2006 WIC Updates

December 26, 2006
HANDS Help Desk Coverage - Effective immediately
2008 National WIC Association Calendar Art Competition
Guidelines for Nutrition Education and Coding ER# 2.06100
Nutritionist Staffing in LWPs
Program Updates Training March 2007 - St. Charles/St. Louis Training Site Location
Champions for Healthy Kids Grants - American Dietetic Association Foundation
Revised Local WIC Provider Supply Request Form (WIC 8)
Opportunity To Review The New High Risk Care Plan Form (WIC 55)

December 18, 2006
Technical Assistance Contact for HemoCue
Mandatory March WIC Program Updates Training
Ross Product Change:  Glass Bottle (4-ounce) to Plastic Bottle (2-ounce)
Revised Nutrition Education Report Form (WIC 49)

December 11, 2006
MyPyramid For Pregnancy Brochure
WICNS exploring possible part-time PDI

December 4, 2006
2007 Client Services Enhancement Project (Attachments Application, A, B, C)
Formula Approvals December 14, 2006 
Program for Dietetic Interns (PDI)
Birth Defects Prevention Month Information Packet
Translated Versions of the Weight Gain During Pregnancy Brochure

November 27, 2006
HANDS changes implementation dates - Nutrition Assessment
New Nutrition Assessment Forms
English and Translated Versions of “A Special Message for Grandparents” Brochure
Enhancement Projects Update (Attachment 2006 Enhancement Project Results)

November 13, 2006
WIC Training Schedule January - June 2007
New Nutrition Education Codes - Questions and Answers
Educational Opportunity - Providing Culturally Appropriate Health Care - Why it Matters
Translated Versions of the Exit Counseling Brochure
Food To Grow On - Spanish Version (#620)
Medela Breast Pump Order

November 6, 2006
Educational Opportunity
Track Training Name Change
Translated Versions of the WIC Participant Rights and Responsibilities (Outer Part of the WIC Participant ID Folder)
WIC Caseload Tracking
Medela Breastpumps and Pumping Kits

October 30, 2006
HWNE Nutrition Education screen
Springfield's VENA Training Site Change - Reminder
Value Enhanced Nutrition Assessment (VENA) Dates to Remember
New WIC Preschool Activity Sheets Now Available on WIC Works
Cultural Competency 101 Training and Resource Extra Manuals
Cultural Competency Resource Materials
FFY2007 WIC-24

October 23, 2006
Microsoft Office 2000 Licenses

October 16, 2006
You Are Invited
Extra Formula (Attachments)
Educational Opportunity
Formula Approvals October 17 - 19, 2006
October 21- HANDS Will Be on Emergency Power
Microsoft Office 2000 Licenses
Program Updates Q/A

October 10, 2006
You Are Invited
Progress on the Federal WIC Budget
Planning for a New WIC Data System
HANDS Screens changes effective 10/10/06
Updated Local WIC Provider Supply Request Form (WIC-8)
Southwest District Health Office moved
Bio Hazard Bags Delivered

October 2, 2006
Getting FAMIS Inquiry Access for Local WIC Provider (LWP) Staff
You Are Invited
National WIC Association's WIC 2007 Calendars
Required Signature Statement - Farsi Version
New WIC Participant Identification (ID) Folders
Two New Committees to Form
Progress on the Federal WIC Budget
Planning for a New WIC Data System

September 25, 2006
Computer Equipment Replacement for LWPs
Exclusion of FSSA payments for Military Families to Continue
Program for Dietetic Interns

September 18, 2006
Viewers for Microsoft Office Software
ASAP Requests
Nutrition Education HANDS changes – Reminder
HANDS Training Dates
Required Signature Statement - Translated Versions
Formula and Medical Foods Reference Sheet
Microcuvettes Delivered September 18-20, 2006
VENA Self-Evaluation Questionnaire (Due October 15)

September 11, 2006
New WIC MICAs - Data by Agency
Nutrition Education - HANDS changes to the HWNE screen
Program Updates Training and VENA
WIC-10-SP- (10-06 version) Spanish
Educational Opportunity
Bright Ideas for using the Eat Smart Play Hard

September 5, 2006
Returned Food Instruments (FI) - System Procedure
Description Changes of Enfamil LIPIL Products on the Checks - Effective September 5, 2006
Nutrition Education Codes
Extra Formula 
Shipping Plan For Updated WIC Forms
DATE CHANGE: 2006 National Maternal Nutrition Intensive Course will now be held on October 2nd & 3rd

August 28, 2006
WIC Updates Move to the Web: Requires Action
Approved 2007 LWP Contract Scope Of Work

August 21, 2006
Map and Phone List of Technical Assistance Contacts for Local WIC Providers
2006 Enhancement Grant Billing
Microcuvette Survey: Time to order microcuvettes for the next 6 months 
Availability of Gentlease

