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Suggested Citation:"Appendix B: Meeting and Workshop Agendas." National Research Council. 2001. Estimating Eligibility and Participation for the WIC Program: Phase I Report. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/10158.
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APPENDIX B
Meeting and Workshop Agendas

First Panel Meeting

December 8, 2000

Room 130

Green Building

2001 Wisconsin Avenue, NW

Washington, DC

AGENDA

Friday, December 8

OPEN SESSION

10:45

Coffee and refreshments available

 

11:00

Welcome and Introductions

David Betson, Panel Chair

Barbara Torrey, Executive Director, CBASSE

Andy White, Director, CNSTAT

Suggested Citation:"Appendix B: Meeting and Workshop Agendas." National Research Council. 2001. Estimating Eligibility and Participation for the WIC Program: Phase I Report. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/10158.
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11:15

The Charge to the Panel

Cindy Long, Branch Chief, Special Nutrition Staff, Office of Analysis Nutrition and Evaluation, Food and Nutrition Service, USDA

11:45

Overview of the WIC Program

Debbie Whitford, Branch Chief, WIC Program & Policy Development, Supplemental Food Programs Division, FNS

12:30

Lunch, Refectory

 

1:45

Methodology for Estimating WIC Eligibility and Participation and Estimation Issues for Review

Cindy Long, Food and Nutrition Service

Anne Gordon, Mathematica Policy Research

3:00

Coffee Break

 

3:15

Other Viewpoints Concerning WIC Eligibility Estimates

Robert Greenstein

Leighton Ku Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

4:00

Open Discussion Period

 

4:45

Reception, Green Building North Lounge

 

Suggested Citation:"Appendix B: Meeting and Workshop Agendas." National Research Council. 2001. Estimating Eligibility and Participation for the WIC Program: Phase I Report. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/10158.
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Second Panel Meeting

March 15–16, 2001

Holiday Inn of Georgetown

2101 Wisconsin Avenue, NW

Washington, DC

AGENDA

Thursday, March 15

8:30

Continental Breakfast

 

9:00

Welcome and Introductions

David Betson, Panel Chair

Andrew White, Director, Committee on National Statistics

9:15

Session I

Estimating the Number of Infants and Children with the CPS and SIPP

 

Chair:

David Betson

 

Presenter:

Gregory Spencer, Chief, Population Projections Branch, Census Bureau

10:30

Break

 

 

10:45

Session II

Income Variability, Adjunct Eligibility, Data Timeliness and Estimates of the Number of Income Eligible Infants and Children

 

Chair:

Karl Scholz, Panel Member

 

Presenter:

Linda Giannarelli, Urban Institute

12:15

Lunch

 

 

Suggested Citation:"Appendix B: Meeting and Workshop Agendas." National Research Council. 2001. Estimating Eligibility and Participation for the WIC Program: Phase I Report. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/10158.
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1:30

Session III

Recent Trends in Breast Feeding Rates

Chair:

Julie DaVanzo, Panel Member

Presenter:

Booker Smith, Ross Laboratories

2:30

Break

 

2:45

Session IV

Nutritional Risk Estimates

Chair:

Alicia Carriquiry, Panel Member

Presenter:

Marie Louise Harrell, Sigma One Corporation

3:45

Open Discussion Time

4:30

Adjourn

 

Friday, March 16

8:30

Continental Breakfast

9:00

Session V

WIC Office Administration and Program Participation: A Panel Discussion with State WIC Directors

 

Moderator:

Carol Suitor, Panel Member

 

Roundtable Participants:

Phyllis Bramson-Paul, California Department of Primary Care and Family Health

Alice Lenihan, North Carolina WIC Program

Frank Maisano, Pennsylvania Department of Health

Peggy Trouba, Nebraska Health and Human Services

10:30

Break

 

Suggested Citation:"Appendix B: Meeting and Workshop Agendas." National Research Council. 2001. Estimating Eligibility and Participation for the WIC Program: Phase I Report. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/10158.
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10:45

Session VI

Food Stamps, Medicaid and WIC Participation and Implications for Estimating WIC Participation

 

Moderator:

Janet Currie, Panel Member

 

Session Topics and Participants:

 

 

Food Stamps Participation

Carole Trippe and Allen Schirm, Mathematica Policy Research

 

Medicaid Participation

Jenny Kenney and Lisa Dubay, The Urban Institute

 

WIC Participation

Michael Brien, University of Virginia

 

Roundtable discussion of the implications for WIC participation

12:30

Lunch

 

 

1:30

Session VII

Administrative Data Collected through the WIC Program

 

Chair:

Paul Buescher, Panel Member

 

Presenter:

Julie Kresge, Food and Nutrition Service

2:15

Session VIII

Workshop Summary and Open Discussion Time

 

Chair:

David Betson, Panel Chair

3:00

Adjourn

 

 

Suggested Citation:"Appendix B: Meeting and Workshop Agendas." National Research Council. 2001. Estimating Eligibility and Participation for the WIC Program: Phase I Report. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/10158.
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Each year the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) must estimate the number of people who are eligible to participate in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC). These USDA estimates have come under critical scrutiny in part because the number of infants and postpartum women who have actually enrolled in the program has exceeded the number estimated to be eligible by as much as 20 to 30 percent. These high "coverage rates" have led some members of Congress to conclude that some people who participate are truly ineligible, and that funding could be reduced somewhat and still meet the needs of truly eligible persons who wish to participate. But some advocates and state WIC agencies believe that the estimates of the number of eligible persons are too low and more people who are eligible and want to participate could do so.

In response to these concerns, the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) of the USDA asked the Committee on National Statistics of the National Research Council to convene a panel of experts to review the methods used to estimate the number of people nationwide who are eligible and likely to participate in the WIC program. The panel's charge is to review currently used and alternative data and methods for estimating income eligibility, adjunctive eligibility from participation in other public assistance programs, nutritional risk, and participation if the program is fully funded.

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