The Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program is a 100% federally funded nutrition education and supplemental food program that helps low-to-moderate income families who are at nutritional risk. The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) administers the program with approximately 1 million participants served on a monthly basis. The goal of the eWIC MIS Project is to meet the federal Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, which requires all states to migrate from a voucher-based food benefit delivery system to an Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) system by October 1, 2020. Successful implementation of California WIC EBT requires a new management information system (MIS), which will be procured, implemented, and integrated with California’s existing EBT functionality statewide by October 1, 2020. The Project is being implemented in a two-phased approach, with Phase 1 to meet the federal mandate for EBT and California critical requirement. The Phase II will implement the remaining requirements and includes a data warehouse.
The Project successfully completed statewide implementation of Phase 1 prior to the October 1, 2020 deadline. All 83 local agencies and approximately 500 clinic sites were implemented by March 2020.
For WIC information please visit: Women, Infants & Children Program (ca.gov)