In December 2019, the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) published a national-based cohort study from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. The goal of the study was to […]
The purpose of this study was to explore relationships between the Great Recession in the United States and maternal and child health (MCH) disparities in prenatal care, birth weight, gestational […]
Provides many statistics in these areas: WIC helps reduce risk factors for infant mortality WIC’s role in prenatal and postnatal care Improving birth outcomes reduces healthcare costs
The United States has the highest maternal mortality rate of any industrialized country—26.4 deaths per 100,000 live births in 2015.
NWA’S 2020 WIC Policy Priorities: Fully fund WIC in FY 2020 and provide food-cost flexibility Invest in the Contingency Fund to ensure continued WIC operations Expand the WIC Breastfeeding Peer […]
This study assessed the impact of WIC services on improving birth outcomes and reducing racial disparities. Results showed that the infant mortality rate (IMR) was lower for WIC participants than for non-WIC participants. For African Americans, the IMR of WIC participants was much lower than that of non-WIC participants. For whites, IMR and preterm birth rates were not improved by WIC participation.
This research explored the associations between childhood morbidities among income-eligible and categorically eligible WIC participant and non-WIC participant groups in a diverse, nationally representative sample of children. According to the results, no significant differences were noted between child WIC participants and non-WIC participants in the following areas: asthma, respiratory illness, severe gastrointestinal illness, or ear infection diagnosis.
This report describes infant deaths among Mississippi residents during 2015.
This report describes infant deaths among Mississippi residents during 2016.