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U.S. Government Accountability Office. 2013. WIC program: Improved oversight of income eligibility determination needed. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Accountability Office, 24 pp.

Annotation: This report describes a study on the determination of income eligibility for recipients of the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program. Included in the report are answers to the following questions: (1) How do state and local criteria for determining WIC income eligibility vary? (2) To what extent are individuals who would otherwise be ineligible for WIC deemed eligible due to their participation in other programs? (3) How does the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) assist and monitor state determination of WIC income eligibility? The report is based on the Government Accountability Office's (GAO's) review of federal laws and regulations; an analysis of USDA's national data from 2010, recent survey findings, and monitoring reports; reviews of WIC policy manuals from 10 states chosen to provide population size and geographic diversity; and interviews with federal, state, and local officials. Recommendations based on GAO's findings are included in the report.

Contact: U.S. Government Accountability Office, 441 G Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20548, Telephone: (202) 512-3000 Secondary Telephone: E-mail: contact@gao.gov Web Site: http://www.gao.gov Available from the website. Document Number: GAO-13-290.

Keywords: Accountability, Child nutrition, Eligibility determination, Infant nutrition, Maternal nutrition, Reports, Supplemental food programs, WIC Program

Revels M, Cruz K, Cheung K, Carver L, Krol D. 2013. Providing preventive oral health care to infants and young children in Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), Early Head Start and primary care settings. Princeton, NJ: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 35 pp. (Synthesis report)

Annotation: This report focuses on seven programs that provide preventive oral health care to infants and young children enrolled in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) or the Early Head Start (EHS) program and in primary care settings. Topics include integrating oral health care into primary care and within WIC and EHS, oral health services offered in WIC and EHS, staff training, and staffing to deliver oral health services.

Contact: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 50 College Road East, Princeton, NJ 08540-6614, Telephone: (877) 843-7953 Fax: Web Site: http://www.rwjf.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Early Head Start, Infants, Model programs, Oral health, Prevention services, Primary care, Service integration, Training, WIC program, Work force, Young children

Florida Department of Health, Florida WIC. 2011. Florida WIC supports breastfeeding. [Tallahassee, FL]: Florida Department of Health, Florida WIC, 2 pp.

Annotation: This fact sheet provides information about the Florida WIC Program's support of breastfeeding. Information is presented about the increased percentage of Florida WIC participants who start out breastfeeding, compared with participation rates in 1990; physician support of breasteeding; breastfeeding resources, and breastfeeding research.

Contact: Florida Department of Health, Bureau of WIC and Nutrition Services, 4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin A13, Tallahassee, FL 32399-1721, Telephone: (850) 488-0595 Fax: (850) 487-9626 Web Site: http://www.doh.state.fl.us/Family/wic/index.html Available from the website.

Keywords: , Breastfeeding, Breastfeeding promotion, Breastfeeding promotion programs, Health promotion, Infant health, Non English language materials, Research, Spanish language materials, WIC

Cervantes W. 2011. Children of immigrants and nutrition supports. Washington, DC: First Focus, 2 pp.

Annotation: This paper discusses food insecurity among children of immigrants, its consequences, and programs that are available to help. The paper explains why immigrant parents frequently fail to make use of such programs, even if they are eligible; why some programs are more successful than others at enrolling immigrant families; and the effect of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act.

Contact: First Focus, 1400 Eye Street, N.W., Suite 650, Washington, DC 20005, Telephone: (202) 657-0670 Fax: (202) 657-0671 Web Site: http://www.firstfocus.net Available from the website.

Keywords: Children, Eligibility, Enrollment, Hunger, Immigrants, Low income groups, Outreach, Parents, Poverty, Programs, School breakfast programs, School lunch programs, Supplemental food programs, WIC program

Whitacre PT, Moats S; Institute of Medicine. 2011. Updating the USDA National Breastfeeding Campaign: Workshop summary. Washington, DC: National Academies Press, 114 pp.

