ERIC Number: ED467182
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
California WIC and Proposition 10: Made for Each Other. Building Community Systems for Young Children.
Whaley, Shannon; True, Laurie
The federal government's WIC program, the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, is designed to improve the health and development of low-income women and young children. California's passage of Proposition 10, the "Children and Families First Act," has created a climate that encourages collaborative projects among agencies that focus on optimizing early child development. The ability of the California WIC programs to reach the majority of prenatal to age five individuals with "user-friendly," culturally competent care can be complemented by the strengths of other programs that provide support to children and families. This report elucidates the multiple roles that California WIC can play in rapid and effective implementation of Proposition 10 at the local level. The report's introduction outlines seven main reasons why WIC is an excellent Proposition 10 partner. The sections 2 and 3 examine research on the WIC program and review existing systems/programs. Section 4 then details recommended models for including WIC in Proposition 10 plans. Section 5 discusses integrating/coordinating funding streams. Section 6 discusses implementing the models from Section 4. The report's two appendices include a list of WIC agencies in California and a list of helpful Web sites and California experts on WIC. (Contains 40 references.) (HTH)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Family Programs, Models, Program Implementation, State Federal Aid, Young Children
UCLA Center for Healthier Children, Families and Communities, Box 951772, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1772 ($5). Tel: 310-206-1898; Fax: 310-206-3180. For full text: http://www.healthychild.ucla.edu.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Los Altos, CA.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles. Center for Healthier Children, Families and Communities.