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Discover the Impact of CWA

California WIC Association (CWA) is a non-profit organization formed in 1992 by directors of local agencies administering the federal Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC).

Our mission is to lead California communities to nourish, educate, support, and empower families in building a healthy future. We do so by promoting WIC and related services, including lactation support, nutrition education, health care, family and employee wellness, and public health workforce development.

CWA seeks inclusion and partnership beyond the traditional WIC network, including businesses and corporations, vendors, allied public health and nutrition networks, and the general public.

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Training & Staff Development

Our Annual Conference, Fall Education Events, Webinars, Scholarships, and promotion of other Training Opportunities provide continuing education for California’s 3,000+ WIC employees and allied staff.

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Public Education & Avocacy

CWA staff and WIC Ambassadors actively educate leaders and communities about WIC and related issues at State, Federal, and local levels.

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Research & Policy Analysis

Check out our Resource Hub for research and reports in lactation, nutrition education, food access, technology, and more.

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Explore our Milestones

CWA has successfully impacted WIC and the welfare of young families throughout the past 30 years.

CWA Funders & Partners

WIC Funders

CWA gratefully acknowledges the following organizations’ current and past support:

  • California Local WIC Agencies
  • The David & Lucille Packard Foundation
  • Kaiser Foundation Hospitals Northern California Region
  • Kaiser Foundation Hospitals Southern California Region
  • Sunlight Giving
  • The Valente Foundation
  • California Department of Public Health WIC Division


CWA collaborates with numerous organizations to improve the well being of California families. Some of those partners include:

  • California Breastfeeding Coalition
  • California Dept. of Public Health
  • California Dept. of Health Care Services
  • California Primary Care Association
  • MCAH Action
  • National WIC Association
  • California Work & Family Coalition
  • End Child Poverty California


CWA is grateful for the support of over 60 sponsors and exhibitors at our Annual Conference & Trade Show each spring. If your business or organization would like to become a sponsor or exhibitor, contact Teresa Morris.

Resource Hub

CWA Flash Enews 7-9-24

CWA Flash Enews 7-9-24

This edition of the CWA FLASH includes policy news, CWA news, resources, wellness tips, and our top picks to keep you informed and empowered.

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W3 Newsletter: July 2024

W3 Newsletter: July 2024

Are you ready to supercharge your health and well-being? We're excited to offer the WIC Worksite Wellness monthly health newsletter, your...

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