Community / Project Resources
Building Stronger Clinical and Community Partnerships
By Gateway Community Action
Gateway Community Action created this poster to highlight their local work encouraging breastfeeding friendly businesses and promoting healthcare referrals through the WIC Rx pad. This poster was developed as part of the CPHMC project and presented at NWA’s Annual Conference in May 2016.
Camden, New Jersey has a population of just over 76,000 in an area of 8.92 square miles (U.S. Census). As of 2016, there were 72 WIC authorized stores in Camden county with 37 stores located in the city of Camden that are mostly small corner stores with fewer options. As a result, one-third of the WIC participants surveyed said they travel beyond the city limits to redeem their WIC vouchers (2015, Gateway WIC Participant Survey). During their needs assessment Gateway Community Action realized that there were a number of programs and organizations in Camden that were serving similar and sometimes the same population as the WIC program. By focusing on establishing and enhancing the community clinical linkages in Camden, this project sought to provide continuum of care for WIC clients to address obesity and chronic diseases, long after their WIC consultation. By helping WIC participants and Camden community members connect with health care providers, community organization and other public health agencies, this project improved their access to preventive and chronic care services.
December 4, 2017
Gateway Community Action (2016) Building Stronger Clinical and Community Partnerships. Available online: https://thewichub.sfo2.digitaloceanspaces.com/2017/10/Gateway-Poster.pdf