August 17, 2006
New Participation Reports

August 14, 2006
Meet the WIC Director
WIC Updates Move to the Web
HANDS Change for H225 BF data
HANDS Screens changes effective immediately
WIC Educational Literature
Lesson Plan Worksheet for LAP

August 7, 2006
VENA Training
USDA/FNS Proposed WIC Food Package Rule

July 31, 2006
Updated Formula and Food Reference Materials

July 24, 2006
Value Enhanced Nutrition Assessment (VENA) Training -Save the Dates
MyPyramid: Simple Steps to Healthy Living Questionnaire
2006 Annual WIC Vendor Training
LAP Email July 21, 2006

July 17, 2006
Recommended WIC Food Package Changes
Infant Breastfeeding Rates and HANDS Changes
Breastfeeding Conference
LAP Information

July 10, 2006
HANDS Changes
DRAFT Local WIC Provider Contract for 2007

July 3, 2006
2006 WIC Operations Manual (WOM)

June 26, 2006
FFY2007 WIC State Plan Goals and Objectives
Cultural Competency Training
Mandatory August WIC Program Updates Training
Current Practices in Breastfeeding and Infant Sleep Positioning: A Guide For Education of Prenatal and Postpartum Women - September 12 and 13, 2006.
Ross's Product Description Changes on Labels and MJN Discontinuance of 12 oz Next Step Lipil

June 19, 2006
Current Practices in Breastfeeding and Infant Sleep Positioning Seminar Sept. 12 and 13, 2006
World Breastfeeding Week Promotion Materials
Reminder - Cultural Competency 101 - Training Registration Brochure
Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Applications

June 12, 2006
Agenda for District Meetings with the WIC Director (Attachment)
Invalid Medical Data Report Corrections
June 15, 2006 WIC State Office Staff Availability

June 5, 2006
WIC Audit Closure Correspondence
Color Laser Printers
Extra Formula
Correction to WIC Update - May 30, 2006 (Congratulations to Ozark Community Health Department - Should have been listed as Ozark County Health Department)

May 30, 2006
District Meetings with the WIC Director
Mandatory August WIC Program Updates Training (Attachment)
Breastfeeding Promotion Orientation Training (Attachment)
World Breastfeeding Week
Congratulations to Ozark Community Health Department and the Daviess County Health Department
HANDS Changes

May 25, 2006 Special Update
Questionnaire from Food Research and Action Center

May 22, 2006
Breastfeeding Peer Counseling Program FFY 2007 - Applications
Cultural Competency 101 - Workshop Registration Brochure
Next Step LIPIL and Next Step ProSobee LIPIL 12 ounce cans

May 15, 2006
Annual WIC News Release
WIC Caseload Analysis
Federal WIC Budget
Manual WIC Check Printing Program REVISED Updates as of May 15
Please disregard any previous messages about the Manual Check Printing Updates

May 9, 2006
WIC Training Schedule for July through December 2006
Smoking Cessation Education to Staff
WIC 30 Revision

May1, 2006 (2 of 2)
Manual WIC Check Printing Program Updates for May 1, 2006

May 1, 2006 (1 of 2)
Put a Local Face on WIC
Revised Specialty Milk Food Packages (1/2 Gallon and Quart)
Extra Formula
Nutrition and Breastfeeding Conference - Phoenix, Arizona - September 2006
2nd WIC Update Later Today: Manual WIC Check Printing
Program Updates to be Released after 3PM today

April 24, 2006
Nutrition Coordinator Training June 19 and 20 - Reminder
Missouri Takes Action on Obesity Conference June 29
Battling Pediatric Overweight Utilizing Web-based Tools for Kid-Friendly Counseling Educational Opportunity on August 9th
2006 National Maternal Nutrition Intensive Course on October 5th-6th
Playscapes Office Decorating Information
Reminder: Complete your Mid-year Evaluation
FFY2007 WIC Local Agency Plan (LAP) Training

April 17, 2006
Missouri WIC Income Guidelines for April 1, 2006 - March 31, 2007
HANDS (PROD) Mainframe Password Changes

April 10, 2006
Updated Local WIC Provider Supply Request Form - WIC 8
Policy ER# 3.02000 Income Exclusion Revised

April 3, 2006
Spring Cleaning for Computer Equipment
Folic Acid Brochures and Baby Your Baby Keep Sake Books
HemoCue wants to pick-up old analyzers.

