LAKE COUNTY — This week, the District Health Department No. 10's Women, Infants and Children program was one of 15 local WIC agencies in the United States to be selected to receive a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention grant.
The CDC says the purpose of this project is to create and carry out a community-driven plan to lower chronic disease through policy, systems and environmental change. This project will focus on two major risk factors of chronic disease: poor nutrition and lack of access to prevention resources. DHD10 will accomplish these goals by building a community coalition to oversee programs in the Lake County area.