The GAFP helps its members achieve NCQA recognition as a Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH).

Public Health for Women, Infants and Children (WIC)

The Georgia WIC Program provides nutrition education provided by a nutritionist or registered dietitian  to participating moms.  Education is conducted one-on-one, in group classes or online.   Topics covered include:

  • Healthy eating during pregnancy and breastfeeding
  • Developing healthy eating habits for kids
  • Reading food labels when shopping
  • How to cook healthy, delicious meals
  • A tailored monthly food package for the nutrient needs of the mom and her children during the stages of pregnancy, breastfeeding, infancy, and childhood.  (Only specific healthy foods can be purchased through WIC such as whole grains, dairy, fish, peanut butter, beans, fruits, and vegetables.)

Benefits to Georgia Families:

  • Helps improve healthy behaviors linked to reducing the rate of being overweight or obese in early childhood
  • Leads to increased consumption of whole grains, fruits and lower-fat milk
  • Reduces the risk of child abuse or neglect
  • Increases immunization rates (children who drop out of WIC are less likely to be immunized compared to participating children)
  • Decrease dental-related Mediciad cost (WIC children at ages one to two have less dental-related Medicaid costs compared to non-participating children)
  • Helps improve the health of infants (WIC infants are in better health than eligible, non-participating infants)
wic-40-anniversary New online materials regarding nutrition education, healthy food, breastfeeding support, and healthcare referrals to celebrate the National WIC Association’s 40th anniversary and to help people better understand the public health program’s purpose and value.

Resources:

Clinic Locator Find local Georgia WIC Program locations via zip code or city.
FAQ – Medical Documentation Forms
Medical Form 1
Medical Form 2
1:  Form to prescribe special formulas and/or medical foods and to approve the WIC foods allowed based on a patient’s medical condition(s).   2:  Form to provide referral data and to authorize special food substitutions for children or women
Formulas/Medical Foods Guide (Approved)  

Food (WIC Approved)

Updated April 2014, this approved guide lists contract and non-contract formulas in Georgia.  Yellow highlights indicate an updated item.Updated December 2013, the foods list shows the types, sizes and packaging of foods WIC participants may receive with their vouchers.
Formula Guide Updated February 2014, a condensed list of approved and not approved formulas in Georgia.(Gerber Good Start Gentle PLUS and Gerber Good Start Soy PLUS are WIC’s standard infant formulas. WIC-eligible mothers who decide not to breast feed should be given one of these WIC contracted formulas unless an alternative formula is medically indicated.)
Formula Package Maximums Updated February 2014, for use in calculating the number of ounces in a can of formula when reconstituted, creating special formula food packages and also allowed quantities based on participant’s age and other information.
Healthcare Provider Log-In Requires a Georgia Department of Public Health username and password to access healthcare provider information.
Income Eligibility Income eligible guidelines effective through June 30, 2014.
Procurement of Special Formula 

Order Form

“How to” guidelines for ordering formula.
Qualifying Medical Diagnoses Examples of qualifying and non-qualifying medical conditions for the Georgia WIC Program.   (July 2009 form)