National WIC Association

Health Equity

All content tagged with the term "health-equity".

  • 2021 Annual Conference Session Preview: Antiracism Training for WIC Nutrition Professionals

    June 2, 2021 - News & Blog

  • 5 Reasons to Attend the 2021 NWA Virtual Annual Conference

    May 27, 2021 - News & Blog

  • Anti-Asian Hate Crimes Spotlight Need for Action

    May 10, 2021 - News & Blog
    Together as a WIC community, we must stand in solidarity with our AAPI staff and participants and fight for safe communities where racism, xenophobia, and discrimination are not tolerated.

  • Lessons Learned from COVID-19: The Ongoing Need for Remote WIC Services

    May 6, 2021 - News & Blog
    As WIC providers mobilized to ensure uninterrupted services during the COVID-19 pandemic, Congress recognized the need to waive in-person requirements to permit remote services and telehealth appointments. The Families First Coronavirus Response Act waived physical presence requirements and allowed WIC providers to conduct nutrition risk assessments via telephone or two-way video calls. WIC families have long identified physical presence requirements as a barrier to ongoing participation due to barriers such as transportation, taking time off work, or childcare. Looking forward, Congress could modify the physical presence requirements beyond the pandemic.

  • The Chauvin Verdict: A Step toward Our Collective Futures

    April 21, 2021 - News & Blog
    WIC resides at the crucial nexus of public health and social justice. Our families are of every ethnicity, race, culture, faith, and creed known to humankind. This calls us to leave our biases at the door, better still to work to unpack them, and dispose of them.

  • COVID-19 Vaccine Resource Page

    April 5, 2021 - g

  • Prioritizing‌ ‌Health‌ ‌Equity‌ ‌to‌ ‌Protect‌ ‌Native‌ ‌Lives‌ ‌

    November 1, 2020 - News & Blog
    Historical trauma – often the result of theft and displacement from their traditional homelands – and the erasure of Native American cultures have contributed to health disparities in many of these communities. Native Americans continue to face systemic inequities that adversely impact their health and wellbeing.

  • WIC & Health Resources for Native Peoples

    November 1, 2020 - News & Blog
    These resources were specifically created for Native populations and tribes. Topics include nutrition, breastfeeding, maternal health, COVID-19, mental health, and other health issues.

  • Pregnant Workers Fairness Act Passes!

    September 21, 2020 - News & Blog
    Last week, the House of Representatives passed the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act. The National WIC Association has actively supported this critical legislation, sponsored by Reps. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) and John Katko (R-NY), which ensures that no pregnant worker has to choose between the health of their pregnancy or their livelihood. Kara Kerrigan, WIC Director of Fond du Lac County in Wisconsin, and Sue Taylor, Manager of Early Childhood Services and WIC of Beacon Community Impact in Indiana, joined fellow advocates on a national advocacy day organized by NWA and a coalition of advocates in February 2020 to build support and raise awareness of this legislation in congressional offices.

  • National WIC Association Applauds House Passage of the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

    September 17, 2020 - News & Blog
    This afternoon, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 2694, the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, in a bipartisan vote of 329-73. Rev. Douglas Greenaway, President & CEO of the National WIC Association, offers the following statement in response:   “It is time for federal law to reflect the realities of working women. The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act is a common-sense and long overdue measure that will ensure no woman will have to choose between the health of her pregnancy and her livelihood. Today’s vote demonstrates broad bipartisan support to take the necessary steps to assure healthy pregnancies."