Advancing Health Equity to Achieve Diversity and Inclusion (AHEAD) in WIC Case Study: Morrisania 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. Morrisania WIC received funding from AHEAD to pilot a project to continue employing peer counselors as they provided WIC services to new and expecting mothers, continuing education units (CEUs) to BIPOC professionals and equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) training for WIC staff. 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: Morrisania WIC. August 2022. Available at: https://thewichub.org/collection/advancing-health-equity-to-achieve-diversity-inclusion-ahead-in-wic-project/ Available online: https://s3.amazonaws.com/aws.upl/nwica.org/morissania.pdf