August 21, 2006 WIC Update

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SUBJECT: Map and Phone List of Technical Assistance Contacts for Local WIC Providers
SUBJECT: 2006 Enhancement Grant Billing
SUBJECT: Microcuvette Survey: Time to order microcuvettes for the next 6 months 
SUBJECT: Availability of Gentlease

  1. Map and Phone List of Technical Assistance Contacts for Local WIC Providers: Beginning with the FFY 2007 Local WIC Provider Contract, the Technical Assistance Contacts displayed on the attached map will be effective. For many Local WIC Providers there will be no change in service.  WIC Monitor Staff will be different from the Technical Assistance Staff serving each agency. The Technical Assistance Staff are available to answer questions, give suggestions, and generally support the WIC Program.  If you have questions, please contact your local Technical Assistance Contact or Kathleen.Davis@health.mo.gov
  2. 2006 Enhancement Grant Billing: Deadline September 30, 2006 Enhancement Grantees have completed various projects across the state and now is the time to bill for reimbursement on the approved budgets.  If you have not or will not be billing for your entire budgeted amount, please let us know.  If you require a minor revision to the budget that resulted from some items not costing as much as budgeted, please email Kathleen Davis with a request for a change.  She will review the request and let you know by email if the change can be approved.  All funding must be spent by September 30. 2006.  After that date we are not allowed to spend this funding.  You may bill on your September WIC-24 for the costs incurred up to September 30, 2006.  If you know now that you will not be able to spend the funding as budgeted, please let us know, so it may be used to benefit the program in another way before the end of the budget period.  Questions:  573-526-2821 Kathleen.Davis@health.mo.gov.
  3. Microcuvette Survey: It's time to order Microcuvettes for the next 6 months. The Microcuvette Survey will allow the State to order supplies of microcuvettes for each LWP on a timely basis. Please complete and return the survey, via e-mail, to assure no interruption in the supply of microcuvettes. Crystal.Collins@health.mo.gov, or call with questions (573) 526-4622.  Thank you for your cooperation.
  4. Availability of Gentlease: This email is to inform you regarding the availability of Enfamil Gentlease by Mead Johnson Nutritionals. We have been informed by the manufacturer that there was a fire during production, which will cause a delay in the availability of Enfamil Gentlease. If your agency has approved this product you may need to contact the physician and discuss alternative formula choices. 

    Participants may contact Mead Johnson 12 hours a day, 6 days a week (Monday thru Friday 7 am to 7 pm CST, Saturday 8 am to 4:30 pm CST) with questions regarding their products, toll free number (1-888-587-7275). If you have any questions regarding this information, please contact D'Anne Ward at 1-800-392-8209 or e-mail Danne.Ward@health.mo.gov.