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Infant Welfare Society of Chicago

The Infant Welfare Society of Chicago provides quality, community based healthcare to under and uninsured, underserved children and women who would otherwise lack access to basic medical services.



Who Did The Grant Help?

Low-income Latino children at risk for obesity.

What Problem Did the Grant Solve?

Comer Sano addresses the high rate of childhood obesity in US Latino populations. IWS successfully piloted a weight management program tailored to its patient community, which is 95% Latino and primarily low-income.

What Was The Impact Of The Grant?

The pilot phase of the project had excellent outcomes with high family participation and a reduction and/or stabilization of Body Mass Index (BMI) for most patients.

Positive outcomes indicate positive different; there was high family participation and reduction/stabilization of BMI for most patients.


“We are grateful for the support FNP provided for this project.” – Colleen Reichling Gomariz, Grants Manager