December 8, 2014 WIC Update


SUBJECT 1: FFY 2014 END-OF-YEAR INVOICING DUE DECEMBER 10, 2014
SUBJECT 2: NWA LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE SCHOLARSHIP
SUBJECT 3: MID CERTIFICATION ASSESSMENT (MCA) APPOINTMENT
SUBJECT 4: 2014 WIC CONFERENCE EVALUATION

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

SUBJECT 1: FFY 2014 End-of-Year Invoicing Due December 10, 2014. The deadline for submission of FFY 2014 end-of-year invoices is Wednesday, December 10, 2014. Expenses must have been incurred prior to October 1, 2014 to qualify for the FFY 2014 funding year. The grant year will close the end of December and payments beyond this date are not possible.
SUPPLEMENTAL Invoice due 12-10-2014 - ABSOLUTE DEADLINE

Please contact your District Technical Assistance staff if you need assistance. If you have any questions, please contact Laura Thompson at 573-526-7901, or 800-392-8209, or Laura.Thompson@health.mo.gov

SUBJECT 2: 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)

SUBJECT 3: Mid Certification Assessment (MCA) Appointment. Mid Certification Assessment (MCA) Appointment - This is a reminder that as more participants come into the clinic for a Mid Certification Assessment (MCA) appointment the process could be different depending upon when the participant was eligible for the program. The WIC staff will be able to determine the correct process after clicking on the “Show Details” on the Participants List Window.

For participants who were placed on the program prior to May 5, 2014, you will use the Participant Folder View to complete the required components. The Participant List Window will not display a MCA Due Date and the MCA CGS Icon will be grayed out.

For participants who were placed on the program after May 5, 2014, the system will display a MCA Due Date on the Participants List Screen. Please remember to use the MCA CGS Icon for the required entries and NOT the participant folder view.

It is important to remember that for either method the appropriate staff shall review the Risk Factor tab to determine if any dietary risk factors have been removed. Nutrition Risk Factors (425 & 427) may drop off depending on the questions asked. LWP staff will need to review all risk factors after doing a nutrition assessment and manually assign any that are appropriate and may have dropped off. If you do not re-assign the dietary risk factor in the record (and it was the only qualifying risk factor) it could prevent checks from being printed and issued. Refer to slide 67 of the Nutrition Assessment & Extended Certification Training (MCA)  

Please refer to slides 47-72 of the Nutrition Assessment & Extended Certification Training (MCA) training at this link http://health.mo.gov/living/families/wic/wictraining/programupdatestraining.php for clarification. In addition, review policy ER# 2.02800 Certification, Recertification and Infant Follow-Up Components policy. If you have any further questions please contact your TA Nutritionist

SUBJECT 4: 2014 WIC Conference Evaluation. MWA is requesting attendees to the WIC Conference to evaluate the conference. They have provided a link to the survey just click the link and it takes you to the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2014WICConference

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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