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Introduction to the Community Partnerships for Healthy Mothers and Children Provider Toolkit

By National WIC Association

NWA created this toolkit to provide support for work on engaging providers. This toolkit focused on ACOG’s engagement in the CPHMC project, the role of the OB/GYN provider, as well as describing local WIC agency success stories and samples of their work.

In this toolkit:

  •   Flyer describing ACOG’s engagement on this project
  •   Flyer describing WIC/Provider connection
  •   Provider webinar, describing the OB/GYN provider role within the project (webinar was given to local agencies)
  •   Success stories depicting community clinical linkage initiatives
  •   List of Cohort 1 and Cohort 2 participants
  •   Examples of work by local WIC agencies
  •   Greater with WIC website flyer

From 2014 – 2017 CDC’s Division of Community Health (DCH) funded the National WIC Association (NWA) and four other partner organizations to build and strengthen community infrastructure to implement population-based strategies to improve communities’ health. During this 3-year cooperative agreement with CDC, NWA partnered with the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and 30 local WIC agencies to reduce and prevent chronic disease by improving access to healthy food environments and improving access to prevention and disease management services, like WIC. NWA funded and supported two cohorts of local WIC agencies in select target states to work with community partners to build and enhance community partnerships, perform community needs assessments, and develop and implement strategies to achieve community health goals. By the end of the 3 year project, NWA sought to achieve the following outcomes: 1) increased collaboration between national and community partners, 2) increased community capacity to implement policy, systems, and environmental improvements, 3) increased messages on the importance of policy, systems, and environmental improvements, 4) increased access to environments with healthy food or beverage options in local communities, and 5) increased opportunities for chronic disease prevention and care through community and clinical linkages in local communities.

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Date Added
December 12, 2017

National WIC Association (2017) Introduction to the Community Partnerships for Healthy Mothers and Children Provider Toolkit. Available online: https://thewichub.sfo2.digitaloceanspaces.com/2017/12/CPHMC-Provider-Toolkit-Finalized.pdf