online nutrition ed
wichealth.org is a unique form of nutrition education for WIC clients that is stage-based and client-centered. Parents and caregivers who complete an online nutrition lesson receive a certificate of completion that can be counted for nutrition education at local WIC agencies. It's not just a website, it's so much more.
The human experience
We believe that technology can be an extension of the human experience, if it is appropriately utilized. And that's what we do with wichealth.org. We incorporate virtual educators, spanning a variety of ethnicities, who dialogue with your client. Our educators ask questions, provide positive feedback, and guide clients through their online learning experience. They bring back to the online world the ever-valuable human connection. Do your clients speak Spanish? Not a problem. We have Spanish-speaking educators to fill your needs as well.
Personalized and tailored
Say goodbye to canned education. In addition to wichealth.org's tailoring of dialogue and educational resources to each client's stage of change, WIC states can choose to further customize the client centered nutrition dialogue and educational links, lessons, survey questions, and user profile items to better suit their WIC clients' needs. This flexibility allows each user experience to be unique and meaningful. Clients from Alaska, California, and North Carolina all have different lifestyles and their online education should reflect as much. On wichealth.org, the dialogue feels like an actual conversation instead of just text on a page, making the resources delivered feel like they have been personally handpicked.
Library of dynamic and interactive resources
With 50 different lessons and over 1,500 nutrition education resources including videos, interactive tools, powerful testimonials, in-depth articles, and quick downloadable lists, your clients will find something that peaks their interest, fits their learning style, and keeps them engaged. And it doesn't stop there: clients can save any number of resources to their favorites list and revisit them anytime they want. They can also share any link via email, facebook or twitter, effectively expanding the delivery and potential impact of nutrition education across your state. Check out a few of our resources below.
Custom Photography - Highlighting WIC Clients
Action Plans - Guiding healthy behavior change with simple checklists
Tailored Resources - Meeting the needs of your clients with custom resources
Certificate of completion: email it, print it, or automatically upload it to your state system
You choose. Clients can print off their certificates of completion and bring them into their local WIC office, email them directly to a specified address, or have the certificate data transferred to your WIC state computer system using our QuickConnect feature. Every certificate is saved to the user's profile, allowing clients to view and email them at a later date. Each certificate also includes an action item from the client that describes what she plans to do with what was learned. This action should be the starting point during the next clinic visit.
STAFF TRAINING THROUGH WICHEALTH ACADEMY
We are committed to making sure WIC staff are well equipped with how wichealth.org works and can be used so you are best able to help your clients. Included with every state subscription to wichealth.org is a staff training area. Topics include background information and theories that drive our nutrition education lessons, a virtual tour of all the components within the site, how to implement wichealth.org in your agency, support resources, how our help desk functions, and other tips and techniques for successfully using our site.