October 3, 2011 WIC Update

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SUBJECT 1: MOWINS Release 2.13.08
SUBJECT 2: Crystal Reports
SUBJECT 3: Help Desk Coverage-Columbus Day Holiday
SUBJECT 4: New Infant Feeding Magazines

  1. MOWINS Release 2.13.08: We will push a new release to the MOWINS production database on Monday, October 17, 2011. The release will contain two changes. This is not considered a major release. An e-mail with details of the two changes and installation instructions will be sent to all WIC Coordinators and Nutrition Coordinators on Monday, 10/3/2011. We ask that you allow one hour for the download before your clinic begins on 10/17. You can begin the download as early as 6 am on 10/17 and there will be help desk coverage that day as well. Coordinators, please check your e-mail on 10/3 for the instructions mentioned above and share with all staff. If you have any questions, please contact Melissa Seaver at Melissa.Seaver@health.mo.gov.

  2. Crystal Reports: Several changes are being made to the reports posted in Crystal. We’ve corrected the issues that you were seeing regarding the speed of the reports to open. All reports now should take only seconds to open the parameter window and then only seconds to open the actual report.

    On Monday, October 17, 2011, you will see another change. We will reorganize the reports in the Local Agency folder. New folders will be created for nutrition related reports, admin related reports, and others.

    We hope that by making these changes, you will find the reports easier to use and locate. A final table of contents (TOC) document will be sent in an e-mail to all WIC Coordinators and Nutrition Coordinators by Tuesday, 10/11/2011. Anytime there is a change in Crystal reports, a new TOC will be sent.

    If you have any questions, please contact Melissa Seaver at Melissa.Seaver@health.mo.gov

  3. Help Desk Coverage-Columbus Day Holiday: The state office will be closed on Monday, October 10, 2011 for Columbus Day. However, there will be one staff person on the WIC Help Desk from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. If you have questions, please contact Melissa Seaver at Melissa.Seaver@health.mo.gov.

  4. New Infant Feeding Magazines: Two new magazines from the National WIC Association’s “Feeding Your Baby” series are now available in the DHSS warehouse. “Bringing Home Baby” provides information onhow to feed babies during the critical first 6 weeks, with an emphasis on breastfeeding.”Let’s Eat” is about how to introduce solid foods. Both magazines are available in English and Spanish. To order go to http://health.mo.gov/warehouse/e-literature.html (see catalog numbers below). Attached are samples of each magazine. (TWO ATTACHMENTS)

    #563 Bringing Home Baby (English)
    #564 Bringing Home Baby (Spanish)
    #565 Let’s Eat! (English)
    #567 Let’s Eat! (Spanish)

    If you have any questions, please contact your District Nutritionist.

Attachments:
Let's Eat English Sample
BHB English Sample