SUBJECT 1: New Contract Infant Formula – Effective January 1, 2021
SUBJECT 2: WIC Check Stock Paper
SUBJECT 3: Local Agency Printer Toner Supplies
SUBJECT 4: Disposal of WIC Computer Equipment Reminder
SUBJECT 5: Upcoming State Holidays

JOB POSTING: Part-Time Nutritionist/Dietitian – Osage County Health Department
JOB POSTING: WIC Clerk/Health Professional Assistant (HPA) – Family Care Health Centers
JOB POSTING: Part-Time Breastfeeding Peer Counselor – Family Care Health Centers
JOB POSTING: WIC Nutritionist – Taney County Health Department
JOB POSTING: Nutritionist/Dietitian – City of St. Joseph Health Department
JOB POSTING: Part-Time Breastfeeding Peer Counselor – Affinia Healthcare

 

SUBJECT 1: New Contract Infant Formula – Effective January 1, 2021. On January 1, 2021, the Missouri WIC infant formula rebate contract for standard milk-based and soy-based formulas will change from Mead Johnson (Enfamil) products to Abbott (Similac) products.

The following Enfamil formulas will not be issued after December 31, 2020:

  • Enfamil Infant
  • Enfamil Gentlease
  • Enfamil Prosobee
  • Enfamil Reguline 
  • Enfamil A.R.

Beginning January 1, 2021, WIC will issue Abbott’s Similac formulas for a variety of dietary needs. The new formulas listed below will be issued:

  • Similac Advance with Iron (Primary contract infant formula to be issued unless another formula is requested.)
  • Similac Total Comfort
  • Similac Sensitive
  • Similac for Spit-Up 
  • Similac Soy Isomil (soy-based)

Note: Participants who were issued benefits prior to January 1, 2021 will have Enfamil benefits to redeem for January. Participants who were issued benefits on or after January 1, 2021 will have Similac benefits to redeem for January. In January 2021, Enfamil formula returned to the local agency will be replaced with the appropriate Similac formula.

See the trimonthly formula issuance transition schedule below:

Formula Transition Schedule

The table below lists the Similac brand equivalents to the current Enfamil brand products:

OLD Contract – Mead Johnson Products NEW Contract – Abbott Products [NOTE] Number of cans/bottles issued for Abbott products are the same as Mead Johnson products in each corresponding form (i.e., PWD, Conc., and RTF).
Enfamil Infant OR Enfamil Reguline blue arrow Similac Advance
Enfamil Gentlease blue arrow Similac Sensitive OR Similac Total Comfort
Enfamil Prosobee blue arrow Similac Soy Isomil
Enfamil A.R. blue arrow Similac for Spit-Up

WIC will continue to provide exempt formulas for those infants with a qualifying medical condition.

All state WIC programs are required to conduct a competitive bidding process to contract with a vendor for infant formula to obtain a rebate on certain standard infant formulas. This rebate provides funds that enable the Missouri WIC program to continue to serve all WIC participants. The Missouri WIC program thanks you for supporting WIC’s transition to Abbott Similac products. If you have any questions please contact your District TA Nutritionist or call the WIC main line at (573) 751-6204 and ask to speak to the Nutritionist on duty.

SUBJECT 2: WIC Check Stock Paper. Local agencies no longer need check stock paper for reissuing paper checks. Please shred all check stock paper onsite at the local agency.

SUBJECT 3: Local Agency Printer Toner Supplies. Local Agencies (LA) should continue to use the MICR printers onsite for printing handouts, shopping lists, etc. Use the online order form located here to order toner or a photoconductor kit/imaging unit for the 9512 or 9530 model MICR printers. There is no toner available for the 9612, 9712, 9720, 9815 model MICR printers; however imaging units are still available.

When MICR supplies are exhausted, those printers will be obsolete and need to be surplussed as MICR printer supplies are no longer ordered.

Jason Seehusen will contact LAs to discuss alternative options if supplies ordered for a MICR printer are no longer in stock.

If an LA has a MICR printer malfunction and it needs to be replaced or disposed of, email Jason Seehusen at Jason.Seehusen@health.mo.gov to begin that process.

Per policy, LAs are responsible for purchasing replacement supplies (toner/ink, maintenance kits, etc.) for all non-MICR printers. LAs should order replacement supplies using the LA customary purchasing procedure.

If you have any questions, please contact your Administrative TA staff.

SUBJECT 4: Disposal of WIC Computer Equipment Reminder. Just a reminder of the procedures for WIC local agencies (LA) to follow when disposing of WIC-purchased computer equipment:

If the equipment is no longer in use (no replacement needed):
Please email Jason Seehusen (Jason.Seehusen@health.mo.gov) the WIC tag number(s) of the equipment to be removed.
He will send the LA the surplus DH-60 form and contact ITSD, so a technician will come out to pick up the equipment.
Do not let ITSD leave with the equipment until the surplus DH-60 paperwork has been filled out by ITSD. A completed copy must be returned to Jason Seehusen.

