WIC Program Monitoring

The purpose of WIC Program monitoring is to assure high quality WIC services are provided consistently across Washington state based on local, state, and federal policies. Program monitoring is quality assurance function that state WIC must perform for every local agency at minimum once every 2 years.

Program Monitors

Below is a list of local agencies that will have a program monitor in FFY 2023:

  • Adams County Public Health
  • Asotin County Health District
  • Benton-Franklin Health Department
  • Columbia Basin Health Association
  • Community Action of Skagit County
  • Cowlitz Family Health
  • Virginia Mason Franciscan Medical
  • Garfield County Health District
  • Island County Health Department
  • Lummi Indian Health Center
  • Makah Nation
  • Grant County Public Hospital District #5 Mattawa- Mattawa Community Medical Center
  • Moses Lake Community Health Care
  • Nooksack Indian Tribe
  • Public Health Seattle & King County
  • Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe
  • Pregnancy Aid of Snohomish County
  • San Juan Health & Community Services
  • Suquamish Tribe
  • Swinomish Indian Tribe
  • Tri-Cities Community Health
  • Walla Walla County Department of Community Health
  • Whitman County Public Health Department
  • Yakama Nation
  • Yakima Neighborhood Health Services
  • Yakima Valley FarmWorkers Clinic

Program Monitor and Self-Evaluation Tools

We are currently in the process of updating our program monitor and self-evaluation tools and will post them to this page as son as they are ready for local agencies to use again.

Previous FFY 2021 Monitor Common Findings

The WIC program monitor team completed program monitors for 30 local agencies in 2022. The following is a list of the common findings that agencies had on their corrective action plans.

  • Incomplete or missing documentation of health and dietary assessments
  • Incomplete or missing documentation of nutrition education provided.
  • Risk factors missing or improperly assigned.
  • Incomplete Training Logs
  • Missing Outreach Documentation

Previous FFY 2022 Monitor Common Opportunities for Improvement

Opportunities for improvement areas where an agency could improve but may not be rising to the level of a finding. These are not included on the corrective action plan as a finding, but if ignored could turn into a finding in a different year. Below is a list of the common opportunities for improvement in 2022. 

  • Missing or insufficient Self Evaluation plan and processes
  • Missing Referral Opportunities
  • Skipping Eco Social Page
  • Not asking about anthropometrics in the remote setting


If you have any questions about the information on this page or the WIC monitor process more generally, please contact: dohpchonsprogrammonitoring@doh.wa.gov.