SUBJECT 1: WIC Invoices
SUBJECT 2: MOWINS Templates Updates
SUBJECT 3: 2020 NWA Virtual Annual Conference
SUBJECT 4: CyberJack Card Reader/Writers
SUBJECT 5: wichealth.org April Newsletter

JOB POSTING: WIC CPA, Perinatal Program Manager – Miller County Health Center

 

SUBJECT 1: WIC Invoices. WIC invoices for May 2020 (submitted for payment in the month of June), along with prior months, must be submitted through the Online WIC Invoicing System by close of business Monday, June 8, 2020. Invoices submitted after that date will be held and paid in July 2020. This change in schedule complies with the close of the State Fiscal Year 2020 payment processing deadlines. If you have questions, please contact Laura Thompson at Laura.Thompson@health.mo.gov or 573-526-7901.

SUBJECT 2: MOWINS Templates Updates. eWIC-enabled agencies will see updates to the Account Balance and eWIC Shopping List templates in MOWINS. We have now added conversion charts for the infant fruits and vegetables, infant meats, milk, and legumes/beans. Local agency staff will need to complete a MOWINS Reset and Update to see the changes to the templates.

Conversion Charts

Infant Fruits and Vegetables
  • 256 ounces = 64 jars or 32 twin packs
  • 192 ounces = 48 jars or 24 twin packs
  • 128 ounces = 32 jars or 16 twin packs
  • 96 ounces = 24 jars or 12 twin packs
  • 64 ounces = 16 jars or 8 twin packs
Infant Meats
  • 77.5 ounces = 31 jars
  • 59 ounces = 23 jars
  • 39 ounces = 15 jars
Milk
  • 1.00 = 1 gallon, 2 half-gallons, or 4 quarts
  • 0.75 = 1 quart and 1 half-gallon or 3 quarts
  • 0.50 = 1 half-gallon or 2 quarts
  • 0.25 = 1 quart
Legumes or Beans
  • 1.00 = pound dry beans/peas
  • 1.00 = 16oz – 18oz jar peanut butter
  • 1.00 = 4 – 16oz cans of beans
  • 0.75 = 3 – 16oz cans of beans
  • 0.50 = 2 – 16oz cans of beans
  • 0.25 = 1 – 16oz can of beans

Please contact the MOWINS Help Desk at 800-554-2544 if you do not see these changes to the templates.

SUBJECT 3: 2020 NWA Virtual Annual Conference. Attend the 2020 NWA Virtual Annual Conference from anywhere at any time. The COVID-19 public health pandemic has deeply impacted the WIC community, highlighting the need for development of resources and peer to peer networking. NWA’s 2020 Virtual Annual Conference provides an opportunity to do just this!
Our Virtual Conference will be an online destination for the WIC community to choose from more than 25 general and concurrent sessions. Expand your professional skills and knowledgebase, and feel equipped to face the current and future changes within the WIC Program.

Registration will close on June 22nd at 12:00 pm ET. All payments are due by 5:00 pm ET on Monday, June 22. Payments must be received to gain access to and participate in Conference activities and sessions. All content will be available on the conference platform until July 31, 2020, so you can:

  • Watch or re-watch webinars whenever you’d like.
  • View new products and connect with exhibitors at your convenience in the Exhibit Hall.
  • Network with peers and speakers via messaging and chatrooms – from wherever you are. 
  • Earn continuing education credits without having to leave your home.

If you have any questions regarding the Virtual Annual Conference, visit our FAQ page or contact us directly. See what’s in store with our tentative agenda, and register here! We hope you will attend, connect, support, and share!
If you have questions please contact Chandra M. Champion, Conference and Events Manager National WIC Association using the following contact information:
Main Phone: 202-232-5492
Direct Phone: 202-265-7531
Fax: 202-387-5281
Email: cchampion@nwica.org
NWA Website: www.nwica.org

SUBJECT 4: CyberJack Card Reader/Writers: Guidance has been provided by the manufacturer on how to safely clean and disinfect the CyberJack card reader/writer device(s). Please review the General Guidelines for Disinfecting a CyberJack when sanitizing to ensure proper care and maintenance of these devices. If you have additional questions, you may contact SoliSYSTEMS, Corp. via the contact information listed at the bottom of the guidelines resource.

