February 7, 2005 WIC Update

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SUBJECT: E-mail from State WIC Office week of February 7 - 10, 2005

  1. The following information was sent to the WIC Vendors:

    NOTICE:  Effective March 1, 2005 - As a result of cost containment it has been noted that Dierbergs, Shop N Save, Schnucks, Save-A-Lot and other vendors may not have enough juices to meet the minimum requirement of 3 varieties of ready-to-serve juice in 46 ounce cans or plastic bottles. Effective March 1, 2005, any stores that do not have three varieties of juice are exempt for ready-to-serve juice in 46-ounce cans or plastic bottles. Stores must still maintain the 18-unit minimum but may stock only one or two varieties of this type of juice. The minimum stock requirement for frozen and shelf stable juice remains the same as before.
  2. Translated Exit Counseling Brochures - During the week of February 7 - 10, the State WIC office will be e-mailing you Exit Counseling brochures in different languages for your use. The State office is currently working on processing printing requisitions to make these brochures available at the DHSS warehouse. A form will be e-mailed to each LWP to determine quantity needs for each brochure and languages that your agency needs. The form will be in the e-mail with the brochures.
  3. Attached is the Civil Rights Training materials for teaching staff at the LWPS.  This material will assist you in carrying out the responsibilities related to equal opportunity in the delivery of benefits and services under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.  The training should be conducted on an annual basis and documented by the date, location, agenda, presenter and persons in attendance. On page 21 is the SUPERVISOR VERIFICATION OF COMPLETION. This verification form is to be completed and signed by the supervisor of the employee completing the Civil Rights Training module.  The signed form shall be retained in the agency training file as referenced in ER# 2.02100. If questions, please e-mail Rose Sipakati at sipakR@health.mo.gov.
  4. The State WIC Office will be closed February 11, 2005 in observance of Lincoln's Birthday.

    Have a great week.
    Phyllis

Attachments:
Direct Entry Form
WIC Certifier Registration Form May17th Training 1-25.doc