December 29, 2014 WIC Update


SUBJECT 1: STATE WIC OFFICE CLOSED NEW YEAR’S DAY
SUBJECT 2: MANDATORY ADMINISTRATIVE UPDATE TRAINING - REGISTRATION OPEN
SUBJECT 3: UPDATED WOM POLICIES - PENDING PROOF CHANGE
SUBJECT 4: NWA LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE SCHOLARSHIP

JOB POSTING: PART-TIME COMMUNITY DIETITIAN - FAMILY CARE HEALTH CENTERS


SUBJECT 1: State WIC Office Closed New Year’s Day. The State WIC Office will be closed and there will be no WIC Help Desk coverage on New Year’s Day, January 1, 2015. If you have any questions, please contact Mark Davis at Mark.Davis@health.mo.gov or 573-526-5323 or 800-392-8209

SUBJECT 2: Mandatory Administrative Update Training - Registration Open. As was stated in the October 7 WIC Update, the USDA recently conducted a Management Evaluation of Missouri WIC. The WIC State Office is holding two trainings to provide guidance on the Nutrition and Administrative findings. The Administrative Update Trainings have now been scheduled for early in 2015 at 8 locations throughout the state. The WIC Coordinator from each agency must attend. Other WIC local agency counseling staff is encouraged to attend. You may register for the training here.

This is a one-half day training scheduled from 8:00 am - 12 noon or 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm. Dates and locations for trainings are as follows (location is listed first, followed by the date and time(s)):

If you have questions, contact Betty Cassidy at Betty.Cassidy@health.mo.gov 573-526-0209

SUBJECT 3: Updated WOM Policies - Pending Proof Change. USDA-approved revisions to three WOM policies:

These policies were changed to require proof of residency, income and identity before participants can be issued food instruments.  If the participant does not have any of these proofs, WIC benefits cannot be issued. These policies were effective on January 6, 2014 and are posted on the WOM site.

In reviewing reports from MOWINS, the State Office has identified instances of participants receiving FIs when one or more of these proofs are missing. The above WOM policies require all proofs to be received before benefits may be issued. When the participant returns with proofs, LWP staff must update MOWINS to indicate proof(s) received prior to printing checks. Please contact your Technical Assistance (TA) staff if you have questions regarding these policies

SUBJECT 4: NWA Leadership Conference Scholarship. The Missouri WIC Office is glad to be able to offer two scholarships for LWP staff to attend the 2015 NWA Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C., March 8-10. This conference provides a forum to discuss Federal initiatives affecting the health and nutritional well-being of WIC mothers and young children, and WIC’s role as a preventative public health nutrition program. The deadline for applications is January 9. Please see the attached application for more information. (ONE ATTACHMENT)

 


WIC Positions

JOB POSTING: Part-Time Community Dietitian - Family Care Health Centers. Family Care Health Centers has an opening for a part-time (24 hrs./week) Community Dietitian. Responsibilities include providing nutrition assessment, education and counseling to eligible WIC families, outpatient medical nutrition therapy, and community outreach. Qualifications: BS in Nutrition, RD or RD eligible; Licensed in Missouri. For additional information, please contact Amy Callico, RD, LD and Beth Kreisler, RD, LD at 314-353-5190 x3043, callia@lpha.mopublic.org, kreisb@lpha.mopublic.org

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