Other Public Health Programs

WIC

The Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program provides nutritional support to low-income pregnant women or women with children under 5 years of age through food packages, health education, and referrals to health and social services. The program is administered through grants distributed by state WIC agencies. A very successful federal public health program, WIC has improved birth outcomes, reduced health care costs, improved nutrition-related health outcomes, increased access to medical care, and improved preconception nutritional status.

NFPRHA's Work

The WIC program complements the Title X program and the efforts of the publicly funded safety net to ensure access to health services for low-income women and families. Some NFPRHA members provide WIC services in their health centers. NFPRHA supports the WIC program’s successes in providing nutritional assistance to many of these low-income women and their families.

FY 2018 WIC Program Funding Chart (in millions)

FY 2018 Enacted

Change from
Previous
Year

FY 2018 President's 
Budget

 

FY 2018
Senate Agricultural Committee
Appropriations

FY 2018
House Agricultural Committee
Appropriations

 FY 2019 approved

$6,175

-$175

$5,800

$6,150

$6,000

 


Resources

Other Resource

For additional resources & information, access NFPRHA fact sheets and federal comments by issue or read NFPRHA's publications. 

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