Health and Wellness
2019 National Safety Month
Each June, the National Safety Council and its partners encourage communities, organizations, families, and individuals to observe National Safety Month with the goal of reducing the leading causes of injuries and deaths.
At WIC, this is an opportunity to help reinforce the importance of a number of safety issues that are important to safeguarding the health of WIC participants. The WIC Works Resource System (WIC Works) offers resources for safety-related topics, such as:
- Safe infant sleep
- General safe food handling as well as food safety specific to the WIC population, including Human Milk Storage
- Food Allergies
- HIV and Pregnancy
- Substance Use and Medication Safety and substance use prevention
You can find other safety-related resources on the WIC Works by searching “safety” or using the Health and Wellness filter.
In addition, several other agencies offer safety-related resources that WIC staff can use, such as:
The Indian Health Services’ downloadable handouts on topics such as Food Safety and Safe Drinking Water.
FDA’s page on Where and How to Dispose of Unused Medicines.
CDC’s page that includes topics for parents with children from birth to 3 years of age, such as prenatal infections, lead poisoning, and vaccine safety.
The National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases page: Guidelines for the Management of Food Allergies that offers a downloadable handout for parents of children with food allergies.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission website, available in Spanish, that includes a link to their Kids and Babies resource page which includes safety guides, alerts, recalls and downloadable posters.
HHS, CDC, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
HHS, National Institutes of Health
Indian Health Service