Community Action Month celebrates Healthy Families and WIC programs

Community Action Partnership for Madison County (CAP) is part of a national network of Community Action agencies who are committed to changing people’s lives and improving communities.  May is Community Action Month, recognizing the tireless work CAP agencies all over the country do to make our communities a better place to live. 

CAP for Madison County has many programs that help to improve the well-being of individuals, families, and children.  CAP’s Healthy Families and WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) programs have similar goals; to improve the health of families and babies.  Healthy Families provides free home visiting services to expectant and new parents.  They can provide parenting assistance for moms and dads and information on prenatal care, well-baby visits, and immunizations.  WIC offers nutrition education, breastfeeding support, and a variety of nutritious foods to low-income pregnant, breastfeeding or postpartum women, infants, and children up to age five.  The Tri-County WIC program supports Madison, Herkimer, and Oneida counties.

Judy Granger from Healthy Families and Heather Fitzgerald from WIC recently attended an outreach event at Oneida Health Hospital to promote and support good health in our community.  For more information or to apply for Healthy Families, please call 315-684-3144 or visit  For more information on applying for WIC, please call 315-798-5066 or visit