December 20, 2010 WIC Update

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SUBJECT 1: New York City Health Bucks Project for Food Stamp Users
JOB OPPORTUNITY: WIC Clinic Supervisor—Truman Medical Center

  1. New York City Health Bucks Project for Food Stamp Users: The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has implemented a Health Bucks projects to increase access to fresh produce and support local farmers. Health Bucks are $2 coupons that can be used by residents of low-income neighborhoods that are food stamps recipients, and they can incentivize food stamp users to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables at participating farmers’ markets. Additionally, they help support the local agricultural economy by adding to the income of local farmers and promoting the establishment of more farmers’ markets in previously underserved areas.

    Initiated in 2005, the Health Bucks program has experienced tremendous success.  Staff from the NYC Department of Health worked with the Center for Training and Research Translation (Center TRT) to translate Health Bucks for implementation by others.

    Visit the Center TRT website to learn more. The NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene shares Health Bucks program components, steps in implementation, resources required, keys to success, sample program materials, and more.


WIC Positions

JOB OPPORTUNITY-WIC Clinic Supervisor—Truman Medical Center:  If you share our passion for healthcare excellence, take your place among the best at Truman Medical Centers, the largest and most comprehensive safety net healthcare provider in Kansas City.  Named one of the nation's top academic medical centers, we’re a primary teaching two-hospital system for the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Health Sciences.  As a comprehensive, multi-faceted, not-for-profit health care system, TMC serves all patient demographics, regardless of the ethnic or socioeconomic backgrounds.

This position coordinates all activities related to daily operations in WIC clinics, supplemental grant activities and special focus areas. In addition performs duties of WIC dietitian on daily basis.  Work is performed under the general supervision of the WIC Program Manager and the Director of Community Programs.  We are seeking to recruit compassionate, energetic, self-directed co-workers who are looking for a dynamic career opportunity in community nutrition with clinical benefits.

To learn more, visit http://www.trumed.org/truweb/ selecting the Careers tab to Apply Online by searching for “WIC” jobs.  If you have any questions please call or email Brenda Brewer at 816-404-9743 Brenda.Brewer@tmcmed.org or Jim Wheaton at 816-404-9745 Jim.Wheaton@tmcmed.org.