020

Oregon Health Authority

Yesterday we reported another record number of people who have tested positive for COVID-19. The rise is attributed to the spread of COVID-19 from social gatherings and sporadic spread. Worksite outbreaks and long-term care facility outbreaks are also contributing to the increase in cases.

Since Oregon began reopening, we have seen outbreaks when people get together to celebrate with family and friends for birthdays, weddings, holidays and other events. We are also aware of clusters of infections connected with 4th of July social events.

COVID-19 is spreading more among social activities involving groups of younger people. Cases have been traced to an exercise class, fraternity party and bachelor party.

We need to come together again to flatten the curve. Consider the risk of the activities you choose and follow the statewide requirements on social gatherings, face coverings, and physical distancing.

Casa Latinos Unidos
07/16/2020

Casa Latinos Unidos

A continuación le ofrecemos información de parte de la Autoridad de Salud de Oregon sobre el uso de los cubre bocas en los niños.

A partir del miércoles, 15 de julio, se requerirán los cubrebocas en espacios públicos al aire libre cuando no es posible mantener el distanciamiento físico. Ahorita, se requieren los cubrebocas o protectores faciales en todo el estado en los espacios públicos interiores. Las personas con discapacidades o condiciones médicas pueden solicitar una adaptación al negocio si no pueden usar un cubrebocas o protector facial. Por ejemplo, se puede pedir que sus compras sean llevadas a su auto.

¿Cuáles son las reglas para los niños? En este momento, se recomiendan los cubrebocas, pero no se requieren para los niños en estos lugares. Los cubrebocas deben usarse con la supervisión de un adulto y los niños nunca deben usarlos mientras duermen.

Como padres nosotros mismos, sabemos que los cambios pueden ser difícil para los niños. Si gustaría algunos consejos sobre cómo ayudar a los niños a usar un cubrebocas, vea la imagen a continuación.

Helping kids, older than 2 years old, wear a masks can be hard. Here are some ideas about how to help them in the proces...
07/15/2020

Helping kids, older than 2 years old, wear a masks can be hard. Here are some ideas about how to help them in the process.

Starting tomorrow, face coverings are required in outdoor public spaces when physical distancing is not possible. Masks, face shields and face coverings are currently required statewide for indoor public spaces. People with a disability or medical condition may request accommodation from the business if they cannot wear a mask, face shield or face covering.

What are the rules for kids? At this time, face coverings are recommended but not required for kids in these settings. Face coverings should be worn with adult supervision and should never be worn by kids when sleeping.

As parents ourselves, we know change can be difficult for kids. If you'd like some advice on helping your child wear a face covering, check out the graphic below.

Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
07/15/2020

Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)

#WellChildWednesdays -- #DYK that #MentalHealth is an important part of overall health? Talk to your #pediatric #provider about your #child’s mental health during their well-visit: https://bit.ly/2ZrZYH0

We Count Oregon
07/13/2020

We Count Oregon

It's not too late to Take the Census! The census count determines money for schools, services, and medical our communities need! #2020Census #CensusisPower #WeCountOregon
http://www.2020census.gov/
Art by ScenicG

Home Page
07/12/2020
Home Page

Home Page

Blood donors report feeling a sense of great satisfaction after making their blood donation. Why? Because helping others in need just feels good. Donate blood today to help those in need.

Trying to decide how to go about daily life and be part of a community is hard right now. Consider the questions below a...
07/10/2020

Trying to decide how to go about daily life and be part of a community is hard right now.

Consider the questions below as you navigate this space:
1. Who is involved?
2. Where will you be?
3. How close will you be to people who are not members of your household?
4. How long will you be around people who are not members of your household?

Today we reported another record number of new COVID-19 cases. The cases include increases from workplace outbreaks as well as community spread from things like social gatherings with friends and family.

It’s a reminder of how important wearing a face covering, frequent hand washing, physical distancing and staying home when you’re sick continue to be as we work together to stop the spread of the virus.

As you consider your daily activities, here are four questions you can ask yourself to assess how risky the activity is.

Corvallis-Benton County Public Library
07/08/2020

Corvallis-Benton County Public Library

Listen up! There's a new storytime service in town: Telephone Tales! You can call us 24/7 at 541-766-6568 to hear a children's story in English or in Spanish, recorded by our library staff. We'll have new stories available on Tuesdays each week!

Please continue to take precautions like physical distancing, wearing masks, and washing hands frequently. Age is not th...
07/08/2020
Benton County COVID cases trending younger

Please continue to take precautions like physical distancing, wearing masks, and washing hands frequently.

