August 6, 2007 WIC Update

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SUBJECT 1: HANDS Help Desk Coverage- August 15 & 16, 2007
SUBJECT 2: Fit WIC MO FY07 Evaluation
SUBJECT 3: Updated WIC Nutrition Education Resource Request
SUBJECT 4: Caseload Update

  1. HANDS Help Desk Coverage- August 15 & 16, 2007:  There will be no HANDS Help Desk coverage on August 15 from 1:00-5:00 and August 16 from 9:00-3:00.  If you have questions, contact Mark Davis at mark.davis@health.mo.gov or 573-526-5323 or 800-392-8209.
  2. Fit WIC MO FY07 Evaluation:  Each local WIC provider that participated in Fit WIC MO in FFY07 is asked to complete the attached Evaluation (Table 8).  Any agency that wrote a goal, objective, strategy or activity in the FFY07 LAP should complete the evaluation.  On the attached form, simply check the nutrition and physical activity goals that your agency selected in FFY07, report how many participants selected each goal and how many were successful at making the behavior change.  Then check which activity to support WIC staff or which community activity your agency selected and give a brief report of the results.  A few open-ended questions give you the opportunity to tell us what is working well for you and what barriers you are experiencing as you implement Fit WIC MO.  Return this electronically to Rita Arni at rita.arni@health.mo.gov no later than September 30, 2007.
  3. The WIC Nutrition Education Resource Request form (WIC-7) has been updated.  Please begin using the updated WIC-7 form for ordering nutrition education materials.  If you have any suggestions and/or questions, please contact Takako Tagami at Takako.Tagami@health.mo.gov.
  4. Caseload Update:  We have received the July 2007 caseload figures.  Caseload continues to climb with services in July to 136,908 participants.  See caseload graph.  This is very close to the highest caseload Missouri WIC has ever had - 136,993 in August 2006.  Thank you for your dedicated efforts to reach out to potential WIC participants and provide needed services.  If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Lyn Konstant at Lyn.Konstant@health.mo.gov or Jim Schindler at James.Schindler@health.mo.gov.

Attachment:
FIT WIC FFY 2007 Evaluation
WIC-7 Nutrition Education Material Request Form 8-02-07
Missouri WIC Caseload Analysis Oct-July 07