Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station [Food Policy Research]

Project Details

Efficiency, Effectiveness and Birth Outcome Evaluation in the New Jersey Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (NJ-WIC)

Research Team: William Hallman, Lucas Marxen, Connie Hallman, Kathleen Casey, Denise Hewitt, Anne Bellows, Dan Wartenberg, and Rita McWilliams

Project Duration: 3/2007 to 3/2008

The goal of this project is to carry out an efficiency, effectiveness and birth outcomes evaluation of the NJ WIC program. The evaluation consists of three parts: 1) An analysis of the location of existing New Jersey local WIC agency sites to evaluate accessibility to service locations relative to eligible WIC participants and the availability and accessibility to supplementary services that contribute to participation and utilization of WIC Services: 2) An analysis of the operation, structure, staffing, caseload, cost/time saving measures, clinic flow, physical design (as related to service delivery), staff functions and practices of all 18 local WIC Agencies, including performing 100 site visits to local WIC clinic sites; 3) An evaluation of the relationship between the provision of WIC services and selected birth outcomes and on Medicaid covered medical care costs associated with deliveries of newborns in New Jersey.

Funding Agency: New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services

Contact: William Hallman

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