WIC to 5: Pocket Guide for Health Care Providers
By Illinois WIC (with UIC, Illinois Chapter of AAP, and Illinois Academy of Family Physicians)
The Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) WIC Special Supplemental Program for Women, Infants, and Children (Illinois WIC), is partnering with faculty at University of Illinois at Chicago, Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition (UIC-KN) to launch a new program called “WIC to 5”. Description of the program: The purpose of “WIC to 5” is to increase WIC participation and retention among eligible children in Illinois. Interviews and surveys were conducted with over 100 WIC clients, WIC staff, child care providers, and health care providers to identify the major barriers and facilitators related to WIC participation and to inform the development of the program. The “WIC to 5” initiative includes a social marketing campaign, WIC staff training and outreach, and strategic partnerships with health care providers and child care providers, as well as other community partners that serve low-income women and children across the state.
May 6, 2019
Illinois WIC, University of Illinois, Chicago, Illinois Chapter of AAP, and Illinois Academy of Family Physicians (2015) WIC to 5. Pocket Guide for Health Care Providers. Available online: http://illinoisaap.org/wp-content/uploads/Pocket-Guide-for-HCP.02.04.15.pdf