Rise Up Against Anti-Asian Discrimination and Hate

We at PHFE WIC are heartbroken by the troubling rise in anti-Asian sentiments and violence, and we stand in solidarity with the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities.

To our Asian participants, coworkers, community—you are cherished and welcome at WIC. We are committed to supporting and uplifting families of all races, cultures and backgrounds. There is no room for xenophobia, racism, or hate here.

Click here to read the message from our program partners, Heluna Health Board of Directors, and their commitment to health equity and condemning racism.

For resources on how to aid the AAPI community on fighting hate and structural racism, visit AdvancingJustice-LA.org

 

CinnaMoms & Kaiser Baldwin Hills Virtual Breastfeeding Support Groups

The CinnaMoms African American Breastfeeding and Motherhood Support Program is an accessible and welcoming service to parents that goes beyond PHFE WIC core services.  CinnaMoms offers culturally relevant information facilitated by a qualified team of African American Certified Lactation Educators, Lactation Consultants, Nutritionists, and Breastfeeding Peer Counselors.

In partnership with Kaiser Permanente Baldwin Hills, CinnaMoms invites you to join a virtual breastfeeding support group held every first and third Thursday of the month, beginning January 2021.  The overarching goal is to increase virtual breastfeeding support for African American women.  Throughout the year, the virtual support groups will feature guest appearances from Lactation Consultants throughout the region.

For more details visit https://www.cinnamoms.org/events

一起对抗针对亚太裔的歧视和仇恨

PHFE WIC 对于现在仇恨亚太裔暴力事件的激增感到非常的痛心, 我们会与亚裔和太平洋岛民社区站在同一阵线上来提供我们的声援以及支持

WIC 会永远的欢迎以及珍惜我们的亚太裔参加者, 工作人员,家人, 朋友, 以及社区。  我们永远会秉持着提供支持和协助给予各个种族,族群,文化和背景的家庭。这里没有仇外,种族歧视或仇恨的余地。

有关如何帮助亚太裔社区对抗仇恨和结构性种族歧视的资讯,请至AdvancingJustice-LA.org

给亚太裔个人以及社区的资讯

Stop AAPI Hate: Safety Tips and Know Your Rights

Legal Support and Advocacy: Asian Americans Advancing Justice(AAAJ)

Asian Pacific Policy & Planning Council

Mental Health America: Asian American Pacific Islander Communities and Mental Health.

National Alliance on Mental Illness: Asian American and Pacific Islander Resources.

Asian Mental Health Project: “Stay In, Check-In” Community Wellness Check-in

反种族歧视的资讯

Today: Hohman, Maura. (Mar. 2021). Anti-Asian violence has surged in the US since COVID-19. But it didn’t start there. 

Learning For Justice: How to Respond to Coronavirus Racism

Hate Is A Virus.org

NBC: Anti-Racism Resources to Support Asian American, Pacific Islander Community.

Urban Wire: Confronting Racism and Supporting Asian Communities in the Wake of COID-19.

Mashable: How You Can Support the Safety of Asian Americans with Attacks on he Rise. 

Electric Lit: A Literary Guide to Combat Anti-Asian Racism in America.

CNBC: How to Support Asian American Colleagues Amid the Recent Wave of Anti-Asian Violence 

Hollaback: Free Virtual Bystander Intervention Trainings.

 

我们诚挚的邀请您参加由美国众议院议员赵美心女士主持的直播活动来一起了解如何提供支持给亚太裔社区。

现在注册: https://chutakano.splashthat.com/

반- 아시아인 차별과 증오에 맞서기

PHFE WIC의 우리 모두는 반 아시아인 정서와 폭력의 급격한 증가에 마음이 아프며 아시아계 미국인 및 태평양 섬 주민 커뮤니티의 연대와 함께합니다.

아시아인 WIC참여자, 동료 및 커뮤니티 여러분, WIC은 여러분을 소중히 여기며 환영합니다. 우리는 모든 인종, 문화 및 배경의 가족들을 지원하고 고양시키기 위해 최선을 다하고 있으며 외국인 혐오나 인종 차별, 또는 증오는 있을수 없습니다.

