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Geography: Missouri

Missouri State WIC Page

The Missouri State WIC Page includes main contacts, State WIC profiles, and state-specific resources and links.

Missouri WIC Operations Manual

Guidance for local WIC agencies in Missouri on how to deliver WIC services in line with Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services WIC Program policies and procedures.

Racial Disparity in the Frequency of Recurrence of Preterm Birth

This study examines the hypothesis that ; independent of other factors, being black increased the risk of extreme preterm birth and its frequency of recurrence at a similar gestational age. The study found that recurrent black preterm births occurred at increased frequency and at an earlier gestation age (median age: 31 weeks versus 33 weeks), when compared with white births.

Evaluation of the Missouri WIC (Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children) Breastfeeding Peer Counselling Programme

The objective of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of the peer counseling (PC) program on breastfeeding initiation among WIC Program participants in Missouri. Results showed that the breastfeeding initiation rate in PC agencies was significantly higher than the rate in non-PC agencies, among prenatal participants. However, the difference was not significant among postpartum participants. Prenatal participation in the WIC breastfeeding PC program (especially, participation early during pregnancy) was associated with an increased rate of breastfeeding initiation in Missouri.

Missouri WIC 2019 State Plan

An annual plan that details Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services WIC program objectives and procedures for Missouri WIC administration.