March 28, 2006 (2 of 2)
ER# 2.10300 Prenatal Weight Gain Chart
ER#2.10400 Growth Charts - (3 policies were combined into 1 policy ER# 2.10400) ER# 2.03500 Weighing and Measuring Guide: Infants and Children; ER# 2.03700 Head Circumference Guidelines for Infants and
ER# 2.03800 Growth Charts.)
Risk Factor Definitions Table (long version which includes women, infants and children)
Risk Factors Infant and Children List (short version)

March 28, 2006 (1 of 2)
ER# 2.04220 Underweight or At Risk of Becoming Underweight Infants and Children (A3)
ER# 2.04300 Inadequate Growth or Failure to Thrive Risk Factor (X3)
ER# 2.05400 Low Birth Weight and Very Low Birth Weight (X4)
ER# 2.05500 Prematurity (X5)
ER# 2.05600 Small for Gestational Age (X6)
ER# 2.05700 Low Head Circumference (X7)
Decision Tree for Plotting Gestational Age

March 27, 2006 Special Update
Information from the National WIC Association (NWA)

March 27, 2006
WIC Check Image Quality
Income Guidelines
Food Package and Food Item Code Listings - EFFECTIVE April 17, 2006 (Attachments)
Healthy Eating Educational Materials FREE (Attachment)
Revision 7 Nutrition Risk Factor Policies
Educational Opportunity - Weight Loss in Teens (Attachment)
HANDS Training and HANDS Refresher Training are being canceled for October 2006
Final Notice - HANDS System Change

March 20, 2006
New Food Packages - Speciality Milk
Training: State Agency and Local WIC Provider Responsibilities Policy
Guidelines for Approved Nutrition Education Resources Policy
2006-2007 Program for Dietetic Interns (PDI)
WIC Learning Online (WLOL)
Microcuvette Orders

March 16, Special Email
USDA Non-Discrimination Statement for WIC Materials

March 6, 2006
Civil Rights - Limited English Proficiency (LEP)

March 13, 2006 Congressional District Contacts

March 13, 2006 - Second Update
Congressional Visits

March 13, 2006
Fit WIC Missouri
Suggestions for the High Risk Nutrition Care Plan Forms
FNS Community & Faith Contacts - FSP Outreach Tool Kits
Missouri WIC Income Guidelines April 1, 2006- March 31, 2007
Surge Protectors
2006 Client Services Enhancement Grants Successful Applicants

March 13, 2006 Weekend Storms

March 6, 2006
Direct Entry Implementation Training Meetings available in June 2006
USDA Non-Discrimination Statement for WIC Materials - Supercedes what was sent in Dec. 5, 2005 Email
Breastfeeding Coordinator Training - April 4 and 5, 2006
Missouri Takes Action On Obesity Conference - June 29th
WIC 30 Revision - Comments and Samples Wanted
Microcuvettes Ordered

March 1, 2006 - Special Update
Surge Protector/Backup Battery Units
2006 Client Services Enhancement Project Application Notification

February 27, 2006
Spanish Version of Diet Intake Forms for Children and Women - Attachments (2)
Extra Anthropometric Equipment Available
Update on Client Services Enhancement Project Requests

February 21, 2006 - Special Update

February 21, 2006
Updated Formula Issuance Report For Infants - HWIIS010-01
Clarification of New Training Format for Track Training
Upcoming Nutrition Changes in Missouri WIC
HANDS System Change - Reminder

February 14, 2006
Food Package Changes: ProSobee, Pregestimil, and Specialty Milk
University of Alabama Pediatric Nutrition Satellite Training
State WIC Staff Pictorial Directory

January 30, 2006
Microcuvette Survey: Time to order microcuvettes for the next 6 months. (Attachment: Cuvettes On Hand Letter)
Formula Approvals and Formula Reference Sheet
Ideas for the Initial Nutrition Education Contact Brochure ("00" Contact Education)
HANDS System Change for "Unknown" Race and/or Ethnicity

January 23, 2006
Breastfeeding-Friendly WIC Clinics
Reminder - Cultural Competency Survey (Second Sending)
National Nutrition Month® Step Up to Nutrition & Health
Local WIC Provider Planning Calendar for 2006
New HANDS Refresher Training

January 17, 2006
Farmers' Market Nutrition Program and Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program Update
WIC Office to get Automated Phone System
Upcoming HANDS System Change for "Unknown" Race and/or Ethnicity
Upcoming HANDS System Change "Number of Days WIC Food Instrument is Valid to be Redeemed"
Corrections to WIC Coordinator's Listing
Change in HANDS Trainings
WIC Forms and Brochures on the DHSS Website
Birth Defects Prevention Brochures

January 9, 2006
Children's Growth Wall Chart
Electric Breast Pump Guidance

January 3, 2006
WIC Coordinator's Listing
HANDS System Change
Cultural Competency Survey
Breastfeeding Coordinator Training - Save the Date - April 4 and 5, 2006
WIC Approved Speciality Milk
Availability of Forms in the DHSS Warehouse and WIC 8 Local WIC Provider Supply Request
January - Birth Defects Prevention Month