ADVERTISEMENT

PA Officials Warns Long-Term Shutdown May Disrupt Some Aid



The Pennsylvania Department of Health says the state's Women, Infants and Children offices are open and providing services, but warns they may struggle to continue services if the federal government's shutdown stretches on.
 
The Department of Health said Thursday that the Pennsylvania WIC program, as it is known, can operate normally for a few weeks using money left over from the previous fiscal year and additional food funds, such as rebates.
 
But Health Secretary Michael Wolf says he's asking local WIC agencies to draw up plans to minimize the disruption of food aid in the event of a long-term federal government shutdown.
 
WIC provides food aid, health care and counseling to low-income pregnant women, new mothers and young children. The department says it serves about 250,000 people per month.


A   A   A
 
The 11th Hour - Guests & Topics - July 21st-25th 2014
Monday July 21st James B. Huntington, PH.D Choosing a Lasting Career The Job-by-Job Outlook for Work's New Age Work's New Age Blog Tuesday July 22nd David Ickes Wednesday July 23rd including "Weird Al" Yankovic on his new...
Read More
Dial N Deal - Friday July 18th 2014
Peavey Electric Guitar Six-string, lead guitar, with mini-amp, guitar stand - $100 FIRM Mark, Altoona SOLD Moving Sale Saturday July 19th 9am - 4 pm 1108 Holliday Hills Drive, Hollidaysburg Nice furniture and a few other items Large...
Read More
The 11th Hour - Guests & Topics - July 14th-18th 2014
Monday July 14th Dr. Gabe Mirkin Dr. Mirkin.com Dr. Gabe Mirkin on Fitness & Health Facebook page Dr. Mirkin on Twitter Tuesday July 15th David Ickes Wednesday June 11th including Blair County Strikes Back at Autism Friday...
Read More