Just when you think the Trump administration has exhibited the depths of stupidity and malevolence, along comes a new outrage. “A resolution to encourage breast-feeding was expected to be approved …
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Source: Women, Infants and Children – Nutrition at Newport Farmer’s Market! – News Lincoln County
Lincoln County WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) staff are scheduled to be at the Newport Farmers’ Market Saturday, July 14th and August 18th to assist clients with the Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (FMNP). In Lincoln City, the WIC staff are scheduled be at the Lincoln City Cultural Center Sunday, July 15th and August 19th (inside the building). WIC staff will be at each of the market locations from 9:00-12:00.
WIC Farmer’s Market Fruit & Veggie Vouchers come in a $28 booklet to qualified clients. Clients may only receive one voucher booklet each summer. Vouchers may be spent on fresh fruits and vegetables from July 14 through November 30, 2018 with authorized farmers at farm stands and farmers’ markets.
The WIC Program provides supplemental foods, health care referrals and nutrition education at no cost to low-income pregnant, breastfeeding and non-breastfeeding post-partum women, and to infants and children up to 5 years of age, who are found to be at nutritional risk. The WIC FMNP provides fresh, unprepared, locally grown fruits and vegetables to WIC participants, and to expand the awareness, use of, and sales at farmers’ markets. A variety of fresh, nutritious, unprepared, locally grown fruits, vegetables and herbs may be purchased with FMNP coupons.
WIC receives enough funding to offer Farm Direct checks to approximately 25% of enrolled WIC participants each year. WIC is a USDA public health program designed to improve health outcomes and influence lifetime nutrition and health behaviors for nutritionally at-risk young families.
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“The Oregon Health Authority’s recently released local WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) data highlights the impact Lincoln County WIC had on the community in 2017. The WIC Program provides supplemental foods, health care referrals and nutrition education at no cost to low-income pregnant, breastfeeding and non-breastfeeding post-partum women, and to infants and children up to 5 years of age, who are found to be at nutritional risk.”
Source: WIC Helps Lincoln County | oregoncoastdailynews
Hospital CEO Lesley Ogden, MD to Address “Access to Women’s Health Care in Lincoln County” at Central Oregon Coast NOW Meeting
On Tuesday, March 27, 2018, the Central Oregon Coast Chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW) will host a discussion about “Access to Women’s Health Care in Lincoln County.” Leading the conversation will be Lesley Ogden, MD and CEO of Samaritan North Lincoln and Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospitals. The talk will take place in the McEntee Meeting Room, Newport Public Library, 35 NW Nye Street, Newport at 6 pm. The public is welcome.
Women’s health needs differ from men’s not just in the area of reproductive health. One example is that women are much more prone to autoimmune disorders such as fibromyalgia and rheumatoid arthritis. With construction taking place at both hospitals in Lincoln County, that means additional resources and new medical practitioners will be available for local residents. Dr. Ogden will focus on what this means for Lincoln County’s women.
Dr. Ogden earned her bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Troy State University in 1989, and an MBA from The Citadel in 1994. She later went to medical school at Medical University of South Carolina, graduating in 2003. She completed the Emergency Medicine Residency Program at Oregon Health Sciences Center in 2006, and soon after started practicing emergency medicine at Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital. Dr. Ogden was appointed Chief Operating Officer (COO) at Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital in September 2013 and was named its Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in 2015. In 2017, Dr. Ogden was also named CEO of Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital, after having served as interim-CEO since late 2016.
Following the discussion, the Central Oregon Coast NOW Chapter will conduct a brief business meeting. Anyone interested in the discussion or in NOW is encouraged to attend. For more information:
NOW Website: www.centraloregoncoastnow.org
LWV website: www.lwvlincolncounty.org
Whether you’ve had an abortion, you’ve thought about an abortion, or you just love someone who had an abortion, it’s important to remember how valuable these health-care providers are in our communities.
Source: Ten Reasons to Appreciate Your Local Abortion Provider – Rewire.News