Annotation: This document presents presentations and discussions from a workshop held to provide input on how to effectively build on the successes of the national breastfeeding support and promotion campaign, Loving Support Makes Breastfeeding Work, launched in 1997. The workshop focused on using an evidence-based social marketing strategiy to make the campaign relevant and effective. The document summarizes opening remarks from the president of the National WIC Association; discusses changes over the past 15 years; describes lessons learned from other public health campaigns; and discusses suggestions for moving the social marketing campaign forward, including program components and messages, communication tools, implementation tools for state WIC programs, strategic community-based partnerships, identification of research gaps, and evaluation of program success.

Contact: National Academies Press, 500 Fifth Street, N.W., Keck 360, Washington, DC 20001, Telephone: (202) 334-3313 Secondary Telephone: (888) 624-8373 Fax: (202) 334-2451 E-mail: customer_service@nap.edu Web Site: http://www.nap.edu Available from the website. Document Number: ISBN 978-0-309-21919-8.

Keywords: Breastfeeding promotion, Breastfeeding promotion programs, Communication, Community programs, Program evaluation, Public awareness campaigns, Research, WIC Program

Center for Oral Health. 2011. WIC: Early entry into dental care guidebook. Oakland, CA: Center for Oral Health, 71 pp.

Annotation: This manual provides an overview of the WIC: Early Entry into Dental Care Program, including lessons learned, guidance, and tools for groups interested in implementing the program in their own locales. The program uses the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) as the entry point for oral health assessment, preventive services, and referral for regular follow-up care. Topics include collaborative planning, information for dental and medical professionals, information for WIC personnel, and program models in California. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Center for Oral Health, 309 East Second Street, Pomona, CA 91766-1854, Telephone: (909) 469-8300 Fax: (510) 380-6637 E-mail: info@tc4oh.org Web Site: http://www.centerfororalhealth.org Available from the website.

Keywords: California, Case studies, Collaboration, Community programs, Infants, Low income groups, Oral health, Prevention services, Referrals, Risk assessment, WIC program, Young children

Rhode Island Breastfeeding Coalition. 2011. Rhode Island breastfeeding resource directory, 2011-2012. Jamestown, RI: Rhode Island Breastfeeding Coalition, 81 pp.

Annotation: This directory for health professionals serving expectant and new mothers provides breastfeeding resources such as classes, books, videos, state laws, professional services, insurance information, and websites. The directory also provides tools and guidelines that health professionals can turn to for easy access to information on managing common breastfeeding problems. It includes the Rhode Island Breastfeeding Coalition's position paper on breastfeeding, information on the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO), and the United Nation''s Children's Fund (UNICEF), and statistics on breastfeeding in Rhode Island from the 2010 CDC Breastfeeding Report Card. Individual sections cover prenatal and postnatal support, local and national resources, clinical information and resources, and breastfeeding tools and guidelines.

Contact: Rhode Island Department of Health, Three Capitol Hill, Providence, RI 02908, Telephone: (401) 222-5960 Web Site: http://www.health.state.ri.us Available from the website.

Keywords: Breastfeeding, Consultation, Directories, Educational materials, Infant nutrition, Lactation, Lactation management, Lactation specialists, Nutrition services, Resource materials, Rhode Island, State programs, WIC Program

2011. Coordinating health services: WIC and public health programs. Arlington, VA: Association of State and Territorial Health Officials,

Annotation: This web page provides links to documents that summarize the successes, challenges encountered, and lessons learned from interviews conducted with Midwest and Mountain region WIC program survey respondents. The interviews were a follow-up to the 2010 survey administered by the National WIC Association (developed by the Association of State and Territorial Health Official (ASTHO) and the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO)) to identify state and local collaborations with WIC. The site also provides a link to a webcast, presented by ASTHO and NACCHO, highlighted state and local models of collaboration between the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women and Children (WIC) and other public health programs.

