September 17, 2018 WIC Updates
SUBJECT 1: Breastfeeding Peer Counseling Program Coordinator
SUBJECT 2: Health Program Representative I/II
SUBJECT 3: MOWINS Release 2.32.01 Update
SUBJECT 4: MOWINS Help Desk Closure
SUBJECT 5: Invoices for MWA/WIC Conference
SUBJECT 6: HemoCue Training Available at the Missouri WIC Conference
SUBJECT 7: Basket Raffle Fundraiser for the Missouri 2018 WIC Conference
SUBJECT 8: Local Agency Bulletin Board Contest for the Missouri 2018 WIC Conference - New Email Address
SUBJECT 9: Revised Nutrition Risk Criteria Webinar
SUBJECT 10: Immunization Webinar
SUBJECT 11: Formulas Inactivated in MOWINS on November 1, 2018
SUBJECT 12: CEU Corner
JOB POSTING: Part Time Breastfeeding Peer Counselor - St. Charles County Health Department
JOB POSTING: Part Time Nutritionist (Registered Dietitian) - Mercer County Health Department
SUBJECT 1: Breastfeeding Peer Counseling Program Coordinator. The Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS), Bureau of WIC and Nutrition Services, currently has an opening for a Nutritionist III that will function as the Breastfeeding Peer Counseling Program Coordinator. This position is located in Jefferson City. Please see the attached position blurb for additional information. Interested individuals must be eligible for the job classification of Nutrition III located here. Please submit an application and resume to Dora Crawford at firstname.lastname@example.org by close of business on October 5, 2018.
SUBJECT 2: Health Program Representative I/II. The Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS), Bureau of WIC and Nutrition Services, currently has an opening for a Health Program Representative I/II that will function as part of the state breastfeeding team. This position is located in Jefferson City. Please see the attached position blurb for additional information. Interested individuals must be eligible for the job classification of HPR I located here or HPR II located here. Please submit an application and resume to Dora Crawford at email@example.com by close of business on October 5, 2018.
SUBJECT 3: MOWINS Release 2.32.01 Update: On Saturday, September 29, Release 2.32.01 will be applied to the MOWINS database. MOWINS will be locked down starting at 2:00 p.m. All local agency staff should be out of the MOWINS database prior to that time. Local agencies have the option to download the update any time on Sunday, September 30. Only local agencies that have Monday clinics are asked to download Monday morning. Local agencies with Tuesday clinics may choose to download on Monday afternoon or later. Those local agencies that do not have clinics prior to Tuesday are requested to wait until at least Tuesday afternoon, or later in the week to complete the download. If you have machines that are not being used, they do not need to be updated until later in the week. However, we request that all computers be updated no later than October 15.
With Release 2.32.01, two (2) enhancements have been placed into MOWINS. The first enhancement makes the ability to transfer households from one agency to another much easier. The second enhancement added a search feature available on the Benefits History tab. See attachment for further explanation regarding these enhancements.
SUBJECT 4: MOWINS Help Desk Closure. The MOWINS Help Desk will be closed on the following dates and times:
- Tuesday, September 25 from 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
The MOWINS Help Desk will check email and voicemail frequently during the closure times and will respond as soon as possible.
SUBJECT 5: Invoices for MWA/WIC Conference. Invoices have been sent to all local agencies attending the MWA/WIC Conference in Branson October 3-5. If you are attending the conference, but you did not receive your invoice, please contact Deb Cullum at 660-785-3237 or Debra.Cullum@lpha.mo.gov
SUBJECT 6: HemoCue Training Available at the Missouri WIC Conference. Jo Hunter, HemoCue trainer, will be available to train WIC local agency staff at the 2018 Missouri WIC Conference. Sign up for the training at the conference registration desk. Training will take about one hour and will be offered at the following times:
- Wednesday, October 3, 2018 – 10:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m., or 4:30 p.m.
- Thursday, October 4, 2018 – 7:30 a.m., 11:45 a.m., or 2:45 p.m.
