Children need access to nutrition for their growing bodies and minds to be healthy and develop as they should. The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) is a critical component in ensuring infants and toddlers, as well as pregnant and postpartum mothers, have access to healthy nutrition. Participation in the WIC program has declined significantly in recent years, and Thriving is committed to reversing that trend with a series of recommendations. By increasing participation in the WIC program, children and families across Pennsylvania will have more access to the nutritional supports they need to thrive.
By Subject: Child Welfare | Early Childhood Education | Home Visiting | K-12 Education | Maternal and Child Health | Prenatal-to-Age-Three
This fact sheet provides a Perinatal Health Equity Agenda that includes steps to take to care for birthing mothers. With over one-third of Pennsylvania’s births paid for by Medicaid1, expanding and enhancing access to high-quality care up to one year after birth is a key strategy for mitigating maternal mortality and morbidity.
This fact sheet breaks down the meaning of perinatal depression and anxiety; highlighting it’s impact and recommendations that can be followed to help.
This fact sheet highlights maternal mortality rates in PA, racial/ethnic disparities among pregnancy-related deaths, along with Medicaid births broken down by each County.
This fact sheet highlights an overview on why health insurance matters for healthy brain development in PA babies and toddlers. In the first few years of life, young children need regular access to health care for their healthy development at a time when their brains are growing most rapidly.