WIC Research, Policy and Practice Hub WIC Research, Policy and Practice Hub

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in WIC

For the National WIC Association (NWA), health equity is the ability of all individuals and families to achieve optimal health, irrespective of their identity, race, ability, or class. This requires equitable access to nutritious foods, breastfeeding support, chronic disease prevention and management services, safe living environments, and good jobs with fair pay. It necessitates removing obstacles to families’ short- and long-term health and well-being including poverty, discrimination, and institutional racism, and other forms of bias expressed through housing, healthcare, education, labor, and other public policies.

Resources in this Collection

Applying Racial Equity to U.S. Federal Nutrition Assistance Programs: SNAP, WIC and Child Nutrition
ENDING HUNGER in a lasting, sustainable way requires identifying and…

COVID-19 in Racial and Ethnic Minority Groups (CDC)
COVID-19 in racial and ethnic minority groups piece from the…
Ten Equity Implications of The Coronavirus COVID-19 Outbreak in the United States (NAACP)
Ten equity implications of the Coronacirus COVID-19 outbreak in the…
WIC's Promotion and Support of Breastfeeding: Making Breastfeeding Accessible and Equitable for the WIC Population
This position paper affirms NWA’s support of the WIC program’s…

Journal Article
Long-Term Breastfeeding in African American Mothers
This article resulted from a doctoral dissertation and is published…

A Structural Race Analysis of First Food
According to the report, 44.7 percent of white mothers are…
Race: The Power of Illusion, Ep. 3: The House We Live In
“The House We Live In,” is the first film about…
Unnatural Causes: When the Bough Breaks
Infant mortality rates among African Americans remain twice as high…

Understanding Health Disparities in Transgender Populations
Health disparities are the inequalities that occur in the provision…
Social Determinants of Health: WIC Health Outcomes
The episode focuses on how public health programs in MCH…

Tools / Training
The Melanated Mammary Atlas®
The Melanated Mammary Atlas® (MM Atlas) is a mobile-friendly web…