Campus Units

Economics

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Conference

Health Impacts of WIC—Planning a Research Agenda

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

2011

Journal or Book Title

Planning a WIC Research Agenda: Workshop Summary

First Page

87

Last Page

98

Conference Title

Health Impacts of WIC—Planning a Research Agenda

Conference Date

July 20–21, 2010

Abstract

In opening this session, moderator Barbara Devaney noted that the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) might affect health care costs in two opposing ways and suggested that the speakers might address these effects. On one hand, WIC may lead to improved dietary and health behaviors that would lead to better health, fewer adverse health outcomes, and reduced health care costs. On the other hand, it is possible that WIC’s referrals and improved linkages to the health care system could lead to increased health care utilization and increased health care costs.

Comments

This proceeding is from Institute of Medicine. 2011. Planning a WIC Research Agenda: Workshop Summary. https://doi.org/10.17226/13014. Reproduced with permission from the National Academy of Sciences, Courtesy of the National Academies Press, Washington, D.C.

Copyright Owner

National Academy of Sciences

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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