The number of persons served by the WIC and FCM programs during SFY 2010 is presented in Table 2. FCM does not keep a separate count of the number of participating postpartum or breastfeeding women. However, under USDA guidelines, these women comprise a separate category of eligibility for the WIC program.
Table 2 Number of Persons Served in WIC and FCM Programs by Type of Client and Program - SFY 2010
|Type of Client
|Post Partum Breastfeeding Women
Source: Caseload Composition Report
The caseload of FCM dropped for FY2010. The principle reason for the decreased caseload is that the Cook County Health Department (CCHD) declined to be a provider of FCM. Early in the fiscal year the CCHD caseload was reassigned. However, the disruption of service delivery is evident in the caseload figures presented in Table 3. WIC, on the other hand, continues to expand.
Table 3 Total Number of Persons Served in WIC and FCM Programs by Program and State Fiscal Year
The WIC and FCM programs together reach approximately 48 percent of all infants and nearly 92 percent of Medicaid-eligible infants born in Illinois each year. Women who are at greatest risk for giving birth prematurely or having a baby with other health problems are over-represented in the caseload of the WIC and FCM programs. Approximately, three-fourths of African American, Hispanic, single and teen-aged women who give birth in Illinois each year participate in the WIC or FCM programs; the programs are reaching their intended target population. Refer to Table 4.
Table 4 Number and Percent of All Live Births and Live Births to WIC or FCM Participants, by Demographic Group*
||WIC or FCM Participants
||Percent of Group
|Asian and Native American**
* Resident live births occurring in Illinois. From birth file released to IDHS from IDPH.
**Includes all other races.