Contact: Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, 2231 Crystal Drive, Suite 450, Arlington, VA 22202, Telephone: (202) 371-9090 Fax: (571) 527-3189 Web Site: http://www.astho.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Collaboration, Community programs, State programs, Surveys, WIC program

National WIC Association. 2011. NWA statement on WIC and oral health. Washington, DC: National WIC Association, 2 pp.

Annotation: This statement describes oral health challenges of young children and the role of the Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) in preventing tooth decay in early childhood. Topics include provisions of the WIC program and successful collaboration among the WIC and oral health communities.

Contact: National WIC Association, 2001 S Street, N.W., Suite 580, Washington, DC 20009, Telephone: (202) 232-5492 Fax: (202) 387-5281 E-mail: douglasg@nwica.org Web Site: http://www.nwica.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Collaboration, Dental caries, Disease prevention, Health promotion, Nutrition, Oral health, WIC program, Young children

National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center. 2010. Open wide: Oral health training for health professionals. Washington, DC: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center, 1 v.

Annotation: This curriculum is designed to help health and early childhood professionals working in community settings (e.g., Head Start, home visiting, WIC staff) promote oral health in the course of promoting general health for infants, children, and their families. Topics include tooth decay, risk factors, and prevention; oral health risk assessment and oral health screening; and anticipatory guidance for parents. Each of the four modules includes an overview, learning objectives, key points, a post-test, and resources. A glossary and a list of presentations, print materials, and videotapes are also presented. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center, Telephone: (202) 784-9771 E-mail: OHRCinfo@georgetown.edu Web Site: https://www.mchoralhealth.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Anticipatory guidance, Child care providers, Child health, Curricula, Dental caries, Distance education, Families, Head Start, Health personnel, High risk children, Infant health, Internet, Oral health, Parents, Prevention, Risk factors, Screening, WIC Program

Rodgers T. 2010. 2010 oral health survey report: Infants and toddlers in Iowa's WIC program. [Des Moines, IA]: Iowa Department of Public Health, Oral Health Bureau, 5 pp.

Annotation: This report describes the process of screening children participating in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) for oral health problems, as well as the results. The report describes screening objectives, the targeted population of children, and the state I-Smile program. It also provides conclusions. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Iowa Department of Public Health, Bureau of Oral and Health Delivery Systems, Lucas State Office Building, 321 East 12th Street, Des Moines, IA 50319-0075, Telephone: (515) 242-6383 Secondary Telephone: (866) 528-4020 Fax: (515) 242-6384 Web Site: http://www.idph.iowa.gov/ohds Available from the website.

Keywords: Health status, Iowa, Oral health, Screening, State surveys, WIC program, Young children

Collins A, Rappaport CD, Burstein N. 2010. WIC breastfeeding peer counseling study: Final implementation report. Alexandria, VA: U.S. Food and Nutrition Service, Office of Research and Analysis, 274 pp. (Special nutrition programs report no. WIC-10-BPC)

Annotation: This report discusses a study of the Loving Support Peer Counseling Program, an initiative designed to increase breastfeeding initiation and duration rates for WIC participants and to increase community support for WIC participants who breastfeed. The report focuses on the implementation component of the study; an impact component is also being developed. The report summarizes information collected through a Web-based survey on how states, Indian tribal organizations, and territories (ITOT) implement peer counseling programs using the Loving Support model to understand how Loving Support peer counseling is being used at the state and ITOT levels. The report describes the general characteristics of local WIC agencies (LWAs) implementing the program and compares them to those that are not currently implementing it. The report also summarizes information about Loving Support Peer Counseling Program operations from 40 LWAs selected to represent LWAs that implement the program. The report concludes with five local case studies of the Loving Support Peer Counseling Program.

Contact: U.S. Food and Nutrition Service, 3101 Park Center Drive, Alexandria, VA 22302, Web Site: http://www.fns.usda.gov/fns Available from the website.

