Our Mission

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

Urgent Action

California WIC Association Believes That Black Lives Matter. Read about our reinforced commitment to dismantling systemic racism, challenging individual and organizational implicit bias, and building bridges to health equity by visiting our work in progress (see button below).

COVID-19 Resources

State WIC programs and USDA are working feverishly to make adjustments to enable families to continue to receive WIC benefits, even more critical due to the impact of COVID-19. Local agencies are working with their local organization’s response to COVID-19 and also being mindful of staff wellness.

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.

Our Advocacy Work

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

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California WIC Association
California WIC Association3 days ago
#IndigenousMilkMedicine is a first sacred food and a sustainable food system that supports rematriation, ceremony and overall wellness.

#IndigenousMilkMedicineWeed2022
California WIC Association
California WIC Association3 days ago
California was the first state to implement a #PaidFamilyLeave program but still needs to make it accessible and affordable to low-wage workers.

Let’s join the other states that have made these crucial steps toward racial and gender equity. @GavinNewsom @CaGovernor #SB951
California WIC Association
California WIC Association4 days ago
The New York Times wants to hear your breastfeeding story! WIC is proud to serve about half of the infants in the United States, and CWA is proud of the work that WIC IBCLCs and peer counselors do to support families in their breastfeeding/chestfeeding journeys. We would love for some of you to share your stories!

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/08/08/well/family/breastfeeding-story.html

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

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