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New York WIC Coordination & Application Assistance

New York WIC partnered with a statewide nonprofit anti-hunger organization to launch a targeted outreach program. This program was designed to increase participation in the WIC program with a focus on 20 […]

Oregon WIC Coordination with 211

Oregon WIC and four other public health programs have a joint contract with 211info, the state information, and referral call center, to provide information and referrals to any caller searching […]

Home Visiting Services

Webster County Health Department (WCHD) is located in rural Iowa and provides WIC services to a 5 county WIC service area. WCHD has integrated WIC certifications into the Maternal Health […]

Co-locating WIC and Healthcare

TrueCare is an FQHC Health Center that provides comprehensive healthcare in San Diego and  Riverside Counties in California, including prenatal and pediatric healthcare as well as WIC services.  TrueCare providers […]

Needs Assessment and Intervention Strategies to Reduce Lead-Poisoning Risk Among Low-Income Ohio Toddlers

The objective of this study was to examine parental receipt of lead-poisoning prevention information and the preferred methods of receiving this information. The author concluded that more minority respondents preferred receiving information via videos, billboards, and home visits. Younger parents preferred reading brochures, seeing billboards, and speaking with someone at the health department or WIC.

Maternal Health Behaviors and Infant Health Outcomes Among Homeless Mothers: US Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) 2000-2007

The goal of this study was to determine whether participation in the WIC Program was associated with improved maternal and infant health outcomes among homeless women in the Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System. Compared with those not in the program, women enrolled in WIC were significantly more likely to have a higher body mass index, initiate breastfeeding after delivery, have prenatal care visits, have a longer gestational age, and have a higher infant birth weight.

Reducing Low Birth Weight Through Home Visitation: A Randomized Controlled Trial

This study assessed the effectiveness of a prenatal home visitation program in reducing adverse birth outcomes among socially disadvantaged pregnant women and adolescents. The risk of delivering a  low-birth weight baby was significantly lower for the intervention group. The risk was further reduced for mothers who were exposed to the intervention at a gestational age of 24 weeks or fewer.