Age is not the only risks factor to consider, as we see more cases in younger folks. Conditions like obesity, diabetes, and vaping do appear to put people at increased risk with COvID-19.

COVID-19 patients in Benton County have been getting younger since bars and restaurants began reopening, local officials warned the Benton County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday.

07/07/2020
OHA en Español

OHA en Español

Con el aumento de casos de COVID-19 en Oregon durante las últimas semanas, responder a la llamada de un rastreador de contacto es una manera clave en que podemos trabajar juntos para detener el virus.

Los rastreadores de contacto se comunican con cualquier persona que podría haber estado expuesta a COVID-19 para ofrecerles información y apoyo. Si usted no contesta las llamadas de números de teléfono que no conoce, no se preocupe, los rastreadores de contacto le dejarán un mensaje pidiéndole que les regrese la llamada.

Si ha estado expuesto al virus, se le pedirá que permanezca en cuarentena por 14 días después de haber estado cerca de alguien con COVID-19, incluso si no se siente enfermo. Esto se debe a que usted puede transmitir el virus, aunque no tenga síntomas.

Para aprender mas sobre el rastreo de contacto, visite: healthoregon.org/rastreodecontacto

07/07/2020
Cooking Matters

Cooking Matters

Add the sweetness of pineapple to the tang of carrots to make these scrumptious muffins! #FruitCreations What unexpected (but yummy) fruit and vegetable combos can you think of?

Oregon Health Authority
07/07/2020

Oregon Health Authority

Hey Oregon Health Plan members, we have longer hours. You can call 800-699-9075 (711 TTY) from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. We're here to help!

You can also visit www.ohp.oregon.gov for more information about OHP.

07/07/2020
Monroe Community Library

Monroe Community Library

Join our Youth Services staff on Tuesdays all summer for live storytimes!

Benton County, Oregon
07/06/2020

Benton County, Oregon

If you're enrolled in a Marketplace plan through the Oregon Health Insurance Marketplace and your income or household changes, you should update your application.

The “Economic Impact Payment” that was sent to most families won’t affect people applying for coverage or those who already have coverage through the Marketplace. The federal increase in unemployment benefits of $600 per week for up to four months (ending July 31, 2020) will be counted as income and will need to be reported.

Changes — such as lower or higher income, adding or losing household members, or getting offers of other health coverage — may affect the coverage or savings you’re eligible for.

You can find steps on how to report changes and important information about Marketplace plans and COVID-19 at HealthCare.gov.

World Health Organization (WHO)
07/06/2020

World Health Organization (WHO)

There are certain places where COVID-19 spreads more easily and we should avoid these areas.

07/03/2020
Benton County, Oregon

Benton County, Oregon

A medida que se reabre el Condado Benton, y las guías de distanciamiento se relajan, queremos tomarnos un momento para hablar sobre cómo el virus COVID-19 puede propagarse al interactuar con otros en la comunidad.

07/03/2020
Benton County, Oregon

Benton County, Oregon

As Benton County reopens, and guidelines are relaxed, we want to take a moment to talk about how COVID-19 may spread as you interact with others in the community.

07/02/2020
Benton County, Oregon

Benton County, Oregon

In today's video, Ashley Talamantes reviews the behavioral health services available through Benton County Health Department.

07/02/2020
Benton County, Oregon

Benton County, Oregon

In today's video, Ashley Talamantes reviews the behavioral health services available through Benton County Health Department.

Benton County, Oregon
07/02/2020

Benton County, Oregon

We’re heading into the 4th of July weekend, and we know that many of you are excited to celebrate.

Here are some tips for enjoying the holiday safely:
● The safest option is to celebrate at home.
● Stay home if you’re sick or if you have an underlying medical condition that puts you at higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19.
● If you host a gathering, provide hand sanitizer or give people easy access to places where they can frequently wash their hands.
● Adjust your food offerings to avoid sharing utensils and offer individual servings.
Don’t share drinks.
● During and afterward, thoroughly clean all frequently touched areas.
By knowing and understanding the risk of our actions and activities, we can make informed decisions that not only impact our own health but also protect the health of everyone around us.
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Nos dirigimos al fin de semana del 4 de julio, y sabemos que muchos de ustedes están emocionados por celebrar.

Aquí hay algunos consejos para disfrutar del día festivo de una manera segura:
● La opción más segura es celebrar en casa.
● Quédese en casa si está enfermo o si tiene una condición médica que lo pone en mayor riesgo de infectarse más grave por el virus COVID-19.
● Si organiza una reunión, ofrezca gel desinfectante para las manos o deles a las personas acceso fácil a un lugar donde puedan lavarse las manos con frecuencia.
● Ajuste la comida que ofrecerá para evitar compartir cubiertos y ofrezca porciones individuales. No comparta bebidas.
● Durante y después, limpie profundamente todas las áreas que son tocadas frecuentemente.

