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Ventura County WIC Program
 
BSN Program Observations
 

Thank you for your interest in an observation in one of our WIC sites. Each observation is 4 hours from 8:00 am until 12:00 pm or 1:00 pm until 5:00 pm. Activities may vary by site and/or day, but are sure to provide a good overview of WIC Services. Please read (and print if desired) the relevant documents below.

STEP 1: Review the Observation Availability Table below. Identify up to four observations which match your own availability.

STEP 2: Complete the Nursing Student Intake/Approval Form for WIC Observation and return to Amy Avelar - amy.avelar@ventura.org - Instructions are on the form. If your availability changes, please send a replacement form.

STEP 3: Amy will assign an observation to you, complete the bottom of the form, and email the form back to you, your PH preceptor, school contact and the WIC site supervisor. She will include instructions to bring that form as well as a signed Confidentiality Agreement to the observation with you.

REQUIRED FORMS:
• Nursing Student Intake/Approval Form for WIC Observations [ pdf / Word ]
• Confidentiality Agreement [ pdf ]

OTHER RESOURCES:


Observation Availability Table

last update 10/17/2017

South Oxnard North Oxnard Ventura Santa Paula Simi Valley

 

 

 

 

 Wednesday 10/18/17

8 am - 12 pm

 

Monday 10/09/17

8 am - 12 pm 

Wednesday 10/25/2017

8:30 am - 12:30 pm 

Wednesday 10/18/17

8 am - 12 pm 

Thursday 11/16/17

8 am - 12 pm 

 

Monday 10/16/17

8 am - 12 pm

 

 

 

 

   

Wednesday 11/15/17

8 am - 12 pm

 

 

   

Wednesday 11/29/17

8 am - 12 pm

 

 

   

 

 

 

       

 

       

 

       

 

       

WIC sites are located across Ventura County. Contact a site near you.

 
 M-F, 8am-5pm
 2500 South C Street, Suite A
 Oxnard, CA 93033
 M-F, 8am-5pm
 
 620 W. Harvard Blvd.
 Santa Paula, CA 93060
 M-F, 8am-5pm
 closed between 1-2pm
 1133B Los Angeles Ave
 Simi Valley, CA 93065
 M-F, 8am-5pm
 closed between 1-2pm
 125 W. Thousand Oaks Blvd
 Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
 M-F, 8am-5pm
 closed between 1-2pm
 3147 Loma Vista Road
 Ventura, CA 93003
 M-F, 8am-5pm
 closed between 1-2pm
 828 Ventura Street Suite 110
 Fillmore, CA 93015
 Tues./Wed., 8-5pm
 closed between 1-2pm

 

WIC Call Center:

805.981.5251 or Toll-Free 800.781.4449 option 3
Text/E-Mail: wic.program@ventura.org

Program Director

Katie Rowe MS, RD
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Equal Access Policy
“In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 (voice) or (202) 720-6382 (TTY). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.”

Nutrition Educationapples

Group education sessions are offered on topics requested by participants and/or health and nutrition concerns common to the target population. Our goal of preventing and improving nutrition related medical problems isaddressed in the group and then, more specifically, in the individual sessions. Topics offered includes: benefits of breastfeeding, infant feeding during the first 4-6 months, infant feeding during 6-12 months, toddler feeding questions, preventing anemia, obesity, tooth decay, child safety, food safety, getting the most nutrition for your money and others. The lasting effects of nutrition education help families years after their program participation ends.

 

Individual Counselingcounsel

Each WIC location has a full time Registered Dietitian who supervises and assures accuracy of the nutrition information disseminated by the trained nutrition paraprofessional staff at each WIC Center. Individuals who have medical conditions that impact their nutritional status are counseled by the dietitian. Some of the conditions include: gestational diabetes, inadequate weight gain during the last half of pregnancy, low birthweight infants, inadequate growth patterns during infancy and early childhood, obesity, anemias and others. Low risk clients are counseled by our trained paraprofessional who has passed WIC competency-based testing. The food prescription is made for each individual based on nutritional needs identified in the assessment. Each participant brings medical information from their physician or clinic to WIC every 6 months. This information is used to assess nutritional need, identify medical/nutritional risk factors and determines information appropriate for counseling.

 

 

 

 

Breastfeeding Supportnursing

The WIC Program is committed to helping women understand the benefits to both mother and infant of breastfeeding their baby. Breastmilk is uniquely designed for each infant's individual need and bestows unique health benefits that artificial baby milk (formulas) can't supply. If after researching breastfeeding information on our linked sites you have a question for our Breastfeeding Coordinator or Trained Lactation Counselors, please call our tollfree number 1-800-781-4449 then press 3.

Benefits of Breastfeeding

Getting Started in 5 Easy Steps

www.breastfeeding.org provides breastfeeding articles, links, & answers to frequently asked questions.

La Leche League, an international, nonprofit, nonsectarian organization, provides education, information, support, and encouragement to women who want to breastfeed.

Supplemental Foods

The foods provided by WIC are those supplying nutrients commonly inadequate in the diets of lower income people surveyed in the United States. WIC foods are inexpensive for the amount of nutrients they provide, are widely available throughout the state and are packaged in a way that monthly allotments can be readily obtained by participants. The nutrients of concern are protein, calories, calcium, iron, vitamins A and C. As a supplemental program WIC does not provide all the foods and nutrition to cover nutritional needs of the participants. Through nutrition education and counseling, participants learn which other foods they need to add to improve their diets and meet their nutritional needs. The food prescription is based on individual needs, therefore the foods and the nutrients supplied vary depending on category, age and medical condition. For the maximum amounts and the nutrients they provide visit the pages listed below:

Referral

WIC staff refer families to programs that provide services WIC families need. These programs include:

 Comprehensive Perinatal Services Program (CPSP)  Women who need prenatal care 
 Child Health Disability Prevention Program (CHDP)  Children who do not have a family physician
 Human Services Agency for Medi-Cal, Food Stamps or CalWorks Cash Assistance  Low income families who are legal residents
 Nursing Services  Home visits by a Public Health Nurse for participants with specific  referable conditions
 California Children's Services (CCS)  Children with severe, specific referable diseases.

Equal Access: In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 (voice) or (202) 720-6382 (TTY). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.”

Application

English Application
Mail this completed form to:
WIC Nutrition Program
2240 E Gonzales Rd Suite 290
Oxnard, CA 93036
FAX this completed form to:
805.981.5250

Solicitud en Español
Envié por correo esta solicitud a:
2240 E Gonzales Rd Suite 290
Oxnard, CA 93036
Envié por FAX al:
805.981.5250

Eligibility

Please view a short video that explains WIC eligibility: Welcome to WIC

To qualify for Ventura County's WIC Program you must meet all of the following requirements:

  • Live in Ventura County
  • Be under medical care (prenatal or well child care)
  • Have an income below 185% federal poverty level (see income guidelines below)
  • Be in a category served by WIC (prenatal, breast-feeding woman, just delivered a baby, or a child under age 5)
  • Demonstrate a need for WIC foods. Have a nutrition related medical problem or inadequate diet without WIC foods

WIC INCOME GUIDELINES

Effective April 1, 2014 - June 30, 2015

Need more information?

Contact Ventura County WIC Program:

Tool-Free in Ventura County - 800.781.4449 option 3

From outside Ventura County - 805.981.5251

E-Mail/Text Message to - wic.program@ventura.org

Equal Access

"In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director , Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call 800-795-3272 (voice) or 202-720-6382 (TTY). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer."

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