August 16, 2010 WIC Update

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SUBJECT 1:  Mandatory Revision 10 Risk Factor Training
SUBJECT 2:  6 Pack (8.25 oz) Boost Kid Essential
SUBJECT 3:  Labor Day Holiday–September 6, 2010
SUBJECT 4:  2010 WIC Conference – Poster Session
SUBJECT 5:  Book Titled: From Telling to Teaching Arriving in the Mail
SUBJECT 6:  Dietetics Internship Preceptor Recruiting Drive
SUBJECT 7:  Learning Dynamics Newsletter
JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: ADMINISTRATOR/RN – Osage County Health Department

  1. Mandatory Revision 10 Risk Factor Training:  The Revision 10 Risk Factor training (pre-recorded Webinar) will be posted and available later this month (August).  Registration is not required.  The webinar is about 30 minutes in length.  It will take about 60 minutes total to view the webinar and review the policies and Risk Factor Detail Guide.  A Weekly Update message will be sent at a later date when the Webinar is available for viewing.

    Post training conference calls (optional) scheduled in September by districts will allow local agencies to ask questions regarding the Revision 10 implementation.
    September 9, 2010:   9 – 11 AM (Eastern District)
    September 9, 2010:   1 – 3 PM (Central District)
    September 15, 2010:  9 – 11 AM (Southeast District)
    September 15, 2010:  1 – 3 PM (Southwest District)
    September 16, 2010:  9 – 11 AM (Northwest District)
    September 16, 2010:  1 – 3 PM (Northeast District)

    If you have any questions regarding this information, please contact D'Anne Ward at 1-800-392-8209 or email danne.ward@health.mo.gov.   

  2. 6 Pack (8.25 oz) Boost Kid Essential:  Some local WIC providers have informed us that not all grocery stores have been able to get the 4 pack (8.25 oz) Boost Kid Essentials.  Because of this, we have reactivated in MOWINS the 6 pack (8.25 oz) Boost Kid Essentials All Flavors.  If you need to issue the 8.25 oz Boost Kid Essentials it will be necessary for you to contact the vendors in your area to see which pack size they carry.  We are hoping that the 4 pack is available soon since we were notified that it was to begin taking place in April 2010 and that the 6 pack was being removed from the market.  We will keep both the 4 pack and 6 pack of this formula in MOWINS until the end of December, 2010. As with any changes in MOWINS, the Local WIC provider staff will need to log off of MOWINS in order to receive the formula update in MOWINS.  Contact your district TA staff with any questions.

  3. Labor Day Holiday–September 6, 2010:  The State WIC Office, including the WIC Help Desk, will be closed on Monday, September 6, 2010. If you have questions, contact Mark Davis at Mark.Davis@health.mo.gov or 573-526-5323 or 800-392-8209.

  4. 2010 WIC Conference – Poster Session:  There will be a poster session at the 2010 WIC Conference, October 25, 26 and 27, 2010.  The poster session is open to all local WIC providers who would like to participate.  So that there is enough space for all of the posters, please complete the attached and submit to Reba Brown at Reba.Brown@health.mo.gov.  Deadline for submitting your poster request is September 10, 2010.  If you have questions, please contact Rita Arni at Rita.Arni@health.mo.gov.

  5. Book Titled: From Telling to Teaching Arriving in the Mail:  The state WIC office is mailing copies of the book, A Dialogue Approach to Adult Learning – From Telling to Teaching, to each local agency nutrition coordinator.  There should be about one book per nutritionist.  This book will assist professional staff become more efficient in learning and applying the dialogue approach to adult learning, a part of the VENA process.  We do have a few extra copies, so additional copies may be requested through your district nutritionist as long as the supply lasts.  The book will be beneficial to all CPAs providing nutrition counseling, so please share among professional staff.  You will want a copy for each permanent satellite site.  Contact your district nutritionist with any questions.

  6. Dietetics Internship Preceptor Recruiting Drive:  As a Local WIC Provider in Missouri, a role some agencies are asked to fulfill is to offer a WIC clinic experience for DHSS Dietetic Interns.  The DHSS PDI (Program for Dietetic Interns) is your top priority, but you may also be able to provide that experience for additional interns.  Contact Michele Bailey at Michele.bailey@health.mo.gov to volunteer to precept a DHSS PDI intern.  Agencies with RDs on staff are encouraged to complete the survey at the link below to indicate your interest for precepting an intern from another program.

    The following information is from the Commission on Dietetic Education: 
    Preceptors are critical to the education of Registered Dietitians and Dietetic Technicians Registered, so the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education (CADE) and the Commission on Dietetics Registration (CDR) are cooperating to recruit practitioners who would like to precept students and match them with education programs that need them.  A survey is now available to all registered dietitians and dietetic technicians registered to develop a list of practitioners who are interested in becoming preceptors.  The list will be compiled this fall and made available to dietetics programs to help the profession expand its capacity in order to meet the need for qualified practitioners.  If you are interested in becoming a preceptor, please complete the form at the following link. http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/preceptorinterestsurvey

  7. Learning Dynamics Newsletter:  Attached is the latest “Customer Service Notes for WIC.”  This issue is on non-verbal communication, and specifically facial expressions. The focus of the article is on the importance non-verbal communication in serving WIC participants. 

Attachments:
WIC Tips for August 2010
2010 WIC Conference Poster Session

 


WIC Positions

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: ADMINISTRATOR/RNOsage County Health Department
The Osage County Health Department is accepting applications for an Administrator/RN.  The Gasconade County Health Department has chosen to terminate the contract for Osage County Services, therefore the newly formed Osage County Health Department is advertising for an administrator/registered nurse.  Minimum qualifications for this position:  Graduation from a four-year university or college, with specialization in nursing.  Five years of experience in the field of public health, medical care, or a closely related field.  Energetic, hard working registered nurse responsible for health department administration, WIC coordination, Communicable Disease Monitoring and Investigations, coordination of Maternal Child Health, Emergency Management and Planning, and Child Care Provider Consultations contracts is being sought for this new position.
For application contact:
Osage County Clerk’s Office
Telephone: (573) 897-2139 Ext 110

Email: osage@sos.mo.gov