NWA is excited to share this new study from a research collaboration between the University of California in Los Angeles, PHFE WIC and the County of Los Angeles. This important study demonstrates how WIC participation positively impacts health outcomes and costs-savings.
Key findings include:
NWA's 2018 Research Needs Assessment highlighted the need for additional research on the economic impact of WIC. There has been a significant gap in research on this topic since the seminal study on the economic impact of WIC on healthcare savings was published in 1992. The new study affirms these earlier findings -- WIC is cost-saving and cost-effective.
Research that demonstrates the cost-savings estimates of WIC participation is important evidence for WIC advocacy efforts. This research is not only imperative, but highly timely as we enter Child Nutrition Reauthorization.