WIC Health Provider Resources

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Health providers play a crucial role in spreading awareness for the WIC program and helping families get the healthy start they deserve. Through providing food benefits and nutrition services, WIC creates a world where children receive a diet that keeps them healthy and strong, leading to better long-term health outcomes.

The Importance of WIC

The WIC program supports the health of families between doctor visits.

WIC participants see benefits such as:

  1. Longer, safer pregnancies with fewer premature births and infant deaths
  2. Improved maternal health
  3. Improved dietary outcomes for infants and children
  4. Improved performance at school

Many people don’t realize they’re eligible for WIC benefits, so we need your help sharing this information with your patients and throughout your networks. A survey of Georgia residents completed in 2023 showed that potential participants would prefer to learn about WIC from a healthcare provider over any other information source. As a trusted advisor, it is important to inform your patients of this program to help their families have a healthy start.  

Links to further research documenting the benefits of the program:

Help Connect Your Patients to the WIC Program

WIC Health Provider Resources

Health Provider Toolkit

Download materials to help refer your patients for WIC services in Georgia:

For more information visit wic.ga.gov


Page updated 9/11/2023