Reports and Data
Colorado data resources: Local Agencies and WIC staff
All WIC staff members are required to guard the confidentiality of WIC applicants or participant information. Data that includes personal identifying information (PII) or personal health information (PHI) can only be shared with persons directly connected with federal, state, or local administration of the WIC Program.
Release of information that contains only summary information (no PII or PHI) is allowed.
WIC Data Central contains additional reports and dashboards, outside of those already in the WIC Compass system, that local agency staff may utilize. In order to gain access to WIC Data central, you must have a Compass user ID and a special request must be sent to the State WIC Office. If you already have access, you can log in to WIC Data Central.
COLORADO DATA RESOURCES: ALL OTHER PARTNERS
The Colorado WIC Data Dashboard provides current data on WIC enrollment in the state, including total enrollment, race/ethnicity, age, infant/child sex, maternal education, spoken language, and participation in other government programs such as SNAP. The dashboard also provides data on WIC referrals and clients' utilization of their WIC benefits. The dashboard contains historical data back to 2018 and is updated monthly.
Starting in March 2021, COWIC is providing a Colorado WIC Snapshot, a quarterly update on recent data, the current state of COWIC, and key trends the State Office is tracking. Including enrollment numbers, benefit redemptions, and referrals. A new Snapshot will be available each quarter.
Annual Impact Reports outline the progress made on strategies, the performance measures on the impacts achieved, and the direction the program is heading in the new year.
An annual summary of data comparing the total number of WIC infant and child participants to the total number of WIC-eligible Medicaid infant and child participants at the county level starting in 2021.
Colorado WIC Coverage of SNAP Participants
An annual summary of data comparing the number of WIC infant and child participants to the number of infants and children enrolled in SNAP at the county level starting in 2022.
Annual data summaries of the Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) in Colorado, a federal program to provide fresh, unprepared, locally grown fruits and vegetables to WIC participants via $30 vouchers to use at authorized farmers’ markets, starting in 2021.
In coordination with the National WIC Association (NWA) and 11 other states, in April 2021, Colorado distributed an online survey to clients about their WIC experience during the COVID-19 pandemic.
ANNUAL WIC DATA TABLES (2017-2019)
The Annual WIC Data Tables provide aggregate, statewide WIC data for the years 2017-2019 on three key topics: enrollment, participant, and infant health indicators. The data will be updated annually.
The WIC Referrals Partners' Monthly Report provides aggregate data on referrals submitted to COWIC via the Colorado Peak Application and COWIC's online referral form, www.coloradowicsignup.com, including the total number of referrals submitted per month, referral sources, and referral-to-enrollment outcome rates. The dashboard contains historical data back to April 2019 and is updated monthly. The Colorado WIC Referral Form, which allows potentially eligible families, health care providers, and community partners to submit WIC referrals online, is available at www.coloradowicsignup.com.
Administered prior to the pandemic, the 2019 WIC Participant Survey asked WIC clients a variety of questions ranging from food security to client satisfaction to shopping for WIC foods to learn more about the WIC experience.
National Data Resources
The National WIC Association (NWA) has a platform called The WIC Hub, a tool for WIC staff, researchers, and advocates to navigate and explore the world of WIC on a national level that includes current WIC-related research and data from around the country.
The USDA provides national-level reports on WIC data, such as estimates of WIC eligibility and program reach, program characteristics, and national studies that include WIC participants.
The USDA provides information on breastfeeding promotion and support in WIC as well as national and state-level data on breastfeeding rates through the yearly WIC Breastfeeding Data Local Agency Reports.
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