September 14, 2009 WIC Update

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SUBJECT 1: New WIC Participant and Transfer Participant Forms
SUBJECT 2: New WIC Food Package Formula Conversion Report
SUBJECT 3: Pictorial Missouri WIC New Food Packages – Samples
SUBJECT 4: Dr. Richter’s Fresh Produce Guide Book
SUBJECT 5: UPDATE of WIC Forms

  1. New WIC Participant and Transfer Participant Forms:  ITSD has created a program that is run on a weekly basis to match new WIC participants in MOWINS to their DCN number in HANDS (if one exists).  You therefore no longer need to fax, email or send in the New WIC Participant form.  There may still be participants that we cannot match automatically.  These cases may require information from the agency.  We will notify you via e-mail when your assistance is required.  Also, with the conversion of all agencies from HANDS to MOWINS, the Transfer Participant form is no longer required to be completed. Both forms have been removed from the MOWINS News webpage under the Help Desk Information icon.

    If you have questions, please contact the WIC Help Desk at WICHelpDesk@health.mo.gov or 800-554-2544.

  2. New WIC Food Package Formula Conversion Report:  The state WIC office has compiled a report indicating women and children (1 year of age and older) who's record indicates they have been issued a food instrument for a special formula or medical food.  The purpose of this report is to provide the CPA a listing of records which will require a food prescription to be tailored starting October 1st due to the new food package conversion.  We cannot place this report on the web since it includes names of WIC participants.  This report was sent to the LWP WIC and Nutrition Coordinator on Friday, September 11th.  If you have not received this report contact your district TA team.

  3. Pictorial Missouri WIC New Food Packages – Samples:  The State WIC office has developed pictorial sample food packages.  Please feel free to utilize samples to introduce new food packages to participants.  If you have any suggestions and/or questions, please contact Takako Tagami at Takako.Tagami@health.mo.gov.

  4. Dr. Richter’s Fresh Produce Guide Book: The State office shipped “Dr. Richter’s Fresh Produce Guide Book” to each local WIC provider between August 27, 2009 and September 4, 2009.  Please utilize this resource to learn more about fresh produce and counsel WIC participants on eating more fruit and vegetables.  If your agency has not received the books, please contact Takako Tagami at Takako.Tagami@health.mo.gov by September 21, 2009. 

  5. UPDATE of WIC Forms:  Below are updates on WIC forms:
    • Medical Documentation Form (WIC 27)  – Health Care Provider Authorization
      The WIC 27 form is being printed and will be shipped to all local WIC providers during the week of September 21, 2009.

    • Medical Documentation Form (WIC 29)
      The WIC 29 form will be discontinued effective October 1, 2009.  If your agency has unused WIC 29 forms, please recycle them.

    • WIC Supply Request Form (WIC 8) and WIC Nutrition Education Resource Request Form (WIC 7)
      The WIC 7 and 8 forms are being updated and will be included in the WIC Weekly Update message (September 28, 2009).

    If you have any suggestions and/or questions, please contact Takako Tagami at Takako.Tagami@health.mo.gov.

Attachments:
Pictorial Sample New Food Packages
USE of Dr. Richter F & V Book 09-11-09