Public Health Data Inventory

Nebraska WIC Program


Nebraska WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) is the special supplemental nutrition program for women, infants and children. The WIC system is used to enroll WIC participants; store and manage participant records and data; track participant health related data; issue WIC food instruments; issue, process and reconcile food instrument redemption data; reconcile and report monthly participation and financial data; manage vendor data and the vendor cost containment system; manage the WIC infant formula rebate contract and billings; maintain USDA Participant Characteristics data and reporting; maintain USDA The Integrity Profile data and reporting; and produce ad hoc reports.

Type of Data

The data are program-level for ongoing program management and surveillance.

Data Collection Method and Availability

Data are collected from anthropometric and biochemical data and from self-reported for WIC client records; self-reported from WIC retailers, with some data verified by state and local WIC staff, for application purposes; program accountability and financial information; various tools used to collect client data including health assessment form, diet survey form, computer system screens; retailer information collected from program applications and on-site visits; financial and accountability information from computer system and processing contractor. Data are private and not available for individual clients or vendors or in a format that may identify individuals. Aggregate data are available from standard reports. 

Related Links and Reports

Nebraska WIC Program Home Page

Data Contact

Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services
Division of Public Health
Nebraska WIC Program
301 Centennial Mall South
Lincoln, NE 68509
Phone: (402) 471-0536

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