증오와 구조적 인종 차별에 맞서 싸우는 AAPI 커뮤니티를 지원하는 방법에 대한 정보는 AdvancingJustice-LA.org를 검색하십시오.

아시아계 미국인 및 태평양 섬 주민 개인 및 커뮤니티를위한 자료

Stop AAPI Hate: Safety Tips and Know Your Rights

Legal Support and Advocacy: Asian Americans Advancing Justice(AAAJ)

Asian Pacific Policy & Planning Council

Mental Health America: Asian American Pacific Islander Communities and Mental Health.

National Alliance on Mental Illness: Asian American and Pacific Islander Resources.

Asian Mental Health Project: “Stay In, Check-In” Community Wellness Check-in

반인종차별에대한 정보를 얻고 조치를 취할 수있는 자료

Today: Hohman, Maura. (Mar. 2021). Anti-Asian violence has surged in the US since COVID-19. But it didn’t start there.

Learning For Justice: How to Respond to Coronavirus Racism

Hate Is A Virus.org

NBC: Anti-Racism Resources to Support Asian American, Pacific Islander Community.

Urban Wire: Confronting Racism and Supporting Asian Communities in the Wake of COID-19.

Mashable: How You Can Support the Safety of Asian Americans with Attacks on he Rise. 

Electric Lit: A Literary Guide to Combat Anti-Asian Racism in America.

CNBC: How to Support Asian American Colleagues Amid the Recent Wave of Anti-Asian Violence 

Hollaback: Free Virtual Bystander Intervention Trainings.

3 월 26 일 Judy Chu 의원이 주최하는 라이브 스트림 이벤트에 함께 참여하셔서 아시안 커뮤니티를 공동으로 지원할 수있는 방법에 대해 자세히 알아보십시오.

이곳을 클릭하셔서 등록하세요: https://chutakano.splashthat.com/

Cùng nhau chống lại sự kỳ thị chủng tộc với cộng đồng Châu Á

Chúng tôi tại WIC rất đau buồn về vấn đề kỳ thị chủng tộc  bạo hành, và chúng tôi đồng hành với cộng đồng Pacific Islander.

Gửi đến các gia đình WIC Châu Á, đồng nghiệp, cộng đồng Châu Á-  bạn được trân trọng và chào đón tại WIC. Chúng tôi cam kết hỗ trợ và nâng cao các gia đình thuộc mọi chủng tộc, văn hóa và lý lịch.  WIC Không có chỗ cho sự bất đồng, phân biệt chủng tộc, hay sự thù ghét.

Để biết các tài liệu về cách hỗ trợ cộng đồng AAPI chống lại sự thù ghét và phân biệt chủng tộc có kế hoạch, hãy truy cập AdvancingJustice-LA.org

Tài liệu dành cho cá nhân và cộng đồng người Mỹ gốc Á và Pacific Islander

Stop AAPI Hate: Safety Tips and Know Your Rights

Legal Support and Advocacy: Asian Americans Advancing Justice(AAAJ)

Asian Pacific Policy & Planning Council

Mental Health America: Asian American Pacific Islander Communities and Mental Health.

National Alliance on Mental Illness: Asian American and Pacific Islander Resources.

Asian Mental Health Project: “Stay In, Check-In” Community Wellness Check-in

Để biết thêm thông tin và cùng chung tay chống lại nạn phân biệt chủng tộc

Today: Hohman, Maura. (Mar. 2021). Anti-Asian violence has surged in the US since COVID-19. But it didn’t start there.

Learning For Justice: How to Respond to Coronavirus Racism

Hate Is A Virus.org

NBC: Anti-Racism Resources to Support Asian American, Pacific Islander Community.

Urban Wire: Confronting Racism and Supporting Asian Communities in the Wake of COID-19.

Mashable: How You Can Support the Safety of Asian Americans with Attacks on he Rise. 

Electric Lit: A Literary Guide to Combat Anti-Asian Racism in America.

CNBC: How to Support Asian American Colleagues Amid the Recent Wave of Anti-Asian Violence 

Hollaback: Free Virtual Bystander Intervention Trainings.

