USDA WIC Telehealth Innovations Project
The USDA WIC Telehealth Innovations Project is an $8.5 million cooperative agreement with Tufts University that will test and evaluate the use of telehealth innovations in the delivery of USDA’s Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC). The project’s goal is to develop, test, and evaluate cutting-edge technology to improve delivery of nutrition education to pregnant women and caregivers of young children participating in USDA’s WIC Program. Tufts will competitively select and award up to $5 million in sub-grants to State agencies (including U.S. territories and Indian Tribal Organizations) with the most promising proposals. These projects will explore ways to harness telehealth advances to augment nutrition education and breastfeeding support normally offered onsite at WIC clinics.