WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counseling Study: Phase II Follow Up Implementation Report
By Epstein C, Collins A
The main objectives of this report are to describe how Loving Support© Peer Counseling is currently implemented in WIC State agencies (SAs) and local agencies (LAs); and to draw comparisons with the program’s implementation in 2008, when the last study was conducted. Another key objective of the study is to examine how States used the increased funds. At the time of the last study, Federal grant funding for peer counseling totaled about $15 million annually. In Fiscal Year (FY) 2010, the amount increased to $80 million, and subsequently declined to $60 million in FY 2014.
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December 27, 2017
Epstein C, Collins A (2015) WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counseling Study: Phase II Follow Up Implementation Report. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service. Available online: https://www.fns.usda.gov/wic/wic-breastfeeding-peer-counseling-study-phase-ii-follow-implementation-report