WIC Participant Retention Strategies: Pre-Conference Workshop
Saturday, April 6th – 8:30 am – 5:30pm
WIC caseload decline has been a concerning phenomenon for a number of years. For even longer, retaining WIC participants for more of their eligible period has been a goal. WIC is innovative and strategies to encourage participants to remain with WIC longer or return to WIC have been implemented at the clinic, local and state agency level. This one-day workshop will focus on sharing lessons from the field and helping attendees work through the barriers and facilitators to implementing different WIC retention strategies in their specific WIC setting. Over the course of the day, participants will develop their own participant retention work plan. This will be a dynamic day of learning, sharing and strategizing.
The workshop will cover three primary areas:
Specifically, we will explore the following questions through a series of panels and round-table discussions:
Note: registration for this event is separate to registration for NWA’s 2019 Education & Training Conference. You must register for these events separately.
There is limited availability for this event. Once all spaces are filled, registration will close. The registration fees are as follows:
Breakfast and afternoon snacks will be served.
The Spectrum of Retention: Using Data to Identify Different Types of Retention Issues in WIC
Examples from the Field: Improving the Clinic Experience
Examples from the Field: Community Integration: Engaging People Where they Are
Examples from the Field: Strategies That Enhance the WIC Shopping Experience
How to Support a Collaborative Approach to Retention Strategies
The 2019 NWA Annual Education and Training Conference & Exhibits will be held at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront in Baltimore, MD April 7 - 10, 2019. The hotel address is: 700 Aliceanna Street, Baltimore, MD 21202.
To make your hotel reservations online, please use the following link: https://book.passkey.com/go/NationalWICAssocRoomBlock.
You can also make your hotel reservations by calling (410) 385-3000 and identifying yourself as a 2019 NWA Annual Conference attendee to receive the negotiated conference rate.
NWA has negotiated a special room rate of $189.00 per night plus a nightly room tax currently set at 15.5%. Note that this tax rate is subject to change without notice.
The cut-off date for these rates is March 15, 2019. After this date, reservations will be subject to the hotel’s prevailing rates.
We encourage you to make your room reservations early to ensure that you will be in the host hotel at the guaranteed room rate. Upon checking in, each guest will be asked to provide a valid government issued ID along with proof to which the room reservation was made.
The hotel requires a major credit card to guarantee your room reservation, and first night's deposit (including taxes) payable at the time the reservation is being made. Room cancellations must be received at leaset 72 hours prior to your arrival date to avoid being charged the first night's room rate and applicable taxes.
Hotel Check-In/Out Policy
Hotel check-in is 4:00pm and check-out is 12:00pm. The hotel can arrange to have your bags stored depending on room availability. Late check-out may be requested upon arrival.
The hotel offers on-site valet parking for all registered guests at a daily rate of $45. On-site parking is also available for $8.50 per hour or $26 daily. Note, rate may change without notice.
The Baltimore Marriott Waterfront accessible via Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, and is about 12 miles, from the airport.
Shuttle and taxi cab services are available at the airport. The current estimated taxi/cab fare is $45 (one way). Please note that the hotel does not provide shuttle service.