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Women, Infants and Children (WIC)

Women, Infants and Children (WIC)

Services for pregnant women, new mothers, infants and children up to age 5

WIC is a federally funded nutrition program that provides nutrition, breastfeeding promotion and support, and supplemental food to pregnant women, new mothers, infants, and children up to age 5.
WIC is a program that provides the following services to pregnant women, new mothers, infants, and children up to age 5:

> Nutrition counseling and education
> Breastfeeding resources and support
> Nutrient-rich foods (Foods provided by the program supply calcium, protein, iron, and Vitamins A, D, and C.)
> Immunization assessment and screening
> Referrals to health and social service providers

DC Department of Health
2100 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, SE, Suite 409
Washington, DC 20020
(202) 442-9397
Resource Area: local
Updated: 10/03/2017  [ 2438 ] 

Diabetes Treatment Center

Diabetes Treatment Center

Diabetes Treatment Center

In addition to consultative service, the Division has weekly clinics and office hours which provide specialized care for patients with endocrine disorders, such as diabetes, thyroid, adrenal, metabolic bone, calcium, lipid, pituitary, reproductive and growth. In addition, the Division has an American Diabetes Association recognized diabetes education program taught by certified diabetes educators for patients requiring diabetes self-management skills.

Howard University Hospital
2041 Georgia Avenue, NW, Suite 5000
Washington, DC 20060
(202) 865-3290
Resource Area: local
Updated: 10/03/2017  [ 2440 ] 

MedStar Diabetes Institute

MedStar Diabetes Institute

Diabetes Institute

Offers diabetes clinical care, provides diabetes education & self management, and conducts diabetes research. Also provides access to support groups. The opportunity to participate in a clinical trial can occur at any MedStar Health facility depending on the current trials that are open to enrollment at each site.

MedStar Health, Washington Hospital Center
110 Irving Street, NW, Room 4114
Washington, DC 20010
(202) 877-0333
Resource Area: local
Updated: 10/03/2017  [ 2442 ] 

Congress Heights Senior Wellness Center

Congress Heights Senior Wellness Center

Exercise/Fitness Programs

Offers education programs, health screening and various levels of exercise classes designed to help improve and maintain health.

Activities offered include book club, bible study, sign language class, healthy cooking demonstrations, arts and crafts, computer training, trips, social gatherings and line dancing.

Membership is FREE to all District of Columbia residents who are 60 years of age and older.

Providence Hospital
3500 Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20032
(202) 635-1900
Resource Area: local
Updated: 10/03/2017  [ 2447 ] 

Model Cities Senior Wellness Center

Model Cities Senior Wellness Center

Senior Wellness Center

Through a partnership of the District of Columbia Office on Aging and Providence Hospital's Wellness Institute, the Model Cities Senior Wellness Center provides health, nutrition, and fitness programs for seniors. Educational learning opportunities and social activities are also provided. Membership is FREE to all District of Columbia residents who are 60 years of age and older. The Center is open to members Monday - Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

District of Columbia Office on Aging, Providence Hospital
1901 Evarts Street, NE
Washington, DC 20018
(202) 635-1900
Resource Area: local
Updated: 10/03/2017  [ 2463 ] 

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