Featured in THIS-WIC Blog!
Both Wisconsin and Michigan WIC programs were awardees of the USDA/Tufts Telehealth Intervention Strategies for WIC (THIS-WIC) grant opportunities.
Featured on the THIS-WIC blog, both programs and support staff reflect on their projects and processes as advice and insight to other agencies looking to develop a telehealth solution.
Wisconsin - Online Nutrition Education (ONE) in Wisconsin
Wisconsin’s THIS-WIC project has a focus on implementing and enhancing ONE to support and streamline remote services, including an evaluation of the use of ONE with Spanish-speaking participants.
With ONE, they combine videoconferencing, online nutrition education including lessons and supporting secondary material, and a link to their existing WIC App. Through the platform, qualified WIC professionals will be able to share key information and content with participants, and participants will be able to use the materials in their own time.
Michigan - Michigan Telehealth Project Advancing WIC
Michigan’s THIS-WIC project has a focus on integrating telehealth into the delivery of nutrition education and breastfeeding support services, including the use of ONE during video-conference appointments.
Michigan WIC’s integrated pilot system in nine local agencies integrates telehealth technology into their delivery of nutrition education and breastfeeding support services to participants virtually. Telehealth appointments allow certified professionals to provide high-risk follow-up and secondary education to families. Staff have received training throughout the study period on the telehealth solution.
Wisconsin and Michigan State WIC Programs are great examples of how to add ONE to your program's services using a grant. Through these collaborations, we expect to add even more features to ONE that will be transferable to WIC agencies and ONE users across the country.
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