Chúng tôi mời bạn tham gia với chúng tôi trong sự kiện phát trực tiếp vào ngày 26 tháng 3, do Dân biểu Judy Chu chủ trì, để tìm hiểu thêm về cách chúng tôi có thể hỗ trợ chung cho cộng đồng châu Á của mình.

Hãy bấm vào đây để đăng ký: https://chutakano.splashthat.com/

What the American Rescue Plan means for WIC Families

The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, also called the “COVID-19 Stimulus Package”, is a $1.9 trillion economic rescue package to accelerate United States’ recovery from the destructive economic and health effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The bill was signed into law by President Joe Biden on March 11, 2021.

What is in the COVID-19 Stimulus Package?

  • Direct Payments: $1,400 per individual, and an additional $1400 for each dependent claimed on your taxes, $2,800 for joint filers
  • Unemployment: Extends pandemic unemployment programs through September 6th
  • State and Local Funding: Provides $360 billion to help state, local, tribal and territorial governments combat the effects of COVID-19
  • Education: Provides $122.8 billion for grants to states to support local educational agencies in addressing learning loss
  • Child Care: Provides $24 billion for grants for child care providers
  • Child Tax Credit: Increases the maximum credit to $3,600 for children under 6 years old and $3,000 for other children up to 18 years old

What does this mean for WIC families?

The rescue plan provides funding for Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), which includes enhancing our WIC benefits for four months and additional funding for our outreach, innovation, and program modernization.

A BIG increase to fruit and vegetable benefit is coming soon! WIC participants currently receive $9-11 for fresh fruits and vegetables per individual. This is expected to temporarily increase to $35 per individual starting in the June 1, 2021, lasting through September 2021.

Be sure to file your taxes and claim your child tax credits!

Click here to learn more about the 4 tax credits for parents and resources for tax filing.

Could my tax refund or my stimulus check disqualify me from the WIC program?

No! Tax refunds and stimulus checks are not included when your income is assessed for WIC program eligibility. Receiving a stimulus check or tax refunds will not cause you to become disqualified from the WIC program.

Exciting Changes Coming Soon to WIC

The funding for the American Rescue Plan will allow us to enhance WIC services to better support our WIC families.

  • Simplified application process
    • Allowing families to screen for eligibility or complete the first phase of certification online.
  • Improved referral networking
    • Funding for local partnerships between WIC clinics and physicians.
    • Federal level partnerships with Medicaid, SNAP, and the Indian Health Service to improve cross-enrollment.
  • Modern shopping experiences
    • Options for online ordering, online payments, and home delivery.
    • Integrated transactions across WIC CVB, WIC Farmers Market Nutrition Program, and SNAP benefits.

Support the WIC Act!

The Wise Investment in our Children Act (WIC Act) was reintroduced in both the House and the Senate on Thursday, March 18th. It is sponsored by Senators Bob Casey (D-PA) and Susan Collins (R-ME), and Representatives Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), Jennifer González-Colón (R-PR), Linda Sánchez (D-CA), Kim Schrier (D-WA), and Don Young (R-AK).

The WIC Act is critical legislation that will allow WIC to further improve maternal and child health outcomes in the United States by increasing the program’s accessibility to women and children. The National WIC Association (NWA) estimates that approximately 600,000 children and nearly one million women could receive extended nutrition support and provide 1.65 million families with administrative relief.

The WIC Act identifies the following three common-sense steps to strengthen access to the WIC program:

  • Extend child eligibility to age six or the beginning of kindergarten to help ensure there are no nutritional gaps before all children begin school.
  • Extend postpartum eligibility to two years to improve maternal health outcomes, reduce healthcare costs, and prevent maternal mortality.

These steps are necessary to improve the outcomes that are obtained through higher WIC participation and prepare families for future success and healthy development.

We need national congressional support to pass the WIC Act! Show your support by sharing and retweeting these posts on social media. Be sure to use the hashtag #WICAct!

Read what inspired some of our staff to become a Registered Dietitian

Happy National Nutrition Month®!

This March we are reaching out to spread the word—make every bite count for a healthy diet.  The California WIC Program helps families buy nutritious foods and provides no-cost nutrition counseling, breastfeeding support, healthcare referrals, and healthy lifestyle tips.

This year our staff is reflecting on what nutrition means to them.