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NWA Community Action Plan (CAP) Guidance

By National WIC Association

NWA created this training resource after reviewing the CAPs submitted by agencies in Cohort 2. This resource provided a list of promising best practices that were identified through the work of Cohort 1 related to primary objectives and the leadership team.

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.

See also the post with NWA’s CAP template.

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Date Added
December 12, 2017

National WIC Association (2016) Community Action Plan (CAP) Guidance. Available online: https://thewichub.sfo2.digitaloceanspaces.com/2017/12/CAP-Guidance-Document.pdf