The PA WIC Stakeholders Collaborative

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) and WHAMglobal manage the PA WIC Stakeholders Collaborative. The collaborative was born out of input by different stakeholders from across Pennsylvania to inform the PA WIC recommendations made in a JHF and WHAMglobal whitepaper, Reinvigorating & Reimagining the Pennsylvania WIC Program, that was published in the spring of 2019. The collaborative aims to strengthen communication, coordination, and collaboration among Pennsylvania’s Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program stakeholders and to provide a platform for sharing ideas and collectively working to improve the Pennsylvania WIC Program. Stakeholders in this collaborative include nutrition and food advocacy organizations, WIC agency directors, early childhood development organizations, and funders.

Purpose:

  • To bring together all stakeholders interested in the WIC Program to activate effective relationships to improve the success of the WIC Program in Pennsylvania.
  • To act as a resource to promote and provide peer support, orientation, training and/or assistance to Pennsylvania WIC agencies.
  • To educate the public and policymakers on the importance of the WIC Program as an emblem of success to positively impact the nutrition and health status of Pennsylvania WIC families.
  • To promote legislation that enhances the nutritional health and wellbeing of WIC eligible families in Pennsylvania.
  • To act as a resource for governmental bodies and individual legislators regarding issues particular to the health and nutrition of women, infants, and children and the WIC Program.
  • To foster good health and nutrition among WIC eligible women, infants, and children in Pennsylvania.

Contact Hanifa Nakiryowa at Nakiryowa@JHF.org with recommendations of stakeholders to include.