As a public health nurse, you have been asked to put together an executive summary of the impact of the Federal Women, Infant, and Children (WIC) program on the health of pregnant women, infants, and children in your state.
This executive summary will be used by the agency director to provide the staff with a broad overview of the impact federal legislation can have on state decisions, as well as how policy can affect the populations you serve.
Prepare an executive summary for the agency director that:
- Summarizes the purpose of the Women, Infant, and Children (WIC) program.
- Evaluates the impact of the WIC program across local, state, and national levels focusing on four key areas:
- Birth outcomes
- Healthcare costs
- Infant feeding practices
- Immunization rates of children