Contact Rita Arni at 573-751-8159 or firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
SUBJECT 7: Basket Raffle Fundraiser for the Missouri 2018 WIC Conference. The Missouri WIC Association (MWA) will sponsor the basket raffle fundraiser again this year at the 2018 Missouri WIC Conference held October 3-5, 2018 in Branson. The MWA would like to invite staff at the local agencies to donate a basket and we hope to have a great selection as we have had in past years, so be creative in selecting the theme of your basket. If you are donating a basket for the raffle fundraiser, please bring it to the registration desk at the conference. For more information, please contact Heidi Loecke at Heidi.Loecke@plattehealth.com or 816-587-5998.
SUBJECT 8: Local Agency Bulletin Board Contest for the Missouri 2018 WIC Conference - New Email Address. The below information was sent out in a previous WIC Update. Please note there is a new email address to send submissions. Please email the .jpg file, theme category, and local agency name to MOWICbulletinboardcontest@gmail.com.
If you already emailed a submission to the previous email address, please resend to the new email address. We apologize for the inconvenience.
The Missouri WIC Association (MWA) will host a bulletin board contest this year at the 2018 Missouri WIC Conference held October 3-5, 2018 in Branson. Local agencies are invited and encouraged to participate in a bulletin board contest to showcase staff creativity in designing displays that reflect a variety of WIC themes. Entries in each Thematic Category will be evaluated based on Creativity, Artistic Design, and Overall Impact. Contest entries will be displayed in one of the plenary sessions during the conference so local agencies can gain ideas to create their own displays. Begin designing your bulletin board now to ensure your entry is submitted by September 21, 2018! Thematic Categories and Guidelines for Submission are listed below. Please contact LaKeisha Davis at 816-599-5434 or email@example.com if you have questions prior to submitting your entry. All entries should be sent to the email address in the Guidelines for Submission, below.
- Physical Activity
Guidelines for Submission:
- Entries limited to 3 per local agency
- Take a photo of the bulletin board and save as .jpg file
- Identify the Theme Category for your entry
- Email the .jpg file, Theme Category, and local agency name to MOWICbulletinboardcontest@gmail.com
Entry Deadline: Friday, September 21, 2018.
SUBJECT 9: Revised Nutrition Risk Criteria Webinar. This recorded webinar will provide attendees with an overview of the USDA risk factor changes that will be implemented October 1, 2018. All certifying staff are required to complete the recorded webinar. The following is a list of new and revised risk factors.
- Risk Factor 142 Preterm or Early Term Delivery (previously titled Prematurity)
- Risk Factor 311 History of Preterm or Early Term Delivery (previously titled History of Preterm Delivery)
- Risk Factor 383 Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS)
SUBJECT 10: Immunization Webinar. Local agencies are invited to a free one hour Immunization Webinar for WIC staff on September 20, 2018 at 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (CST). The webinar is hosted by Vaccinate Your Family and will provide vaccination recommendations and key messages for pregnant women, infants, and children. Vaccinate Your Family has collaborated with WIC to provide annual up-to-date vaccination information and posters to WIC clinics nationwide. In recent years, they have worked with federal staff to develop immunization resources for parents, available on the WIC Works Resource System, which have been an essential resource for WIC staff who screen and refer children for needed immunizations.
Please see the attached flyer for more information. Register for the conference using the link on the flyer or by clicking here. The webinar will be archived on the Vaccinate Your Family website.
SUBJECT 11: Formulas Inactivated in MOWINS on November 1, 2018. As stated in the April 23, 2018 WIC Update the formulas listed below were discontinued and removed from the May 1, 2018 Formula Listing. These formulas will be inactivated in MOWINS on November 1, 2018. Any special formulas prescribed prior to May 1, 2018 were to be provided until the expiration of the Medical Documentation Form (WIC-27). Once the WIC-27 expired, local agencies were to work with the participant’s health care provider to find a substitute that is on the revised FFRG Formula Listing.
