September 5, 2017 WIC Update


SUBJECT 1: FFY18 LA Contracts
SUBJECT 2: Coding Leave Time Within WIC Invoicing System
SUBJECT 3: 2018 Missouri WIC State Plan Proposed
SUBJECT 4: 15th Annual Missouri Health Policy Summit
SUBJECT 5: 2018 National WIC Association Calendar
SUBJECT 6: CEU Corner

JOB POSTING: Nutritionist - City of St. Joseph Health Department

 

SUBJECT 1: FFY18 LA Contracts. The local agency (LA) contracts for FFY18 have been mailed to WIC Agency Administrators. If your agency does not receive the contract in the mail by September 25, please contact Laura Thompson at Laura.Thompson@health.mo.gov or 573-526-7901. If you have content questions about your contract, please contact your TA Team.

The FFY2018 Local Agency Nutrition Services Scope of Work and all attachments are located here on our website.

SUBJECT 2: Coding Leave Time Within WIC Invoicing System. Beginning October 1, 2017, the assignment of Local Agency staff leave expenses (e.g., vacation, sick, maternity, etc.) to a direct cost category should be handled in the same manner that each Local Agency staff wages are assigned. For example, if an employee’s wages are paid 100% from nutrition services, then 100% of the leave would be coded to the nutrition services cost category. If the employee’s wages are 60% nutrition services and 40% breastfeeding, then the leave would be coded to 60% nutrition services and 40% breastfeeding. Additional guidance will be provided regarding how to determine percentages via email. Questions about coding time within the WIC Invoicing System should be directed to your Local Agency’s administrative technical assistant (TA).

SUBJECT 3: 2018 Missouri WIC State Plan Proposed. The proposed 2018 Missouri WIC State Plan is currently under review and has been posted for review on the Missouri WIC website.

Comments on the proposed state plan may be directed to Angela Oesterly, WIC State Director, at Angela.Oesterly@health.mo.gov

SUBJECT 4: 15th Annual Missouri Health Policy Summit. The MU Center for Health Policy (CHP) and the Missouri Council for Activity and Nutrition (MOCAN) is hosting the 15th Annual Missouri Health Policy Summit, Setting the Table for Success, on October 26-27, 2017 at the Hilton Garden Conference Center in Columbia. Go to the following website for more information on the Summit, including the agenda and a link to the online registration.

SUBJECT 5: 2018 National WIC Association Calendar. The 2018 WIC calendars will be shipping to local agencies the week of September 25th. If you have questions or would like to receive the calendars at a later date, please contact Takako Tagami at Takako.Tagami@health.mo.gov

SUBJECT 6: CEU Corner.
Nutritional Misconceptions Travel Across the Globe - Different Cultures, Similar Observations
Different cultures have different perspectives on nutrition, but too often myth supersedes understanding. This webinar will identify various nutritional misconceptions observed across cultures, including myths related to weight loss, infant feeding practices, and nutritional intake during pregnancy and lactation. Current evidence will be discussed to distinguish fact from fiction. Utilizing appealing methods, such as edutainment, will be recommended as a way to help educate multi-cultural clients and communities to ultimately help improve their health through evidence-based nutrition. Cultural sensitivity and current challenges to effectively deliver nutrition messages will be referred to throughout the presentation by Hiba Hamadeh. This Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics webinar will be broadcast live on September 5th from 12:00 noon-1:00 p.m. Central Time, with a cost of $19.99 (member) or $49 (non-member).

Community Partnerships for Healthy Mothers and Children (CPHMC) Project Tools and Resources
This live webinar will share tools and resources from National WIC Association's Community Partnerships for Healthy Mothers and Children project that any WIC local agency can use for community health projects such as WIC referral tools, breastfeeding resources, and more. You can learn more about the CPHMC project at http://www.greaterwithwic.org/

The webinar will be held on September 14th at 2:00 p.m. Central Time.

WIC Positions

JOB POSTING: Nutritionist - City of St. Joseph Health Department. This position assists with administering the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program, while following the policies and procedures established by the federal and state government. The Nutritionist will also provide nutrition and breastfeeding counseling for the participants. No supervisory responsibilities; limited budgetary responsibilities. Minimum qualifications include: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university in a nutrition related field with at least fifteen (15) semester hours in food and nutrition; including at least one course in Diet Therapy and one course in Community Nutrition. For more information, and to apply online, visit our website at www.stjoemo.info. A transcript, cover letter, and resume must be submitted with the application.

The City of St. Joseph Health Department is an equal opportunity employer.