The Health And Nutrition Delivery System (HANDS) by CMA supports participant-centered services for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) programs.
HANDS is a flexible and customizable system that is operational in five state agencies.
HANDS is EBT operational and complies with the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, which mandates that states provide EBT to clients by Oct. 1, 2020.
You can expect many benefits by choosing HANDS. Here are a few.
HANDS is the most current, custom-built WIC application in the nation. Features include:
CMA has more than 30 years of experience in WIC. CMA merged this WIC knowledge with our expertise in data warehouse design to build something more than a reporting platform. We created an information store for the user to receive timely information from their data.
There are approximately 650 WIC-approved vendors in the Arizona WIC program, which provides nutrition education and breastfeeding support services, supplemental nutritious foods, and referrals to health and social services. The Arizona WIC consortium also includes the Navajo Nation, Guam, the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands and American Samoa.
While managing their participation in the WIC program, retailers deserve an easy interface to provide information to the state. Time, device, and software shouldn’t constrain the retailer from providing accurate application and authorization information. Vender Web, alongside CMA’s HANDS product, facilitates a faster authorization process that supports every peer group retailer.
By passing The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, the United States Department of Agriculture mandated that all WIC agencies and programs utilize an electronic benefits transfer (EBT) system by Oct. 1, 2020.
The eWIC program integrates Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) into HANDS, and was implemented in 2017.
CMA will attend the 2019 Biennial NWA WIC Technology, Program Integrity, and Vendor Management Education & Networking Conference and Exhibits in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma from September 17-19, 2019.
CMA will attend the National WIC Association’s Annual Education and Training Conference & Exhibits in Baltimore, Maryland next week.
This past spring, CMA and the Arizona WIC Consortium continued the roll-out of eWIC and electronic benefits transfer (EBT) system.
After a three-month period of pilot operations, CMA (in collaboration with the Arizona Department of Health Services) began a state-wide rollout of the new HANDS system, which replaces the award-winning AIM system.
The NWA 2016 Annual Education and Training Conference & Exhibits was held in Cincinnati on May 22, 2016.
Arizona Business Daily recently featured CMA’s work launching eWIC and rolling out EBT compliance into HANDS, two and a half years ahead of the federal mandate.
In a recent MIS Alternatives Analysis Study presented at the 2017 NWA WIC Technology Conference, local agency staff was asked to evaluate five WIC MIS Systems, including HANDS.