Advancing Health Equity to Achieve Diversity & Inclusion (AHEAD) in WIC Project
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. One of the key goals of AHEAD was to systematically build capacity within the larger WIC community to incorporate a health equity framework into WIC research, policy, and practice. This collection includes research and practice findings from the AHEAD in WIC Project. Case studies in this collection detail projects from seven local WIC agencies that piloted promising practices to create an infrastructure and encourage organizational change to support equitable access to WIC services. Data briefs in this collection represent findings from a national landscape scan of over 1,200 WIC staff to identify emerging and promising practices being implemented at the state and local level to promote equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI).