March 31, 2014 WIC Update


SUBJECT 1: New Income Guidelines
SUBJECT 2: Crystal Reports
SUBJECT 3: Pregnancy and Second Hand Smoke
SUBJECT 4: Selfie or Group Selfie for 40th Anniversary Celebration


  1. New Income Guidelines: The new income guidelines that will go into effect on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 are attached. MOWINS will be updated on April 1 to reflect the new guidelines. The laminated cards are currently being printed and will be sent out within the next few weeks. If you have questions, please contact Mark Davis at Mark.Davis@health.mo.gov or Debby Hanlon at Debby.Hanlon@health.mo.gov or 800-392-8209. (ONE ATTACHMENT)

  2. Crystal Reports: New and/or revised reports were posted to Crystal on March 24, 2014. Please review the table of contents (attached) or at http://health.mo.gov/living/families/wic/wiclwp/data.php. If you have any questions about the new and/or revised reports, please contact your TA team member. (ONE ATTACHMENT)

  3. Pregnancy and Second Hand Smoke: Women exposed to secondhand smoke in their lifetime, not just when in their reproductive years or when pregnant, have increased risk for adverse pregnancy outcomes including miscarriage, stillbirth and tubal ectopic pregnancy. Attached are study results from a cross-sectional analysis of historical data from the Women’s Health Initiative addressing pregnancy and smoking. (ONE ATTACHMENT)

  4. Selfie or Group Selfie for 40th Anniversary Celebration: The 2014 WIC Conference Planning Committee would like to have selfies or group selfies with your agency’s WIC Staff as well as current or past WIC participants. As a current or past WIC participant, if you choose, please add how WIC has changed your life or what it has meant to you and/or your family. A selfie is a self photograph typically taken with smart phones. They are often casual, are typically taken either with a camera held at arm's length or in a mirror, and typically include either only the photographer (selfies) or as many people as can be in focus (group selfie). If you would like to provide a selfie or group selfie, please complete the attached release form and submit along with photo to Darla Ketchum at Darla.Ketchum@TMCmed.org. (ONE ATTACHMENT)

Attachments:
Income Guidelines 4-1-14 thru 3-31-15
TOC Crystal WIC Reports
Pregnancy and Secondhand Smoke
Form: Selfie or Group Selfie