January 16, 2018 WIC Updates
SUBJECT 1: Microcuvette and Analyzer - Response Requested
SUBJECT 2: Missouri Voter Registration Cards
SUBJECT 3: CEU Corner
JOB POSTING: Full-Time WIC Clerk/Certifier - Butler County Health Department
SUBJECT 1: Microcuvette and Analyzer - Response Requested. It’s time to order microcuvettes by completing the survey. Please follow the instructions below to ensure your agency receives an adequate supply of microcuvettes and/or analyzer.
- Microcuvette Survey: Please complete and return the attached survey via e-mail to WICOperations@health.mo.gov by Tuesday, February 6, 2018. This will ensure no interruption in the supply of microcuvettes. Please verify that you use the most recent survey.
- Microcuvette Order: The information from the survey will be used to identify the current supply on hand at each agency and to estimate the needs of each agency for the next six months. The microcuvette order will be shipped directly to your agency.
- Analyzers: Analyzers are also available to agencies by completing the request and justification. Tell us why you need the analyzer: replace current analyzer; expand services in another room/satellite site; more efficient work flow; other: explain.
Local Agency Confirmation: When you receive the order please do the following:
- Verify the number of microcuvettes received with the number listed on the packing slip.
- If the number of microcuvettes in the package is the same as listed on the packing slip, sign and date the packing slip.
- Fax the packing slip to the WIC state agency (SA) within one (1) week of receiving the shipment. The fax number is (573) 526-1470. Confirmation on the packing slip is required in order for the SA to pay for the microcuvettes.
- If the number of microcuvettes received is different from the packing slip, please call Beth Ott at 800-392-8209.
Thank you for your cooperation.
SUBJECT 2: Missouri Voter Registration Cards. DHSS works closely with the Missouri Secretary of State’s Office (SOS) in promoting voter registration in Missouri. Currently, voter registration cards are provided by the local public health agencies (LPHAs). WIC participant cards have the following version number in the bottom left corner: MO 231-0167 (WIC/MVR-1).
The SOS office would like to remind agencies that the version number for non-WIC applicants is MO 231-0169 (VR-1). If you have cards with past voting years on the back, please use them before ordering new ones. Current voting dates can be found at https://www.sos.mo.gov/elections/calendar/2018cal
Agencies are able to order both voter application postcards by using the attached form or the WIC 8 resource request form. The voter postcards will need to be filled out by the applicant and forwarded to the county clerk’s office for the county in which the applicant resides. Please fax your request to the DHSS warehouse at 573-751-1574.
SUBJECT 3: CEU Corner.
Update: What’s New in the World of Carbohydrates?
The current Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGAs) announce components of healthy eating patterns that can be difficult to explain for both registered dietitians (RDs) and their patients or participants. While patients and participants are seeking specific, actionable recommendations, it can be difficult for RDs to interpret the DGAs in order to identify those recommendations and develop strategies to help patients and participants put them into practice. One particular area of uncertainty is the recommendations related to carbohydrates. In this webinar, Joanne Slavin will provide an overview of the science behind the carbohydrate recommendations of the DGAs. She will discuss the latest evidence relating to appropriate carbohydrate consumption, together with practical strategies for counseling patients and participants regarding the addition of healthful carbohydrates in their diets.
Read Between the Headlines
The public is constantly bombarded with information relating to health and wellness, which can be over whelming and confusing. Many of the health headlines seen by your patients and participants are based on biased, incomplete, or inaccurate science. This pre-recorded webinar, presented by Keri Gans and Yvette d’Entremont, provides practical strategies for evaluating levels of evidence and analyzing headlines to identify questionable sources. They also share creative and effective methods for communicating sound science to your clients and professional peers.
JOB POSTING: Full-Time WIC Clerk/Certifier - Butler County Health Department. The Butler County Health Department has an opening for a full-time WIC Clerk/Certifier. Candidate must be dependable and self-motivated with exceptional organization and communication skills. Job duties include: enter and retrieve participant data in computerized records; access eligibility; explain program rights and responsibilities; obtain participants’ height, weight, and perform finger sticks; print and explain how to use WIC checks; answers telephones; schedules appointments; operate office equipment; attends meetings and conferences; travel to off-site clinics; promotes breastfeeding; works as a team player; and other duties as assigned.
High school diploma or GED (must provide proof)
Three (3) years’ experience and/or training in clerical
Vacation; sick leave; paid holidays; health, dental, and life insurance; AFLAC; retirement plan
Based on experience
A copy of the employment application form can be found here.
Submit your resume or application to:
Butler County Health Department
Attention: Human Services Coordinator
1619 North Main
Poplar Bluff, MO 63901
Application Deadline is January 25, 2018
An equal opportunity employer. Service provided on a nondiscriminatory basis.