WIC Developmental Monitoring Evaluation Project


This evaluation project will conduct activities in 4 aims to gather in-depth information about current data collection practices and pilot test data-sharing to assess the outcomes of parent-engaged developmental monitoring using CDC’s LTSAE within WIC to improve early identification of developmental delays and disabilities in young children in the United States.

  1. Conduct formative research to understand current data collection practices and inform best practices that can be used on a national scale and implemented at the state level to collect data on specific measures of interest for the WIC Developmental Monitoring Project.

  2. Pilot test data-sharing in which 2 states share their existing data each month for 6 months.

  3. Conduct a process evaluation of the data-collection practices among WIC staff to assess their usability, feasibility, satisfaction, acceptability, barriers to use, etc.

  4. Conduct an outcome evaluation using data collected via the data-sharing pilot) and any supplemental data collection conducted with 1) families and 2) WIC staff.

This project is a collaboration with the CDC's "Learn the Signs. Act Early." (LTSAE) Team and the Association of State Public Health Nutritionists (ASPHN).