Advancing Health Equity to Achieve Diversity and Inclusion (AHEAD) in WIC Case Study: Hennepin County WIC
By National WIC Association
In 2019, the National WIC Association (NWA) received a grant from the Walmart Foundation to support a two-year project aimed at Advancing Health Equity to Achieve Diversity & Inclusion (AHEAD) in WIC. As part of their efforts to advance equity, NWA partnered with seven local WIC agencies to pilot promising practices to create infrastructure and encourage organizational change to support equitable access to WIC services. Hennepin County received funding from AHEAD to pilot a project to create a pathway for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) peer counselors to receive tuition reimbursement as they enrolled in classes that would aid in them becoming a lactation professional. This case study details their project implementation, results, and lessons learned.
September 2, 2022
National WIC Association. Advancing Health Equity to Achieve Diversity and Inclusion (AHEAD) in WIC Case Study: Hennepin County WIC. August 2022. Available at:https://thewichub.org/collection/advancing-health-equity-to-achieve-diversity-inclusion-ahead-in-wic-project/ Available online: https://media.nwica.org/hennepin-county-wicfinal.pdf