The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the digital transformation of nearly every sector of our society from business, to education, to healthcare. Yet technology remains underutilized in America’s safety net programs, which is a missed opportunity to help those in need during times of significant hardship. The Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) in which nearly 50% of all infants born in America are enrolled faced unprecedented challenges over the past two years. Participants struggled to access their benefits when essential components of the program — like shopping in person for WIC eligible foods, enrolling or attending in-person recertification clinic appointments to maintain eligibility — became increasingly difficult due to lockdowns, food supply shortages, and the closure of agency clinics.
Join the WIC Health and Technology Initiative on Monday, May 23rd from 1pm to 3pm EDT to discuss strategies for modernizing WIC with technology to strengthen the program now and in the years ahead.