Altarum Research Article Honored at SNEB 2021

August 16, 2021

Margaret Wilkin, MPH, a senior analyst in Altarum’s Center for Women’s Health is co-author of the research article “Breastfeeding Duration Is Associated with WIC Site-Level Breastfeeding Support Practices,” which was selected for the 2021 Best Article Award by the Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior (SNEB).

With funding from the Food and Nutrition Service of USDA, the article provides the results from a secondary analysis of the data from the WIC Infant and Toddler Feeding Practices Study−2 describing breastfeeding supports available at WIC sites and examining the relationship between breastfeeding supports and breastfeeding outcomes among WIC participants.  

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Altarum presented on this research and received the award at the SNEB 2021 Annual Conference—Raising Reliance and Resilience. The conference is a premier event for nutrition education professionals from around the world.

Altarum has decades of experience supporting federal food and nutrition programs by providing program implementation, technical assistance, and qualitative research and evaluation methodologies.

Learn more about our work to support the health of women and children, including how we’ve helped state WIC programs transition to patient-centered services and how we’ve helped states evaluate nutrition education programs.

Altarum is a nonprofit organization that works with federal and state agencies and foundations to design and implement solutions to improve the health of individuals with fewer financial resources and populations disenfranchised by the health care system. We achieve measurable results by combining our expertise in public health and health care delivery with technology, workforce training and continuing education, applied research, and technical assistance. Our innovative solutions lead to better health for beneficiaries and better value for payers.