USDA/TuftsTelehealth Intervention Strategies for WIC (THIS-WIC)

The USDA/Tufts Telehealth Intervention Strategies for WIC (THIS-WIC) is a grant opportunity to implement telehealth solutions for WIC participants. Tufts University and collaborators are requesting proposals from WIC State Agencies.

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Digital Health & WIC

Telehealth is the provision of healthcare remotely through technology such as smartphones, computers, or tablets. In addition to meeting participant needs, telehealth innovations offer many potential benefits to State Agencies (SA).

Telehealth in WIC
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Who We Are

THIS-WIC, led by Project Director, Dr. Erin Hennessy, brings together Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition and School of Medicine, Old Dominion University, the American Telemedicine Association, RTI International, and a national Advisory Board of WIC and telehealth practitioners and scientists.

Our Team
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Proposal Guidance

An eligible applicant must be a WIC State Agency (SA) or consortium of WIC SAs including the 50 States, 33 Indian Tribal Organizations (ITOs), and the 5 US Territories.

Request for Proposals
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Key Dates and  Deadlines

Phase I

  • February 13, 2020 (3-4 p.m. ET)
    Webinar hosted by the THIS-WIC team that provides an overview of the grant and will give potential applicants an opportunity to ask questions of the THIS-WIC team. Register here
  • February 19, 2020 (3-4 p.m. ET)
    Webinar hosted by THIS-WIC and the Telehealth Resource Centers (TRCs) to provide a deep dive into telehealth innovations and will give potential applicants an opportunity to ask questions for TRCs. Register here
  • February 24, 2020 (4-5 p.m. ET)
    Webinar led by the THIS-WIC team to further clarify roles and expectations related to the evaluation of the telehealth solutions and will give potential applicants an opportunity to ask questions of the THIS-WIC team. Register here
  • April 10, 2020 (11:59 p.m. ET)
    Deadline for receipt of brief proposals (required for consideration in Phase 1).

Phase II

  • May 8, 2020
    Phase 2 full proposal submission begins for selected Phase 1 applicants.
  • August 7, 2020 (11:59 p.m. ET)
    Deadline for receipt of full proposals for selected Phase 1 applicants.
  • September 2020
    Applicant finalists notified of funding recommendations.
  • October 2020
    Grants initiated with selected State Agencies

 

This project has been funded at least in part with Federal funds from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The contents of this publication do not necessarily reflect the view or policies of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, nor does mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.