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The Boone County Health Department’s project seeks to increase WIC awareness and participation among their priority population by addressing identified barriers to participation, including transportation, language, technology, mistrust of governmental agencies, as well as added racial/ethnic inequities.

This comprehensive project combines innovative WIC outreach, data matching, a mobile WIC on Wheels unit, and expanding partnerships with grocery stores and the faith-based community.

Boone County Health Department’s project prioritizes equitable community and client engagement in training, program development, and hiring, as well as in their use of peer navigators from the priority population with lived experience. This project has many innovative features that will modernize WIC and provide replicable models and best practice case studies.

Grant Duration

18 months

Grant Amount


Organization(s) Funded

Boone County Health Department


  • Illinois

Organization Type

WIC Local Agency

Project Priority Population

  • Black and African American Communities
  • Eligible Children
  • Families Enrolled in SNAP
  • Families with Limited Transportation Options
  • Latina, Latino, Latinx, and/or Hispanic Communities
  • Rural Communities
  • White Communities

Strategies Used

Conduct Outreach Using Community-Level Data, Expand Partnerships