Categories: Food Assistance and Nutrition, Obesity, Publications & Research, Technical Assistance, Women, Children and Adolescents
Author: Jennifer Decker, Gloria Aponte Clarke, Sherri Farias, Jan Kallio, Loren Bell, Vivian Gabor, Jodi Anthony. Contributors: Susan Middlestadt, PhD; Suganya Sockalingam, PhD; Douglas Taren, PhD
Publication date: May 15, 2009
Altarum Institute developed the Participant-Centered Nutrition Education Toolkit on behalf of the State WIC Programs in the Western Region through funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. This toolkit was developed to assist states with the assessment of PCE readiness and provide guidance and resources for the planning and implementation of the PCE model. The toolkit includes:
- The PCE Model, developed by Altarum in collaboration with the Western WIC PCE Steering Committee, includes a narrative description of the domains and features of PCE. The model, being both theoretical and practical, provides a framework for comprehensive, systemwide implementation of PCE. The model is flexible in design so that it can be modified or adapted to meet the unique needs of diverse state and local WIC programs.
- Assessment tools to assist State and local WIC programs to assess their readiness to implement PCE, identify their current environment and service delivery with regard to the PCE model, and track their efforts in implementing the model. Results from these assessments can be used as a starting point for strategic planning for PCE implementation and as measurement to assess progress.
- A training video providing a visual example of applying PCE skills in a WIC clinic setting. The video is designed to help familiarize staff with the concepts and skills of PCE as applied in a WIC nutrition appointment. (not available online)
- A resource guide to aid state and local WIC programs identify currently available resources they can use in their implementation of PCE.
- Two literature reviews; one examining the principles of PCE and a second describing the use of distance learning tools for paraprofessional staff.
Altarum will be happy to provide MS Word versions of any of the above documents so that WIC agencies or clinics can adapt the tools as necessary to meet their unique needs. To request MS Word documents, please email email@example.com and note the specific documents you are interested in receiving.
For more information regarding participant-centered nutrition education, the toolkit components, or a copy of Participant-Centered Nutrition Education in WIC: A Training Video, please contact Altarum’s PCE Team Leads, Loren Bell or Linnea Sallack, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|File||File type||File size|
|PCE Model.pdf||Adobe PDF||248 KB|
|Effectiveness of Distance Education Systems Lit Review.pdf||Adobe PDF||316 KB|
|Participant Centered Nutrition Education Lit Review.pdf||Adobe PDF||544 KB|
|PCE Assessment Tools.pdf||Adobe PDF||467 KB|
|PCE Resource Guide.pdf||Adobe PDF||547 KB|
Publications & Resources
- Disparities in Postpartum Depression Prevalence Affect Women Participating in WIC
- Steering Employees Toward Safer Care
- Altarum Center for Sustainable Health Spending Symposium: Sustainable Health Spending and the U.S. Federal Budget - July 24, 2012