Al conocer y comprender el riesgo de nuestras acciones y actividades, podemos tomar decisiones informadas que no solo afectan nuestra propia salud sino que también protegen la salud de todos los que nos rodean.

‘These waivers have allowed state and local WIC agencies to offer remote services – including remote certification for n...
07/02/2020
USDA Extends WIC Waivers Through September 30

‘These waivers have allowed state and local WIC agencies to offer remote services – including remote certification for new applicants, remote appointments, and remote benefit issuance. They also allow for expanded options for allowable WIC foods.

Our services continue to be available by phone.

On June 29, the USDA announced the extension of all approved waivers for providers of WIC through September 30, 2020. These waivers have allowed state and local WIC agencies to offer remote services – including remote certification for new applicants, remote appointments, and remote benefit issu...

Don't forget to schedule your well-child checks to keep kids healthy and on track with their vaccines.
06/30/2020

Don't forget to schedule your well-child checks to keep kids healthy and on track with their vaccines.

#WellChildWednesdays reminder: #Pediatric #providers are there for you and your #child during this #COVID19 crisis, so use your #WednesdayMotivation to schedule a well-child visit #today! View the benefits of such visits: bit.ly/2Nuyn13

Face coverings are required in Oregon starting tomorrow, Wednesday July 1st.
06/30/2020

Face coverings are required in Oregon starting tomorrow, Wednesday July 1st.

06/30/2020
Benton County, Oregon

Benton County, Oregon

COVID-19 Update - June 29, 2020
Hoy es nuestro informe semanal del virus COVID-19 en español. Tenga en cuenta de que esta tarde, la Gobernadora Brown anunció un requisito de usar cubrebocas en todos los lugares encerrados en todo el estado. Este requisito reemplaza la "alta recomendación" del Condado mencionada en el video de hoy.
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Today is our weekly COVID-19 update in Spanish. Please note, earlier this afternoon Governor Brown announced a statewide indoor face covering requirement. This requirement replaces the County’s “strong recommendation” mentioned in today’s video.

Oregon Maternal & Child Health
06/29/2020

Oregon Maternal & Child Health

DYK babies can learn sign language? For a free online program for deaf and hard of hearing babies under 36 months, visit: http://ow.ly/kNmd50A0yjR 👶🤟

Benton County, Oregon
06/29/2020

Benton County, Oregon

Children often react to stressful events differently than adults. The graphic below shares signs of stress that you can watch for in preschool and elementary aged children and how to help them.

You can find resources and learn more about how to support children of all ages by visiting the CDC’s Helping Children Cope website at https://www.cdc.gov/childrenindisasters/helping-children-cope.html or the National Child Traumatic Stress Network’s Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope at: https://www.nctsn.org/resources/parent-caregiver-guide-to-helping-families-cope-with-the-coronavirus-disease-2019.

We Count Oregon
06/28/2020

We Count Oregon

Did you know that children ages 0-4 are more likely to be missed in the census than any other age group? This #2020Census, let’s ensure that little ones get counted and receive the resources they need to live healthy and happy lives. #WeCountOregon https://2020census.gov/
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¿Sabía que los niños de 0 - 4 años tienen más probabilidades de ser extrañados en el censo que cualquier otro grupo de edad? Este #2020Censo asegurémonos de que los pequeños estén numerados y reciban los recursos que necesitan para vivir vidas saludables y felices.
https://2020census.gov/

Oregon Pediatric Society
06/27/2020

Oregon Pediatric Society

Yesterday Oregon Health Authority released updated guidance for face coverings that applies to Oregonians statewide: http://ow.ly/yVe050AiQCD

One important update to note is a strong recommendation that “individuals, including children between 2 and 12 years of age, wear a mask, face shield, or face covering at all times in all indoor public places, particularly in places where it is likely that physical distancing of at least 6 feet from other individuals outside their household unit cannot be maintained at all times, and vulnerable people must go.”

OHA's recommendation applies regardless of county of residence.

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WIC (Women, Infants, Children) serves those who are pregnant, breastfeeding, postpartum, along with infants, and toddlers and children up to age 5. The WIC Program aims to safeguard the health of low-income women, infants, and children up to age 5. WIC provides resources to prevent nutrition risk by providing nutritious foods to supplement diets, information on healthy eating, and referrals to health care.

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