Recapping the NWA 2015 Biennial Technology and Program Integrity Conference

Posted by Olivia Hayden on October 16, 2015


The 2015 National WIC Association (NWA) Technology and Program Integrity Conference kicked off on September 28 in St. Louis, Missouri. There were more than 500 attendees at the NWA conference, composed primarily of WIC program staff from across the country, as well as nearly 30 vendors and exhibitors.

With the 2020 EBT transition deadline looming over states, WIC officials are primarily focused on transitioning from paper vouchers to WIC EBT. The NWA conference was perfectly timed to allow WIC staff to check their progress against their neighbors, learn about innovative WIC EBT solutions, and meet with vendors and USDA officials to help prepare for the transition. The conference focused heavily on program integrity strategies to reduce WIC fraud, as well as how technology can be used to collect and analyze WIC data to help states increase operational efficiency and improve business processes.

For more information on presentations on WIC EBT data mining, program integrity efforts, and EBT implementation and preparation, check out the full analyst recap of the conference by clicking here.