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Our mission is to lead California communities to nourish, educate, support,
and empower families in building a healthy future.

WIC in the Future

Since 1974, WIC services have improved health and social outcomes among America’s diverse families. Like any successful business or program, WIC needs updating to continue to engage today’s families.

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CWA engages with partners on cross-sector public policy issues
on behalf of the WIC program and families.

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2019 Annual Conference & Trade Show

April 28 – May 1, 2019, in San Diego

Attend our 27th Annual Conference & Trade Show to learn how WIC moves families forward using technology and best practices within a culture of caring! Enjoy educational and networking opportunities for WIC staff and allied health professionals. Get the latest updates here!

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Low income women are less likely to #breastfeed, and low #MediCal reimbursement rates on #breastpumps further push these women to stop breastfeeding early, putting their lives and the lives of their children at risk. @CASenatorJim @GeneralRoth @kevinomccarthy @ChadMayesCA

Access to high quality breast pumps improves breastfeeding rates & can help reduce medical costs related to infant illnesses by $1.6 million per 100,000 women. Increased #MediCal reimbursement rates is good for CA & its people! @HollyJMitchell @JayObernolte @AsmShirleyWeber

Current low #MediCal reimbursement rates on #breastpumps force women to rely on low-quality pumps, endangering child’s and mom's health, and making them more likely to stop breastfeeding early. @HollyJMitchell @SenatorMoorlach @SenToniAtkins @Rendon63rd @AsmPhilTing @tam_tweeets

By updating #MediCal reimbursement rates for breast pumps, CA will invest in the long-term health benefits associated with breastfeeding. Californians deserve a head-start on good health! @HollyJMitchell @CASenatorJim @GeneralRoth @NancySkinnerCA @SenToniAtkins @SenatorMoorlach

The first #WIC Cards were issued this morning in California! Napa and Solano Counties led the way, and the rest of the state will follow over the next year. Learn more about the rollout schedule here! https://t.co/9nIj71HR4G https://t.co/dIac4s7tv1 calwic photo

By updating #MediCal reimbursement rates for breast pumps, CA will invest in the long-term health benefits associated with breastfeeding. Californians deserve a head-start on good health! @HollyJMitchell @CASenatorJim @GeneralRoth @NancySkinnerCA @SenToniAtkins @SenatorMoorlach
California WIC Association
California WIC Association
In 2018, 52 children died in hot cars. It was the deadliest year on record in the past 20 years. 24% of deaths occurred in employer parking lots while the parent or caregiver was at work.

Check out this free training on the dangers of kids in hot cars, free printable resources, and more, to help prevent these kinds of tragic deaths.
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Untreated dental problems in children can lead to difficulty with eating, speaking, and learning. Take charge of your child's dental health and call us at (916)414-8333 for free help finding a dentist near you.
California WIC Association
California WIC Association
This weekend, Pacific Gas and Electric Company is planning power outages in high fire danger areas. Here are some tips, courtesy of Teglene Ryan of Motherlode Breastfeeding Support, to keep your breastmilk safely stored through a power outage!
California WIC Association
California WIC Association
Low income women are less likely to #breastfeed and more likely to stop breastfeeding early. Low #MediCal reimbursement rates on breast pumps puts the health of these women and their children at risk, and continues to be a #healthbarrier to a vulnerable population.

Senator Jim Nielsen
Senator Richard Roth
Assemblymember Kevin McCarty
Assemblyman Chad Mayes

HEALTHY FAMILIES...STRONG COMMUNITIES...BRIGHT FUTURES!

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