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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
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This is what happens when you stop smoking ⬇️
We are lucky to be surrounded by an abundance of natural beauty in Oregon. What are you doing to celebrate #EarthDay?
Go to Oregon State Parks for up-to-date park information. stateparks.oregon.gov
Check out our Thursday Kids Garden Class Series running through mid-June! Today's lesson is Stand Strong with Stems! A great activity to do on Earth Day! OSU (Oregon) Master Gardener Program Oregon State University Extension Service
COVID-19 Update April 22, 2021
Happy #EarthDay from our street to yours! Recycling, caring for animals, and planting are great ways to show love and kindness to our planet. Follow the link and watch as the Sesame friends celebrate all kinds of different creatures and habitats: https://bit.ly/3d6S8Z0
Cindy is an fabulous Public Health Nurse doing a lot of amazing work in our community. Read on to learn more about her efforts and experiences doing this critical work!
One of the biggest challenges faced by those seeking to vaccinate the population is reaching the hard-to-reach.
¡Todos las personas mayores de 16 años son elegibles para la vacuna! 📣😀
Si necesita ayuda para programar una cita, ¡Casa Latinos Unidos está aquí para ayudarlo! ¡Llámanos, envíanos un mensaje para programar una cita! 📞📲
Don't have a garden? Or is your garden too small to grow all of your seeds? Try a container garden! Read our Garden Monthly to learn about the best plants to grow in containers, and how to do it. Post below to show us what you use for a container! #GrowThis!Challenge #GrowThis! Oregon State University Extension Service http://ow.ly/qE9550Erjto
Update 4/21: The kits have all been claimed!
Original post: In celebration of Día, also known as Children's Day/Book Day, happening April 30th, we've got an awesome craft kit ready to go out to children and families! This month's craft kits have not one but THREE great crafts from different cultures inside, with materials and instructions (in English and Spanish) for a traditional Japanese Carp Kite, a Mexican Tissue Paper Flower, and a set of Russian Nesting Dolls. You can request one for delivery, or pick one up during our regular Text & Go hours! Register for a kit here: https://forms.gle/zqv56WwDbQsxawN97
We'll also be sharing some fantastic storytimes in other languages from our staff and community members throughout next week to keep the Día fun going, so stay tuned for more!
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COVID-19 Update April 19, 2021
This past week, we crossed an important milestone: 1.5 million Oregonians have now been vaccinated with one or more doses of #COVID19 vaccine.
Every vaccine administered saves lives and brings us one step closer to ending the pandemic and returning to normal life.
Under Oregon law, minors 15 and older may give consent to medical treatment, including vaccinations, without the consent of a parent or guardian under certain conditions.
For more information, visit bit.ly/VaccineMinorConsent
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Benton County’s next rural clinic will be this Saturday at the Monroe Grade School, 600 Dragon Drive, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
There will be 350 doses of Moderna vaccine on hand.
Appointments are required and can be made by calling 541-766-6464 or visiting www.signupgenius.com/go/monroevaccine1.
A follow-up clinic on May 15 is scheduled for second dose appointments.
Getting COVID-19 vaccines to rural residents remains a huge and crucial undertaking all over Oregon. This process is starting to pick up on both sides of the Willamette River here
Coming Soon: FAMILY CONNECTS OREGON
Family Connects Oregon is an optional home visiting program for all Oregon families with a new baby, and it is happening now in Lincoln County, and will soon be available for Linn and Benton Counties too!
