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We have provided references on project background and on drafting certain components of a project proposal. HPRIL applicants are not required to use any of these resources in the creation of their proposals.

WIC Retention Background

Clinical, Management, and Retail Strategies to Address WIC Retention

Summaries of Existing Work Addressing Retention

  1. National WIC Association. (2018). WIC Outreach and Retention Survey Report.
  2. U.S. Department of Agriculture. (2014). Summary of WIC State Agency Strategies for Increasing Child Retention.

General Opportunity Areas

  1. California WIC Association. (2018). TeleWIC: Keeping Up with the Times
  2. Dockray, H., Silas, J., Eppes, E., Machell, G., Neuberger, Z. (February 2019). Launching New Digital Tools for WIC Participants: A Guide for WIC Agencies. Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, Social Interest Solutions, and National WIC Association.
  3. Gilbert, D., Nanda, J., & Paige, D. (2014). Securing the safe net: Concurrent participation in income eligible assistance programs. Maternal and Child Health Journal, 18, 604-612.
  4. Grodsky, D., Violante, A., Barrows, A., Gosliner, W. (2017). Using Behavioral Science to Improve the WIC Experience: Lessons for the Field from San Jose. ideas42.
  5. Neuberger, Z. (2016). Modernizing and Streamlining WIC Eligibility Determination and Enrollment Processes. Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. Washington, DC.

Specific Studies and Projects

Proposal Drafting Resources

  1. March of Dimes Hawaii Chapter. (2004). “SMART” Objectives.
  2. W.K. Kellogg Foundation. (2017). The Step-by-Step Guide to Evaluation: How to Become Savvy Evaluation Consumers.

Innovation Methods Resources

Explore How Design Innovation Methods Can Help Enhance Traditional Public Health Methods for Program Planning and Evaluation

  1. Lister, C., Payne, H., Hanson, C.L., Barnes, M.D., Davis, S.F., Manwaring, T. (2017). The Public Health Innovation Model: Merging Private Sector Processes with Public Health Strengths. Front Public Health, 5, 192.
  2. Chan, K. (2018). A Design Thinking Mindset Beyond the Public Health Model. World Medical & Health Policy, 10(1), 111-119.
  3. Altman, M., Huang, T.T.K., Breland, J.Y. (2018). Design Thinking in Health Care. Prev Chronic Dis, 15 (180128).

Enhance Your Problem Definition and Strengthen the Case for Your Innovative Tool Choice with Human-Centered Design Research

  1. More details on user research data collection and analysis methods can be found on the Design Kit website by or download their The Field Guide to Human-Centered Design.

Think Creatively to Generate Innovative Tools to Test in Your Target Population

  1. Mashup Ideation Method: IDEO U. (2015). Ideation Method: Mash-Up.
  2. Other ideation methods found on the Design Kit website by or in their The Field Guide to Human-Centered Design.