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The Matagorda County Hospital District’s project aims to increase WIC awareness and participation among families with children, seniors raising grandchildren, and pregnant teens in rural Texas.

The project will conduct outreach, test transit vouchers as a way to help ensure attendance at WIC appointments, and develop an electronic screen for primary care providers that triggers automated WIC referrals.

Lessons learned from this project will include best practices on improving collaborations between WIC and healthcare providers, such as pediatricians, population health nurses, and other clinicians who routinely assist patients in rural communities.

Grant Duration

18 months

Grant Amount


Organization(s) Funded

Matagorda County Hospital District dba Matagorda Regional Medical Center (agency for WIC LA60)


  • Texas

Organization Type

WIC Local Agency

Project Priority Population

  • Eligible Children
  • Grand Parents
  • Rural Communities
  • Single Parents and Young Parents

Strategies Used

Conduct Outreach Using Community-Level Data, Expand Partnerships