Having a new baby affects families in many ways. Family Connects Oregon nurses are trained to answer your questions and connect you with the support you need. Here are a few things Family Connects Oregon nurses can do for your family:
• Check your baby’s weight
• Check mom’s health
• Help with feeding baby
• Give tips on bath time & changing diapers
• Screen mom for Postpartum Depression
• Help you with baby’s crying
• Get you additional resources and services
This is a voluntary program, there will be no charges to families, and you are welcome to accept or decline the nurse visit. Want to know more? www.familyconnectsoregon.org
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Una matrona experta te recomienda la mejor forma de protegerte a ti misma y a tu bebé
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OHA asks the state’s vaccine providers to immediately stop administering the Johnson and Johnson vaccine
Oregon Health Authority (OHA) has asked all of the state’s vaccine providers to immediately stop administering the Johnson and Johnson vaccine, per the announcement from the U.S. CDC and FDA this morning. This is out of an abundance of caution as they review six cases of a rare and severe type of ...
Happy #WeekoftheYoungChild! This week, we're celebrating young children, their families, and the early childhood programs dedicated to making the world better and brighter for young kids.
Reminder, don't forget to provide feedback on the HOPE Advisory Board's draft policy recommendations before Wednesday, April 15: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TG3T897
You can also attend a virtual forum tonight, April 13, 4-6pm. More details can be found here: http://ow.ly/kbDq50EhZrL
Kids and adults alike! 🌱❤️
COVID-19 Update April 12, 2021
COVID-19 vaccine trials for children are under way.
Following proven health measures is still the best way to keep everyone, including children, safe from COVID-19.
Find out about vaccine safety for different groups 👉bit.ly/3uFk4dE
Black women are 2 to 3 times more likely to die of pregnancy-related causes than white women. This is unacceptable. Black Maternal Health Week, April 11-17, focuses on spreading awareness of the gaps in maternal health experienced by Black women and fostering activism and conversation about solutions.
Learn how you can get involved: https://bit.ly/2RdgQQb
Compare 2021 health plans and savings now.
April 11-17 is Black Maternal Health Week
Linn Benton Health Equity Alliance, in collaborations with other organizations such as the NAACP Corvallis/Albany Branch chapter and the Community Doula Program, will be addressing the realities of pregnancy-related health outcomes among Black women and persons locally, nationally and globally.
Join the conversation for Black Maternal Health Week!
Healthy communities begin with healthy pregnancies. The panel will focus on the community level health impact of reproductive health among Black birthing persons.
When: Thursday, April 15, 6:00pm - 8:00pm Pacific
Where: Register here: bit.ly/BMHW21
Women with COVID-19 can breastfeed.
Parents and caregivers in Oregon have had a long year with most children attending school online. You scrambled to find care for children while leaving home to do critical front-line jobs or struggled to find time and space to work from home while still supporting children’s learning. Many of you lost jobs or lost homes. Sadly, some lost loved ones.
Amidst a time when change is the only certainty, you are doing your best to provide stability for your children. Many of you are putting all your effort into getting through each day.
As we begin to open more schools to both in-person and hybrid education it’s helpful to remember that change can be difficult and may provoke anxiety. Small things can go a long way towards taking care of yourself and making best decisions for children and family.
Thinking of concrete methods of how to get support and lower risk can help to manage anxiety. Slowing down can give you a break from stress and build resilience. It also is helpful to remember that you or your children might not be ready to change your school routine. It’s okay to wait until you are.
You are not alone. The Safe + Strong Helpline at 1-800-923-HELP (4357) can help you find the resources you need. Help is free and available 24/7. To learn more, you can also visit safestrongoregon.org.
You should still get the COVID-19 vaccine even if you’ve had a previous infection. The vaccine acts as a booster that strengthens the immune response.
Learn more about getting vaccinated: http://bit.ly/31U59jJ
PRO-TIP! If you have to tell your child anything more than 10x, there's either a learning gap, an unmet need, a miscommunication, or an external stressor that's creating the inability to listen. Reframing is ESSENTIAL to this conscious parenting thang!
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-Monthly vouchers for specific nutritious foods
-Nutrition and Physical activity education and counseling (individual and group classes)
-Breast pumps (in specific circumstances)
-Breastfeeding Education and support
-Individual growth and health assessments
-Summer farmer’s market coupons for fruits and vegetables
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