May 12, 2014 WIC Update

SUBJECT 1: Upcoming Holidays - Summer 2014
SUBJECT 2: Trauma, Mental Health Challenges and Substance Abuse Webinar - 5/29/214
SUBJECT 3: Changes to the Missouri WIC Approved Food List Schedule- Important!
JOB OPPORTUNITY: WIC Clerk - Platte County Health Department

  1. Upcoming Holidays - Summer 2014: The state WIC office will be closed and there will be no WIC help desk coverage on Monday, May 26 for Memorial Day; Friday, July 4 for Independence Day; and Monday, September 1 for Labor Day.

    If you have questions, please contact Mark Davis at or 573-526-5323 or 800-392-8209.

  2. Trauma, Mental Health Challenges and Substance Abuse Webinar - 5/29/214: Mental health and substance-use conditions often co-occur. Approximately 8.9 million adults have co-occurring disorders; that is, they have both a mental and substance-use disorder. Only 7.4 percent of individuals receive treatment for both conditions with 55.8 percent receiving no treatment at all. Histories of trauma experiences are also very prevalent for individuals who may have mental health challenges or substance-use conditions. Given the high prevalence for all three issues, integrated trauma-informed approaches are needed. This webinar will provide an overview of current research and evidence-based programming. Webinar is scheduled: May 29, 2014 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Central. (ONE ATTACHMENT)

  3. Changes to the Missouri WIC Approved Food List Schedule- Important!: To implement the WIC food package final rules, the current Missouri WIC Approved Food List ( booklet with yellow color) is being updated. All local WIC providers will receive the updated Missouri WIC Food List (booklet with green color) by June 30, 2014. Please share it with all of your staff. If you have any questions and/suggestions, please feel free to contact Takako Tagami at

WIC Positions

JOB OPPORTUNITY: WIC Clerk - Platte County Health Department:
Platte County Health Department is seeking a WIC Clerk. This position is responsible for helping to determine eligibility of WIC participants by performing income assessment, and obtaining and entering participant information. Other duties include answering phones, scheduling, and other basic office duties. Strong customer service skills are required. This position requires a high school diploma or equivalent. Office, computer and WIC experience preferred. Position is available for 5 days a week, full time (40 hours per week). Please mail or fax cover letter and resume by May 23rd to: WIC Coordinator-Platte County Health Department, 1201 East Street, Parkville, Mo 64152, or Fax to: 816-587-6028. "USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer"

Women Trauma Committee Webinar Announcement.