National WIC Association

Health Equity

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

  • 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."

  • Ruby Ferguson, Health Equity Champion

    August 28, 2020 - News & Blog
    As a collective, we are all not truly healthy until every citizen on this planet has the choice of good health. When we keep the goal of health equity at the core of our work, WIC has the capacity to empower communities to attain their fullest health potentials.  

  • Maddie McKinney, Health Equity Champion

    August 27, 2020 - News & Blog
    A professional goal for my work this year is to present my local staff with a series of diversity and inclusion in-services, focusing on serving ALL of our clients with compassion, respect, and care. BIPOC issues, language and immigration barriers, and LGBTQA+ concerns are among the areas I plan to open up a discussion with my staff and see how we can move our services forward. 

  • Tonce Jackson, Health Equity Champion

    August 26, 2020 - News & Blog
    As Health Equity Manager, I have led our agency in a series of trainings, including equity, diversity, and inclusion, conversations on race, micro-aggressions, and implicit bias.

  • Adela Garcia, Health Equity Champion

    August 25, 2020 - News & Blog
    In July of 2019, I took a different path in my healthcare journey and joined the WIC program of the Children’s Hospital of San Antonio. Shortly afterwards, I developed a strategic action plan to collaborate and increase awareness of our WIC program in the Hospital.

  • Diane Landy, Health Equity Champion

    August 21, 2020 - News & Blog
    My health equity achievement is a literacy based event which targets WIC participants and potential WIC participants. It promotes the WIC program, the importance of reading to infants shortly after being born using dialogic reading techniques, an awareness of healthy foods, and has long-term potential to reduce health disparities.

  • Adrianna Bradley, Health Equity Champion

    August 20, 2020 - News & Blog
    I am honored to have been selected as a Health Equity Champion for the National WIC Association’s Advancing Health Equity to Achieve Diversity & Inclusion (AHEAD) in WIC project. Health equity is about making sure that all people have the opportunity to be as healthy as possible.