Infographic – Washington State WIC Remote Services and Expanded Food Options: Insights from Washington’s COVID-19 Response

In March 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Washington (WA) State issued a “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order and WA WIC clinics closed to the public. Federal and state policy changes were enacted to allow for remote services and expanded food options. This infographic depicts key insights from a study conducted in partnership with the Washington State Department of Health WIC program about how WIC staff and participants experienced program changes and makes recommendations for future policy and practice, published December 1, 2021.  

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Publication Date: December 1, 2021

UW study team: (Lead Investigator) Jennifer J. Otten, PhD, Food Systems Director and Associate Professor at the Nutritional Sciences Program and Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences (DEOHS) with the UW School of Public Health. Team members included: Emilee Quinn, MPH, Research Scientist, Center for Public Health Nutrition, UW SPH; Chelsea M. Rose, PhD, Research Coordinator, Epidemiology, UW SPH; Evelyn Morris, Research Coordinator, Nutritional Sciences Program Graduate Student; Annie Vuong, Visual Communication Design undergraduate student.
WA WIC study team: Brittany Tybo, Deputy Director, Office of Nutrition Services, Cathy Franklin, WIC Improvement Project Coordinator, Jean O’Leary, WIC Nutrition Coordinator, Terri Trisler, Local Program Operations Supervisor, and Anh Tran, Research, Analysis & Evaluation Unit Supervisor.

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