National WIC Association

Maternal Health

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


  • Why Your Gift Matters: Improving Maternal Health and Birth Outcomes

    December 14, 2020 - News & Blog
    NWA has advocated for WIC to be integrated into comprehensive measures to reduce the risk of maternal mortality and resolve racial disparities in maternal health. NWA’s legislative, regulatory, and policy efforts aim to integrate a health equity lens into all WIC-related advocacy efforts.


  • 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."


  • WIC Families Would Benefit from the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

    September 14, 2020 - News & Blog
    This Thursday, the full House of Representatives will vote on the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (H.R. 2694), critical legislation that will ensure no pregnant worker should have to choose between the health of their pregnancy or their livelihood. This bill would require employers to provide reasonable accommodations on the basis of pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions. 


  • Urgent Action is Needed to Dispel Racism and Safeguard Black Lives

    June 2, 2020 - News & Blog
    George Floyd’s brutal death – in plain view for all Americans to see – is not an isolated circumstance. Countless others, including Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, David McAtee, James Scurlock, and Elijah McClain, have been taken from us too soon as a result of shameless and systemic violence targeted at the Black community. Too often, society looks away as figures of authority – including police – abuse the public trust and exert unnecessary force at the expense of Black lives. Our silence and avoidance are older than our nation’s history. To these, we say: no more.