SUBJECT 1: FFY 2020 WIC Local Agency Plan (LAP) Training
SUBJECT 2: Invitation for the FFY 2020 Breastfeeding Peer Counseling (BFPC) Program
SUBJECT 3: Breastfeeding Friendly WIC Clinic Application
SUBJECT 4: ASAP Information for Completing BFPC and WIC Breastfeeding Friendly WIC Clinic Applications

JOB POSTING: Part Time WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor - City of St. Joseph Health Department
JOB POSTING: Full Time WIC Nutritionist - City of St. Joseph Health Department
JOB POSTING: Registered Dietitian - St. Louis County Department of Public Health

SUBJECT 1: FFY 2020 WIC Local Agency Plan (LAP) Training. LAP training will be conducted June 17, June 18, June 20, and June 21, 2019 at the Department of Health and Senior Services, 930 Wildwood Drive, Jefferson City, MO, in the Maple Conference Room. This one-day training focuses on how to use the administrative and nutritional screens in the LAP application. Attendees will log in to a test environment and practice making entries to learn how information is entered and used in the application. The training is optional, but is strongly recommended for new LAP users and those who would like a refresher. Training laptops will be provided. Registration will open May 1, 2019 with a deadline of 4:00 p.m. on May 29, 2019. If you have any questions, please contact Susan Hatton at Susan.Hatton@health.mo.gov or 573-526-7706.

SUBJECT 2: Invitation for the FFY 2020 Breastfeeding Peer Counseling (BFPC) Program. If your agency is interested in participating in the FFY 2020 BFPC program, please see the attached letter. To apply, please complete the online application and attach your BFPC agency plan. For those who have access, your user ID and password will be the same as the one used for the LAP and WIC online invoice. If you have not completed an ASAP to request access, please see “SUBJECT 4: ASAP Information for Completing BFPC and WIC Breastfeeding Friendly WIC Clinic Applications” in this week’s WIC Update. Even if your agency is currently participating in the BFPC program, an application must be completed each year. The deadline for completing the application is COB on Wednesday, May 22, 2019. If you have any questions please contact Stephanie Pruess at Stephanie.pruess@health.mo.gov or by phone at 573-840-9572.
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SUBJECT 3: WIC Breastfeeding Friendly WIC Clinic Application. The purpose of this statewide effort is to implement evidence-based breastfeeding strategies and to encourage and recognize local agencies that offer an optimal level of breastfeeding support. The WIC Breastfeeding Task Force worked with the state agency to develop the specific criteria that must be met to be recognized as a “Breastfeeding Friendly WIC Clinic.”

If your agency would like to apply for “Breastfeeding Friendly” status for FFY 2020, complete the online application. If you completed an ASAP request for the BFPC application you will also have access to this application. Once it is determined that your agency meets all the criteria, your agency will be recognized as a “Breastfeeding Friendly WIC Clinic” for FFY 2020 and will receive a framed certificate to hang in your clinic and additional funding. The deadline for completing the application is COB on Wednesday, May 22, 2019. If you have any questions please contact Lisa Schlientz at Lisa.Schlientz@health.mo.gov or by phone at 573-751-6468.

SUBJECT 4: ASAP Information for Completing BFPC and WIC Breastfeeding Friendly WIC Clinic Applications. The applications for the Breastfeeding Peer Counseling Program and the Breastfeeding Friendly WIC Clinic designation are completed online. To access the online application, you must complete an ASAP request. WIC Online Invoice and LAP access does not provide you access to this application. If you previously requested and received access to these applications, you will NOT need to do it again this year. If you had prior access, and cannot log in, you may need to call the ITSD Help Desk at 800-347-0887 and ask to have your account reset. Below are the values that need to be selected when completing the ASAP form:

Area Type: HEALTH APPLICATIONS
Health Area Type: WIC BF APPLICATION
Request Type: ADD ACCESS
Role: WIC BF APPLICANT
Other Role/Report Type: Choose appropriate local agency
Comments: None
Effective Date: Current date

If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Schlientz at Lisa.Schlientz@health.mo.gov or 573-751-6468.

WIC Positions

JOB POSTING: Part Time WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor - City of St. Joseph Health Department. The City of St. Joseph Health Department is currently accepting applications for a part-time Breastfeeding Peer Counselor position within the WIC Program. The selected candidate will give basic breastfeeding information, support and encouragement to pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers, and serve as a role model for breastfeeding women. To see further details and apply, visit the City of St. Joseph website at www.stjoemo.org and go to the line for “Job Opportunities” listed in the left column. The City of St. Joseph Health Department is an equal opportunity employer.

JOB POSTING: Full Time WIC Nutritionist - City of St. Joseph Health Department. The City of St. Joseph Health Department is currently accepting applications for a full-time Nutritionist position within the WIC Program. To see further details and apply, visit the City of St. Joseph website at www.stjoemo.org and go to the line for “Job Opportunities” listed in the left column. The City of St. Joseph Health Department is an equal opportunity employer.

JOB POSTING: Registered Dietitian - St. Louis County Department of Public Health. St. Louis County Department of Public Health has an opening for a Registered Dietitian. This is a full time position that provides Medical Nutrition Therapy and WIC services for health center patients.
For additional information or to apply online visit www.stlouisco.com/personnel/jobsearch

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