The Women and Infant Resource Specialist at WIC program provides increased access and linkage to resources and safety education for pregnant women and women with children who are receiving the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Services. The Resource Specialists work with staff at eight WIC sites in Hillsborough County and assist in providing education, resources and support. They also triage parents and their children into services based on assessed risk factors. The program focuses on pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women; an infant up to the age of one year; or a child aged one through their fifth birthday.
WIC Locations with Specialists: Brandon – 220 S Moon Ave, Brandon, FL 33511
Joyce Ely – 205 14th Ave SE, Ruskin, FL 33570
North Hillsborough – 9827 N Sheldon Road, Tampa, FL 33635
Palm River – 7728 Palm River Road, Tampa, FL 33619
Plant City – 307 N Michigan Ave, Plant City, FL 33566
Sulphur Springs – 8605 N Mitchell Ave, Tampa, FL 33604
University – 13601 N 22nd St, Tampa, FL 33613
Black Infant Health Practice Initiative (BIHPI)
A community movement that aims to raise awareness of racial disparities in infant mortality and educate families and communities on how to protect themselves and their infants. BIHPI’s mission is to eliminate health disparities in Black infant deaths in Florida.
How can I get involved with Black Infant Health Practice Initiative (BIHPI)?
We encourage you to become an advocate for BIHPI and its initiatives.
Learn more by visiting REACHUP Join us as we fight to save the lives of babies in our community.
Fetal Infant Mortality Review (FIMR)
This committee is a team of local medical and social service professionals who review instances of fetal deaths to discover underlying causes and make recommendations for prevention programming.
Interconceptional Care (ICC)
The term used to describe a woman’s health before a baby is conceived. When women are healthy prior to pregnancy, they can give themselves and their children the best chance at a healthy life.
How do I find more information on Interconceptional Care?
Resources for all your informational needs about women’s health between pregnancies is available at the website at www.healthyicc.org to schedule a training, call 813-233-2800.
Zero Exposure Project (ZEP)
A community partnership project between many organizations in Hillsborough County that work to provide pregnant women with comprehensive services to have healthy babies.
ZEP’s work involves community collaboration, increased education, targeted outreach, and screening, assessment and treatment for substance using pregnant women.
ZEP’s goal is that Hillsborough County will be a community where every child is born substance free and lives in a family that promotes healthy growth and development.
The Zero Exposure Project offers:
Community education about the dangerous impact of alcohol, tobacco and drug use during pregnancy
Professional trainings and resources to the medical staff in OB/GYN and pediatric offices
Toll-free hotline 1-877-233-5656 for pregnant women
Trainings and education for social workers, high school and college students
How do I find more information on the Zero Exposure Project?
Resources and events are available on the website at www.zeroexposure.org. To schedule a training, call 813-233-2800