Keywords: Breastfeeding promotion, Case studies, Initiatives, Local programs, Peer counseling, Program evaluation, Programs, State programs, WIC program

Choosy Kids. 2010. Choosy Kids: Be Choosy Be Healthy. Morgantown, WV: Choosy Kids,

Annotation: These training and educational materials are designed for health professionals, teachers, and parents seeking to help young children develop healthy behaviors. Topics include obesity, oral health, nutrition, and physical activity. News; information about events; links to resources by topic and by audience, such as Head Start and the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) programs; and tools for submitting and sharing resources with others are also available on the website.

Contact: Choosy Kids, 3160 Collins Ferry Road, Morgantown, WV 26505, Telephone: (304) 777-4541 Fax: (304) 777-4543 E-mail: info@choosykids.com Web Site: http://www.choosykids.com Available from the website.

Keywords: , Audiovisual materials, Child health, DVDs, Head Start, Health behavior, Health promotion, Nutrition, Oral health, Parents, Physical activity, Resources for professionals, WIC Program, Young children

Altarum Institute. 2010. Can WIC play a role in stemming the childhood obesity epidemic?. Washington, DC: Altarum Institute, (Altarum Institute policy roundtable)

Annotation: This report presents the proceedings from a policy roundtable to consider the role of WIC in childhood obesity prevention; how the WIC program is currently addressing childhood obesity; and what policy options are available to ensure WIC can be successful in addressing childhood obesity. The report includes background information on childhood obesity in America and the role WIC plays as a provider of food assistance and nutrition. The report includes a summary of roundtable presentations given by health professionals in the Washington Department of Health, the National WIC Association, and the California Department of Health Services and a transcription from the question and answer session that followed.

Contact: Altarum Institute, 3520 Green Court, Suite 300, Ann Arbor, MI 48105, Telephone: (734) 302-4600 Secondary Telephone: (800) 879-6505 Fax: (734) 302-4991 Web Site: http://www.altarum.org/contact Available from the website.

Keywords: Child health, Obesity, Policy development, Prevention programs, Program improvement, WIC Program

Suitor CW. 2010. Planning a WIC research agenda: Workshop summary. Washington, DC: National Academies Press, 166 pp.

Annotation: This document summarizes information gathered during a public workshop hosted by the Institute of Medicine in July 2010 to discuss the best use of federal funds allocated for research on the short and long term impacts of WIC -- the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children, which provides services to low-income, nutritionally at-risk individuals. The document summarizes workshop sessions on research topics including birth outcomes, obesity, breastfeeding protection, food insecurity and hunger, dietary intake and nutritional status, nutritional education, families, and the health care system in general. Proposals for future research include concerns related to methodology as well as data considerations. The full workshop agenda is included as an appendix.

Contact: National Academies Press, 500 Fifth Street, N.W., Keck 360, Washington, DC 20001, Telephone: (202) 334-3313 Secondary Telephone: (888) 624-8373 Fax: (202) 334-2451 E-mail: customer_service@nap.edu Web Site: http://www.nap.edu Available from the website after registration.

Keywords: Child health, Infant health, Meetings, Nutrition, Reports, Research, Research methodology, Research proposals, Resource allocation, WIC Program, Women's health

Tiehen L, Jacknowitz A. 2010. WIC participation patterns: An investigation of delayed entry and early exit. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, 38 pp.

Annotation: This report describes a study that examined factors associated with the decisions of households that participate in WIC during the first year after the birth of a child to (1) delay their entry into the WIC program until after the child's birth and (2) exit the program when a child turns 1. The report explains how WIC works and discusses data, methods, and results.

Contact: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, 1800 M Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20036-5831, Telephone: (202) 694-5050 E-mail: infocenterers.usda.gov Web Site: http://www.ers.usda.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Children, Decision making, Eligibility, Enrollment, Families, Family support programs, Infants, Low income groups, Nutrition, Research, Statistical data, WIC Program, Young children

U.S. Indian Health Service, Division of Oral Health. 2010. The WIC staff's role in ECC prevention and early intervention. [Rockville, MD]: U.S. Indian Health Service, Division of Oral Health, 2 pp.

