Millions of women, infants, and children now urgently need assistance due to the COVID-19 economic hit. But even before the pandemic, a relatively low percentage of the eligible population were enrolled in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), missing out on the health and economic benefits WIC provides.
By making it easier to apply, state WIC Programs can help these nutritionally-at-risk individuals and families. Throughout our 30-year tradition of serving these programs, CMA has helped citizens adapt to the changing world by leveraging the latest technologies. And while confronting this devastating pandemic, CMA has responded again.
Increase your WIC program participation rates while enabling remote WIC services.
There is no need for potential participants to call the clinic and no need for clinic workers to receive paper documents in person. And it’s all done with the utmost privacy and security protection.
Potential participants can provide critical information and upload supporting documents to alleviate the need for clinic workers to receive paper documents in person.
Works on phones, tablets, computers, etc.
Family-centric, guided portal
Minimal staff training needed
Keeping things status quo was unsustainable. WIC clinics were closed with workers working from home and collecting data over the phone. Systems were overwhelmed with initial applications.
New Jersey took early steps to ensure accessible WIC support.
CMA designed WIC+ for current and next-generation users. It works on any device using any modern browser, allowing users to:
When COVID-19 increased pressure on New Jersey’s low-income communities, the state wanted to ensure food assistance support accessibility.
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.