Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) management reported that it implemented its Web-based Texas I
ntegrated Network (TXIN) through the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Information Network (WIC WIN) project.
TXIN both administers WIC client benefits and manages payment claims from participating food vendors. WIC is a federal
nutrition program for pregnant and/or breastfeeding women and families with children who are at nutritional risk.
The State Auditor’s Office reported on the project’s status and changes during fiscal year 2014 in
Report on Analysis of Quality Assurance Team Projects (State Auditor’s Office Report No. 14-020, February 2014).
At the time of that report, the Department of State Health Services (DSHS) administered the WIC program and the WIC WIN project;
however, HHSC assumed management of both on September 1, 2017, in accordance with Senate Bill 200 (84th Legislature, Regular Session).
According to HHSC, DSHS made the final change in WIC WIN’s project approach during fiscal year 2014, which was the eighth year of
the project’s 12-year duration. DSHS stated that it changed the project approach due to guidance from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s
Food and Nutrition Service, the project’s federal funding agency. HHSC stated that WIC WIN was 100 percent federally funded.
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