May 26, 2020 WIC Updates
SUBJECT 1: WIC Invoices
SUBJECT 2: WIC Invoices
SUBJECT 3: UPDATE: October 31, 2020 – Last Date to Use Checks
SUBJECT 4: Update on Fundamentals of Breastfeeding: An 18-hour Course, and the IBLCE Exam Preparation Course
SUBJECT 5: Save the Date – Breastfeeding Peer Counseling Virtual Mini Conference
SUBJECT 6: MWA Election Information
JOB POSTING: WIC CPA, Perinatal Program Manager – Miller County Health Center
SUBJECT 1: Updated Income Guidelines. The income guidelines that will go into effect on Monday, June 1, 2020 are located here. MOWINS will be updated on May 31 to reflect the new guidelines. Remember to Update and Reset Local Reference Data the next time you log onto MOWINS after May 31 to ensure the updated guidelines are included.
The laminated cards will be printed and sent out within the next few weeks. If you have questions, please contact Anne Strope at Anne.Strope@health.mo.gov or 573-751-6204 or 800-392-8209.
SUBJECT 2: 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 3: UPDATE: October 31, 2020 – Last Date to Use Checks. Once WIC local agencies (LAs) are eWIC enabled, they will not be able to print checks. During the statewide rollout period, those LAs that are not part of Pilot 1 must not issue any November benefit checks while waiting to become eWIC enabled. There should be no checks issued that have a last date to use beyond October 31, 2020.
SUBJECT 4: Update on Fundamentals of Breastfeeding: An 18-hour Course, and the IBLCE Exam Preparation Course. These courses will be offered virtually this summer. The state agency is in the process of rescheduling dates with the trainers to fit a virtual format. If you are already registered for the course, you do not need to any take action. New course dates and times will be emailed to you. These free courses are limited to Missouri residents.
If you would like to register, you may still do so here (choose Face to Face), and new dates/times for the virtual conference will be emailed to you. Please contact Lisa Schlientz if you have questions at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 573 751-6468.
SUBJECT 5: Save the Date – Breastfeeding Peer Counseling Virtual Mini Conference. Please save the date for the Breastfeeding Peer Counseling Virtual Mini Conference that will be held Wednesday, July 29, 2020 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm via video conference. The conference will include an update for breastfeeding peer counselors and breastfeeding peer counseling coordinators about funding, the FFY21 LAP, and the state of peer counseling. This conference will be recorded for those who cannot attend. More information will follow when it becomes available. Please contact Lisa Schlientz if you have questions at email@example.com or call 573-751-6468.
SUBJECT 6: MWA Election Information. The Missouri WIC Association (MWA) is seeking applications for the positions of President Elect, Treasurer, Central District Board Member (Audrain, Columbia/Boone, Callaway, Camden, Cole, Cooper, Dent, Gasconade, Howard, Laclede, Miller, Moniteau, Montgomery, Morgan, Osage, Pettis, Phelps and Pulaski), Eastern District Board Member (Crawford, Lincoln, NECAC, Washington, Ste. Genevieve, St. Francois, St. Charles, Franklin, Jefferson-Franklin, Family Care, Affinia Healthcare, People’s Health Centers and St. Louis County), Northeast District Board Member (Adair, Chariton, Clark, Grundy, Knox, Lewis, Linn, Livingston, Macon, Marion, Mercer, Monroe, Pike, Putnam, Ralls, Randolph, Saline, Schuyler, Scotland, Shelby and Sullivan), (2) Southeast District Board Members (Butler, Cape Girardeau, Carter, Bollinger, Douglas, Dunklin, Mississippi, New Madrid, Iron, Madison, Oregon, Ozark, Pemiscot, Perry, Reynolds, Ripley, Stoddard, Scott, Texas, Shannon, Wayne, Howell and Wright), Northwest District Board Member (Andrew, Atchison, City of St. Joe, Nodaway, Caldwell, Carroll, Clinton, Daviess, Harrison, Johnson, Holt, Tri-County, Cass, Clay, Platte, Ray, Lafayette, Truman Medical Centers, Swope Health Services, Crescent, Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center and St. Luke’s Hospital) and Southwest District Board Member (Barry, Barton, Bates, Benton, Cedar, Christian, Dade, Dallas, Springfield-Greene, Henry, Hickory, Joplin City, Lawrence, McDonald, Newton, Polk, St. Clair, Stone, Taney, Vernon and Webster).
The purpose of MWA is to link local WIC agencies in the statewide forum to act collectively on behalf of the WIC program. Specifically, MWA provides peer support and opportunities to exchange information, works toward quality community nutrition by influencing public health and nutrition services at the state and national levels, enhances professional knowledge by providing workshops, promotes legislative awareness, and participates in the planning and implementation of the Biennial WIC Conference. All local agencies are members of MWA. Actively participating in MWA is a great way to learn more about what is happening across the state and improve communication and practices within your district and agency.
Specific information about the positions up for election can be found on the attached application forms. Interested candidates should send a completed application form to Heidi Loecke, MWA Vice President, at Heidi.Loecke@plattehealth.com by June 2, 2020.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
WIC is an equal-opportunity employer.