|Enfamil 24 (with Iron) Non-Premature||MJN||RTU||2 fl. oz.|
|Enfagrow Toddler Transitions Gentlease||MJN||PWD||20 oz.|
|Enfagrow Premium Toddler Transitions||MJN||PWD||20 oz.|
|Enfagrow Toddler Transitions Soy||MJN||PWD||20 oz.|
|Neocate Junior - All flavors*||Nutricia||PWD||14.1 oz.|
|Nutramigen with Enflora LGG Toddler||MJN||PWD||12.6 oz.|
|Peptamen Junior - All flavors*||Nestlé||RTU||8.45 fl. oz.|
|Vivonex Pediatric||Nestlé||PWD||1.7 oz.
|Older Child or Adult Formula||Manufacturer||Form||Size|
|Boost Breeze - All flavors||Nestlé||RTU||8 fl. oz.|
|Nutren 2.0||Nestlé||RTU||8.45 fl. oz.|
|Peptamen||Nestlé||RTU||8.45 fl. oz.|
|Peptamen 1.5 - All flavors||Nestlé||RTU||8.45 fl. oz.|
|Peptamen with Prebio||Nestlé||RTU||8.45 fl. oz.|
*Please note, Neocate Junior with Prebiotics and Peptamen Junior with Prebiotics are currently available on the revised FFRG Formula Listing.
The revised FFRG Formula Listing (effective May 1, 2018) can be downloaded here. A WIC-27 with the revised list of WIC approved formulas (effective May 1, 2018) can be downloaded here. Also, the current WIC-27 form from the DHSS warehouse can continue to be used until the revised form is printed. If you have any questions, please contact Rose Sipakati at Rose.Sipakati@health.mo.gov or your district nutritionist.
SUBJECT 12: CEU Corner.
Food Evolution: A Discussion for Registered Dietitians
This thought-provoking webinar on September 27, 2018 from 1:00-2:00 p.m. (CST) is sponsored by the Today’s Dietitian Learning Library, with Trace Sheehan, writer and producer of the feature film Food Evolution, and Chris Vogliano, MS, RDN. This webinar will examine some common points of contention when it comes to discussing food production and, in particular, GMOs. Trace will draw from his experiences while conceiving and making Food Evolution, while Chris will contribute his expertise as an RDN who specializes in the study of sustainable food systems and food waste reduction. Regardless of your position on GMOs, this lively and informative discussion will position dietitians to more effectively participate in discussions relating to food production and to provide understandable, credible guidance to their clients.
JOB POSTING: Part Time Breastfeeding Counselor - St. Charles County Health Department. The Saint Charles County (SCC) Health Department is currently accepting applications for Breastfeeding Peer Counselor position within the WIC Program. The selected candidate will give basic breastfeeding information and support to new mothers and help mothers achieve their own breastfeeding goals. Personal breastfeeding experience is a must. For detailed job description please visit SCC Human Resources Employment Opportunities website: https://hr.sccmo.org/MSS/employmentopportunities/default.aspx
All applications must be submitted only through the Saint Charles County Self-Service Website at http://hr.sccmo.org/hr. Faxed, e-mailed, or printed applications will not be accepted. For questions, please contact Eva Obirek at firstname.lastname@example.org
JOB POSTING: Part Time Nutritionist (Registered Dietitian) - Mercer County Health Department. The Mercer County Health Department has a part time nutritionist (Registered Dietitian) position available for WIC services two days per month. WIC experience is preferred. Contact Gina Finney, RN, BSN, Administrator; Mercer County Health Department; 305 W. Main Street; Princeton, MO 64673. For questions, call 660-748-3630
JOB POSTING: WIC Clerk/Health Professional Assistant (HPA) - Family Care Health Centers. Family Care Health Centers is accepting applications for a full time WIC Clerk/Health Professional Assistant (HPA).
Responsibilities include determining eligibility of WIC applicants, collecting and documenting height, weight, blood work data, and providing clerical support. Strong customer service skills required.
Qualifications: High School Diploma/GED; 1+ years WIC experience preferred.
To apply, send resume to:
Amy Callico, RD, LD
Nutrition Services Coordinator
Family Care Health Centers
401 Holly Hills Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63111