If the equipment is malfunctioning (possible replacement needed):
The LA should contact ITSD (800-347-0887) to request a technician service the equipment. ITSD will determine if the equipment can be easily repaired or if it is still under warranty (ITSD is the contact agency with manufacturers for warranty claims).
If the ITSD technician determines the equipment needs to be replaced, either the ITSD technician or the LA staff may email Jason Seehusen and provide the WIC tag number of the malfunctioning equipment.
Jason will send the LA the surplus-and-replace DH-60 forms.
Do not let ITSD leave with the equipment until the surplus DH-60 paperwork has been filled out by ITSD. A completed copy must be returned to Jason Seehusen.

If the equipment has been stolen:
The LA must contact ITSD and speak with Cyber Security. They will forward the LA a Computer Loss form, which must be completed and returned to ITSD Cyber Security.
The LA must also contact their local law enforcement to report the theft. A copy of the police report must be obtained when it becomes available.
The LA must contact Jason Seehusen about the theft so he can begin the process of removing the equipment from inventory. A copy of the police report must be sent to him as well.
If a replacement for the equipment is needed, please let Jason know.

SUBJECT 5: Upcoming State Holidays. The WIC state agency will be closed, and there will be no MOWINS Help Desk support, on the following days:

  • Wednesday, November 11
  • Thursday, November 26
  • Friday, November 27

 

WIC Positions

JOB POSTING: Part-Time Nutritionist/Dietitian – Osage County Health Department. The Osage County Health Department has an immediate opening for a part-time Nutritionist/Dietitian in the WIC program. This person will be expected to work two WIC days (Wednesdays) per month with the possibility of up to 4 days per month as needed. At minimum, the candidate must have graduated from an accredited four-year college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in Public Health Nutrition, Dietetics, Home Economics, or closely related field; including or supplemented by at least fifteen (15) semester hours in food and nutrition including diet therapy and community nutrition.
Please submit your resume via email to osagecountyhealthdepartment@gmail.com
This position is open until filled.

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 Team Leader 
Family Care Health Centers 
401 Holly Hills Ave. 
St. Louis, MO 63111 
(314) 353-5190 x3043 
acallico@fchcstl.org

JOB POSTING: Part-Time Breastfeeding Peer Counselor – Family Care Health Centers. Family Care Health Centers is accepting applications for a part-time (24 hrs/week) Breastfeeding Peer Counselor. Responsibilities include providing breastfeeding information and support to new mothers and helping them achieve their breastfeeding goals. Personal breastfeeding experience is required.

To apply, send resume to: 
Amy Callico, RD, LD 
Nutrition Services Team Leader 
Family Care Health Centers 
401 Holly Hills Ave. 
St. Louis, MO 63111 
(314) 353-5190 x3043 
acallico@fchcstl.org

JOB POSTING: WIC Nutritionist – Taney County Health Department. The Taney County Health Department will be accepting resumes for a full time, 40 hour per week, non-exempt Nutritionist for the WIC Program. The selected candidate will provide nutrition and breastfeeding education to WIC eligible participants and assess their nutritional needs for certification eligibility. A Certified Lactation Counselor or IBCLC is preferred. Minimum requirements: The candidate must have graduated from an accredited four-year college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in Public Health Nutrition, Dietetics, Home Economic, or closely related field; including or supplemented by at least fifteen (15) semester hours in food and nutrition including diet therapy and community nutrition. Experience is preferred but not required. Deadline Date: November 6, 2020. For more information, how to apply, and for essential functions visit https://www.taneycohealth.org/news/employment-opportunities/

JOB POSTING: Nutritionist/Dietitian – City of St. Joseph Health Department. The City of St. Joseph Health Department has an immediate opening for a full time Nutritionist/Dietitian in the WIC program. At a minimum, the candidate must have graduated from an accredited four-year college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in Public Health Nutrition, Dietetics, Home Economics, or closely related field; including or supplemented by at least fifteen (15) semester hours in food and nutrition including diet therapy and community nutrition. Please submit your application online at https://www.stjoemo.info/406/Employment

JOB POSTING: Part-Time Breastfeeding Peer Counselor – Affinia Healthcare. The Affinia Healthcare WIC Program has an immediate opening for a part-time (24 hours per week) Breastfeeding Peer Counselor position within the WIC Program. The selected candidate will give basic breastfeeding information, support and encouragement to new mothers and help mothers achieve their own breastfeeding goals. Candidate must be willing to accept after hour phone calls and make home and hospital visits. Personal breastfeeding experience is a must. Selected candidate will work 24 hours/week.
Send resume to Kristen Gore at Affinia Healthcare 2220 Lemp Ave or email kgore@affiniahealthcare.org

Missouri WIC is an equal-opportunity employer.