We invite NWA members to explore our various WIC-related webinars. We offer webinars most Thursdays from 3:00 - 4:00 pm ET unless otherwise noted. See below for a schedule of upcoming webinars.
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October 5, 2023, 3 pm ET - Moms in Crisis: Maternal Mental Health and the U.S. Maternal Mortality Crisis
Speaker: Adrienne Griffin, MPP, Executive Director, Maternal Mental Health Leadership Alliance
Mental health conditions are the MOST COMMON complication of pregnancy and childbirth, and the LEADING CAUSE of maternal mortality. Learn about maternal mental health conditions, including how to talk about these issues with pregnant and postpartum people.
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October 10, 2023, 3 pm ET - Breaking barriers: How digital access and participant feedback drive program participation
Speaker: Will Hudson, Qualtrics VP for Public Health
Every year, millions of Americans cope with poverty, unemployment, a disability or even a combination of these and other challenges. Each of these disparities can have long-term impacts on an individual or family’s overall health and well-being, especially if left unaddressed. Every month, approximately 59 million people currently receive assistance through the social safety net, with children receiving the majority of the benefits. It is essential we reduce unnecessary administrative burdens to access programs such as WIC, for both participants and administrators, while retaining eligible participants and improving equity.
Join Will Hudson, VP of Public Health at Qualtrics, and a few Qualtrics customers to discuss how WIC programs have successfully engaged prospective and current participants to help identify continuous improvement areas across the participant journey – to mitigate program attrition, reduce barriers to access, increase enrollment, and foster happy participants.
October 26, 2023 3 pm ET - Strengthening the Role of Family Planning Through Partnership
Speakers: Stacey Flanagan, Director, Health and Human Services, Jersey City (NJ), Sandra Mercorelli, Manager of Navigation Services and Patient Experience, Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan New Jersey, Jess Preleski, Director of Education, Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan New Jersey, Irene Salazar, Senior VP Community Education & Outreach, Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernadino Counties (CA), and Sandra Sarabamoun, Coordinator of Jersey City WIC (NJ)
Join us for an hour-long webinar and learn about how a Planned Parenthood (or local family planning organization) partnership can be beneficial to your WIC clients. Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties, Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan New Jersey, and The City of Jersey City WIC will discuss the process and impact a partnership with Planned Parenthood has had with families participating in WIC.
November 2, 2023, 3 pm ET - IRS Tax Tips & Resources for New Parents
Speakers: Natalia Thaniel and Priscilla Uribe, Public Affairs Specialists, Tax Outreach, Partnership and Education, Internal Revenue Service
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is committed to helping families understand what tax credits and free tax help are available to them. To support this effort, the IRS Tax Outreach, Partnership, and Education team invites NWA members to join us for a collaborative discussion focused on IRS Tax Tips & Resources for New Parents. Download this New Parents Resources Document now and join us on November 2nd.
November 30, 2023, 3 pm ET - By Us, For Us: Providing Culturally Specific WIC Services for the African American/African Immigrant and Native American Communities
Speakers: Cherish Wanter, Nutrition Program Specialist-African American/African Immigrant and Native American Communities, Multnomah County WIC and Sabrina Villemenay, IBCLC,RLC, CBE, CLC Nutrition Programs Manager, Multnomah County Health Department
Racial policies limiting land access and food, along with disrupted families and limited opportunities, disproportionately affect African American/African Immigrant and Native American/Alaskan Native health. Given WIC's crucial role for these communities, it's vital to provide culturally inclusive services. This session highlights the need for culturally-specific approaches to fulfill WIC's mission for low-income women, infants, and children up to 5 years old. It offers strategies to empower staff, focusing on nutrition education, breastfeeding support, and leveraging partnerships effectively.
1. Explain the burden of chronic diseases and social disparities in African American/Immigrant and Native American populations
2. Articulate the role of WIC agencies in providing culturally specific services to support these communities
3. Provide examples of initiatives carried out at a local agency to address the needs of these communities
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