Identifying opportunities for program linkages and coordinating service delivery is critical to increasing program access, improving the experience of participating families, and, ultimately, improving health equity. This study provides an updated analysis of in-depth qualitative perspectives from state-level stakeholders on facilitators and barriers to integrated program enrollment across public benefit programs with a focus on linkages to SNAP.
Published: December 2022
Journal: Prev Med Rep
Authors: Headrick G, Ruth A, White SA, Ellison C, Seligman H, Bleich SN, Moran AJ
Applied Research Framework: A Guide to Creating Impactful WIC Research Projects and Collaborating with WIC AgenciesThe Applied Research Framework aims to help external researchers (e.g., academic or nonprofit researchers) plan, communicate, execute and disseminate research related to WIC. This framework provides a checklist to guide research projects, including advice for building relationships with WIC agencies, descriptions of publicly available WIC-related datasets, and more! WIC agencies may also use this framework More
Assessing the Impact of COVID-19 Waivers in WIC on Participation, Fruit and Vegetable Purchases, and Nutrition Disparities: A Natural ExperimentThe Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) has well-documented benefits for low-income mothers and children. Yet, coverage of eligible individuals is incomplete, participants do not fully utilize benefits, and dietary disparities persist. It is unknown whether COVID-related changes to WIC, particularly the increase in the value of the fruit and vegetable More