January 3, 2005 WIC Update

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SUBJECT: WIC Trainings

  1. Program Update Training is scheduled for Spring 2005.  The one-day session will provide attendees with updated program information and clarification regarding program issues since the last WIC Program update session.  Current information regarding policy and procedures as well as any administrative changes will be addressed.  These sessions are not designed to repeat the information provided in the last WIC update session, however, there may be some clarification to the information provided during the September-October 2004 session.  Program Updates is a mandatory training.  Please use the attached Spring 2005 WIC Program Updates training registration form to register for this.

    The trainings will be delivered via video conference at the Missouri Department of Health and Senior District Offices and at the WIC training facility in Jefferson City.  Please attend at the location closest to your office or home.  Locations of the district health offices and WIC training facility are listed below.  

    Training Dates: April 1, 4, and 8, 2005.  All district health offices are available for the above dates.

    Time:  9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  (Lunch - on your own 11:15 - 12:30)

    Locations: 
    Jefferson City:  930 Wildwood
    Eastern District:  220 South Jefferson, St. Louis
    Northeastern District:  708 Patton, Macon
    Northwestern District: 3717 Whitney Ave., Independence
    Southeastern District:  2875 James Blvd., Poplar Bluff
    Southwestern District:  1414 West Elfindale, Springfield

    One coordinator from each agency must attend the training.  If the WIC Coordinator and/or Nutrition Coordinator cannot attend, the agency CPA or Nutritionist should attend.  If an agency wishes to bring additional staff to the training, please contact D'Anne Ward.  Additional agency staff may attend if space is available.    

    Please state on the attached registration form your first and second choice for the training date and location, and fax as instructed to the State WIC office as soon as possible. Every attempt will be made to register attendees in their first choice of training date and location.
    Please register using the attached form only.  If you have any questions please contact D'Anne Ward, Nutrition Trainer, at the State WIC office at (800) 392-8209 or by e-mail at wardd@health.mo.gov.
  1. The Nutrition Coordinator Training is scheduled for March 29th - 31st 2005 in Jefferson City (DHSS Technical Training Room 920 Wildwood Drive).  This training is limited to the first ten registrants. Other registrants will be placed on the roster for the next training session which is scheduled for Nov 7th-10th 2005.

    The training is designed to be interactive and covers the various functions of the Nutrition Coordinator position, including planning, coordination, and implementation of all aspects of nutrition and breastfeeding services provided through the local WIC provider office. 

    Prerequisites include successful completion of WIC Tracks 1, 2 and 3, knowledge of the HANDS system, and the ability to maneuver around in the Electronic WIC Operations Manual (E-WOM). As additional preparation, please review your Track 1 training materials prior to attending Nutrition Coordinator training.

    Please complete the attached registration form as instructed.  If you have any additional questions please call Rose Sipakati at 1-800-392-8209 or email sipakr@dhss.mo.us.
  1. The State WIC office is interested in the local WIC Providers breast pump usage during 2004.  Please complete the 3rd attachment and return by January 7.    Thanks

    Have a great week.
    Phyllis

Attachments:
Registration Form Program Updates Training Spring 2005.doc
WIC Training Registration Form Jan 2005.doc