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WIC assures healthy pregnancies, healthy birth outcomes and healthy growth and development for adults, infants and children up to age five who are at nutrition risk. WIC providies nutritious foods to supplement diets, information and education on healthy eating, and referrals to health care and critical social services. WIC provides breastfeeding support and education to participants, and plays a critical role in public health modernization.

Oregon WIC Mission

Provide leadership, guidance, and resources to local WIC programs, vendors, and partners to ensure quality WIC services that support collective public health efforts. 

Oregon WIC Values

  • We value every child.
  • We value strong relationships.
  • We value services delivered with trust and integrity.
  • We value Oregon's future.

Oregon WIC Vision

Ensure optimal nutrition and lifelong health for every Oregon family.

Our strategic plan for 2020-2025 drives our work and shows our commitment to an engaged workforce, effective partnerships, operational excellence, and a dedication to equity, diversity and inclusion.

WIC Testimonial Videos

WIC Program Data

  • Oregon WIC 2021 Annual Report [PDF] - An overview of how Oregon WIC adapted to the COVID-19 pandemic  
    • SPECIAL REPORT [Video]: With the popularity of the CVB (Cash Value Benefit) bump, the changes in the WIC food package fruit and vegetable benefit have been making headlines. Washington County WIC Coordinator Tara Olson, MPA, RDN, was interviewed by KOIN News to promote the increase. KOIN New included links to the WIC Program for new participants.
  • Oregon state data [PDF] - data on population served, breastfeeding rates, vendor totals, FDNP summary and number of clinics statewide.


WIC Congressional District Data

 

WIC Farm Direct Nutrition Program and Vendors

Breastfeeding 

Oregon WIC Breastfeeding Support and Education [PDF] - Oregon WIC promotes breastfeeding as the biological standard for infant and young child feeding. WIC has taken multiple policy steps to align daily clinic operations and implement evidence-based strategies to protect and support breastfeeding. At 94.8 percent, Oregon WIC's breastfeeding initiation rate is one of the highest in the nation.

"Good news! We have a latch and a happy baby. Thank you so much for your support and encouragement with establishing breastfeeding."  IBCLC consult participant

How WIC Improves Health Outcomes 

WIC Lifecycle [PDF] - this document demonstrates the many opportunities WIC supports families and highlights our multiple partners extending that support.

'WIC Works: Addressing the Nutrition and Health Needs of Low-Income Families for More Than Four Decades' - article from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.

National WIC Association (NWA) Papers

WIC Technology: The WICShopper app 

  • WICShopper app [website] - This popular mobile app for WIC participants offers quick access to real-time WIC food benefits, the WIC food list, recipes, and so much more.