December 5, 2016 WIC Update


SUBJECT 1: MOWINS Software Release 2.27.01 - Important Update
SUBJECT 2: "Using Loving Support to Grow and Glow in WIC" Training
SUBJECT 3: Translated Version of the Notice of Certification Sticker (WIC 73)

 

SUBJECT 1: MOWINS Software Release 2.27.01 - Important Update. MOWINS release 2.27.01 will be put into production on January 22, 2017. The release includes bug fixes regarding risk factors and health information. There will also be changes to the drop down menus for Residency and Physical Presence. More information on the details of the release will be included in upcoming WIC Updates. Agencies have the option to download the release between 1:00 pm and 5:00 pm on Sunday afternoon, January 22. The MOWINS Help Desk will be available 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm on Sunday to assist as needed. Agencies with Monday clinics that did not download the release on Sunday can do so on Monday morning. We are requesting agencies that do not have clinics on Monday to wait until at least Monday afternoon to download the release.

If you have computers that are not regularly used, they do not need to be updated on Monday, January 23. Please wait to update them later during the week. All computers must be updated by February 3 to ensure the download is successfully installed.

When downloading the release, remember to Reset Local Reference Data and Update Local Reference Data and then log off of MOWINS. Before doing Reset Local Reference Data, close the clinic application window. The W must still be open in the lower icon tray. When the clinic window is open, it locks the data files on the workstation and doesn’t always allow the necessary updates to occur.

Please note: The next MOWINS Release will be Saturday, July 1, 2017. This release will have MOWINS enhancements and bug fixes. Please do not schedule WIC clinics on July 1, 2017.

If you have questions contact the MOWINS Help Desk at 1-800-554-2544 or WICHelpDesk@health.mo.gov

SUBJECT 2: "Using Loving Support to Grow and Glow in WIC" Training. Please remember all new local agency staff are required to attend the training "Using Loving Support to Grow and Glow in WIC" within 6 months of the date they are hired. Nutritionists and CPAs must attend both days of training and all other staff (WIC Coordinators, WIC Clerks, HPAs, Certifiers, etc.) need only attend the first day, with the second day being optional.

There are several trainings scheduled in FY 2017 in Jefferson City and other sites throughout the state. For a list of training sites and dates click here. Registration for this training is now available online and can be accessed by clicking here. If you have questions about this training, please contact Kathy Mertzlufft at 573-526-4792 or by email at Kathy.Mertzlufft@health.mo.gov.

SUBJECT 3: Translated Version of the Notice of Certification Sticker (WIC 73). The printer-friendly version of the Notice of Certification Sticker (WIC 73) is now available in 18 different languages. It is formatted for Avery 5163 mailing labels (2" x 4") and can be downloaded and printed as needed. It can be found by clicking here, and clicking on the Administrative Forms drop-down menu. If you have any questions, please contact Takako Tagami at Takako.Tagami@health.mo.gov.