Child Care Health Consultation
This program provides required training to child providers and Health Promotion to children on various topics i.e. Germs are NOT for Sharing, Lana the Iguana eats from the Garden, Potter, the Healthy Otter, Healthy Teeth & a lot more.
It also assist adults with questions on child care as well as continuing education. 238 children received health promotion education from this program.
Maternal Child Health focused on Obesity & Physical Activity
Maternal Child Health Program has been focusing on Obesity and Physical Activity since 2010. 37.2% of Reynolds County citizens are overweight with 13% of children aged 2-5 years of age already being at risk for overweight. 32.7% show physical inactivity.
In 2017, the Health Center did 64 weight and BMI checks, 5 Cholesterol Screenings, 211 Blood Pressure Checks, & 7 Blood Sugar Checks. These are offered for a minimal charge & blood pressure checks are free. 454 Nutritional Counseling sessions were done.
Women, Infant & Children – WIC
Women, Infant & Children (WIC) is a special supplemental nutrition program which provides services to pregnant women, new mothers, infants and children up to their 5th birthday based on nutritional risk and income eligibility. The primary services provided are health screening, risk assessment, nutrition education and counseling, breastfeeding promotion/counseling and referrals to health care. Supplemental food is provided at no cost to participants. RCHC served 1120 people in 2018.