Resource | Research | Impacts/Evaluations
WIC Medicaid II Feasibility Study: Final Report

The USDA Food and Nutrition Service’s (FNS) 1990 WIC Medicaid Study I (WM-I) found that prenatal WIC participation was associated with improved birth outcomes and savings in Medicaid costs. A 2003 study by Buescher, et al., found that WIC participation during childhood was associated with increased health care utilization and Medicaid costs, and concluded that WIC enhanced children’s linkages to the health care system.

Resource | Research | Breastfeeding
Evaluation of the Birth Month Breastfeeding Changes to the WIC Food Packages

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) has been providing nutritious foods, nutrition education, breastfeeding support, and health referral services to low-income mothers and their children for over 30 years. In 2006 the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) asked the Institute of Medicine (IOM) to review the WIC food packages. The IOM proposed major changes to improve nutrition and encourage breastfeeding but also expressed the concern that changes related to partial breastfeeding may have unintended consequences. The IOM recommended that FNS conduct an impact study evaluating the birth month breastfeeding changes to the WIC food packages. This study responds to that recommendation.

Resource | Research | Assessing/Improving Operations
Food Stamp Program Client Enrollment Assistance Demonstration Projects

This report represents the final evaluation of 26 research demonstration projects authorized under Public Law 101-264, entitled the "Food, Agriculture, Conservation and Trade Act" of 1990.

Resource | Research | Demonstrations
The Story of Team Nutrition: Executive Summary of the Pilot Study

This executive summary describes Team Nutrition (TN) and findings from a pilot evaluation of the initiative. Detailed research findings are contained in two separate reports.

Resource | Research | Impacts/Evaluations
Infant Mortality Among Medicaid Newborns in Five States: The Effects of Prenatal WIC Participation

This study is the analysis of the relationship between prenatal participation in the Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) and infant mortality among Medicaid newborns.

Resource | Research | Impacts/Evaluations
Very Low Birthweight Among Medicaid Newborns in Five States: The Effects of Prenatal WIC Participation

This study is an analysis of very low birthweight among Medicaid newborns and the effect of prenatal WIC participation on the likelihood of very low birthweight.

Resource | Research | Cost Study
The Savings in Medicaid Costs for Newborns and their Mothers Resulting from Prenatal Participation in the WIC Program

The primary objective of this study was to determine the savings in Medicaid costs for newborns and their mothers during the first 60 days after birth resulting from participating the Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) during pregnancy.

Resource | Research | Impacts/Evaluations
WIC Evaluation Resource Guide

This publication is a practical guide for WIC administrators to design and implement program evaluations.