Annotation: This fact sheet describes early childhood caries and prevention tips for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) staff serving American Indian children from birth through age 5. Topics include oral hygiene, applying fluoride varnish, and visiting the dentist.

Contact: U.S. Indian Health Service, Division of Oral Health, 5600 Fishers Lane, Mail Stop 08N34 A, Rockville, MD 20852, Telephone: (800) 447-3368 E-mail: dentaljobs@ihs.gov Web Site: http://www.ihs.gov/dentistry Available from the website.

Keywords: American Indians, Early childhood caries, Fluorides, Oral health, WIC program, Young children

U.S. Food and Nutrition Service, Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children. [2009]. Using loving support to grow and glow in WIC: Breastfeeding training for local WIC staff. Washington, DC: U.S. Food and Nutrition Service, Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children,

Annotation: This training curriculum was developed to help ensure that all staff attain a level of proficiency in the skills required to promote and support breastfeeding within a WIC (Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children) setting. The competencies covered in the individual training modules are designed to help staff address questions, conduct assessments, individually tailor food packages that enable mothers to breastfeed exclusively, and provide support to help mothers meet their breastfeeding goals. The curriculum reinforces the message that staff working within a WIC setting play an important role as part of the family’s circle of care.

Contact: U.S. Food and Nutrition Service, Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, 3101 Park Center Drive, Room 520, Alexandria, VA 22302, Telephone: (703) 305-2746 Fax: (703_ 305-2196 Web Site: http://www.fns.usda.gov/wic/ Available at no charge; also available from the website.

Keywords: Breastfeeding, Breastfeeding support, Professional training, Training materials, WIC program

U.S. Food and Nutrition Service, Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children. [2009]. Partnering with WIC for breastfeeding success. Washington, DC: U.S. Food and Nutrition Service, Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, 2 items.

Annotation: This breastfeeding promotion kit includes a booklet and 7-minute video to help health professinals and other stakeholders partner with WIC to create a national environment that encourages mothers to breastfeed. The video explains how new mothers need a network of support to continue breasffeeding successfully and how the WIC program is working to promote breastfeeding. The video includes breastfeeding experiences shared by WIC mothers and their partners. The booklet discusses the physical and emotional benefits of breastfeeding for infants, mothers, and families and describes how WIC is reaching out to community partners to build a network of support.

Contact: U.S. Food and Nutrition Service, Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, 3101 Park Center Drive, Room 520, Alexandria, VA 22302, Telephone: (703) 305-2746 Fax: (703_ 305-2196 Web Site: http://www.fns.usda.gov/wic/ Available at no charge; also available from the website.

Keywords: Breastfeeding, Breastfeeding promotion, Breastfeeding promotion programs, Videos, WIC Program

Connecticut Department of Public Health, Office of Oral Health. 2009–. Home by One: Parents and caregivers. Hartford, CT: Connecticut Department of Public Health, Office of Oral Health, 3 items.

Annotation: These resources for parents address the importance of oral health and oral health care during infancy and early childhood, with an emphasis on the age 1 dental visit. Contents include a video on toothbrushing, a brochure and checklist on infant oral health, and a guide on early childhood oral health. Topics include how to avoid transmitting bacteria that cause dental caries, when and how to clean infants' gums, when to begin toothbrushing and how to brush with fluoridated toothpaste, how to look for signs of caries, and when to visit the dentist. The materials are available in English and Spanish. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Connecticut Department of Public Health, Office of Oral Health, P.O. Box 340308, Hartford, CT 06134-0308, Telephone: (860) 509-7382 Fax: (860) 509-7853 E-mail: linda.ferraro@ct.gov Web Site: http://www.ct.gov/dph/cwp/view.asp?a=3125&q=388844&dphNav_GID=1601 Available from the website.

Keywords: Connecticut, Consumer education, Disease prevention, Health promotion, Infants, Multimedia, Oral health, Public awareness campaigns, Spanish language materials, WIC program, Young children

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This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U02MC31613, MCH Advanced Education Policy, $3.5 M. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.