SUBJECT 5: wichealth.org April Newsletter. Please see the April wichealth.org newsletter. Highlights include:

wichealth Academy – The Heart of wichealth.org. This resource consists of two training modules to help you better understand how lessons are developed:

  • Lessons in the Making
  • Our Key Ingredients

Lessons – What’s New? wichealth has recently completed basic updates on 19 lessons! These updates included dialogue changes, redirection of two pathways, and revised resource offerings. See attachment to find out which lessons have been updated.
Lessons – What’s Next? States in the Midwest Region were recently granted funds to completely redo six lessons focusing on Infant and Child Feeding. You can expect to see the new and improved lessons listed below by the end of the year.

  • Baby’s First Cup
  • Starting Your Infant on Solid Foods
  • Offer Your Baby New Foods as He Grows
  • Make Mealtime Family Time
  • Help Your Child Make Good Eating Choices
  • Secrets for Feeding Picky Eaters

Most Popular Lesson in April: Secrets to Feeding Picky Eaters. This lesson is consistently in the top five of lesson completions month after month and year after year. This lesson gives great tips to help children get through a phase without allowing it to turn into a bad habit.

Certificate of Completion: The certificate of completion does not have to be the end of nutrition education. It is a great place to start a follow-up conversation with your participants. At the end of every lesson clients are asked: “What’s one thing you can start or keep doing based on what you learned today?” This becomes the participant’s Action Statement, and can be found on the Certificate of Completion. Next time you talk to your participant, use the Action Statement to start the conversation. Ask your client about progress, challenges, or about any additional questions, they might have about the lessons they have completed. wichealth is only the beginning to opening doors to learning, communication, and relationships.

Health eKitchen Featured Recipes. As life with COVID-19 continues to challenge each one of us, nutritious, budget and pantry-friendly meals have never been more important. Keeping this in mind, wichealth has chosen to make simple, delicious bean and rice recipes the focus of this month’s featured recipes. See attachment for a complete list of recipes or log onto your wichealth.org account.

Please contact Kelly Teeple at Kelly.teeple@health.mo.gov with questions or to set-up a staff account.
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WIC Positions

JOB POSTING: WIC CPA, Perinatal Program Manager – Miller County Health Center. The Miller County Health Center is seeking applicants for a Registered Nurse that will serve as the Competent Professional Authority (CPA) for our WIC Program. May also consider a Registered Dietitian (RD), Qualified Nutritionist, or a Dietetic Technician, Registered (DTR). WIC is a supplemental nutrition program for Women, Infants, and Children.

WIC duties include obtaining participant data needed for the certification process. The CPA prescribes supplemental foods and formulas and provides participant-centered nutrition and breastfeeding education.

Other responsibilities include educating area daycares, providing CPR training, serving as a certified car seat technician, and managing the Perinatal Case Management Program, a program offering a variety of services to pregnant women and their children. If the candidate is also an RN, they will back up clinical duties such as blood draws, immunizations, and communicable disease investigations.

This position must maintain an active Missouri license or a license from a participating board for monitoring purposes. Must complete continuing nutrition and breastfeeding education hours every year.

This position is full time, M-F with full benefits including health, vision, dental, life insurance, retirement, paid leave, and more. The position is located in our Tuscumbia office with serving 2-3 days per month in a satellite WIC clinic in Eldon.
Community health experience is desirable.
Compensation based on education and experience.

Interested applicants shall send their resume to mchc@millercountyhealth.com. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

WIC is an equal-opportunity employer.

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