February 20, 2007 WIC Update

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SUBJECT 1: Cultural Competency Assessment Survey Executive Summary Report
SUBJECT 2: Resource Information on Providing Services to Non-English Speaking Applicants and/or participants

  1. Cultural Competency Assessment Survey Executive Summary Report: Attached is the Executive Summary Report of Cultural Competency Levels among WIC Professional Staff. The survey was conducted during the WIC Cultural Competency 101 Training Session at six locations in 2006. The state WIC office would like to thank all WIC staff that participated in the survey. The findings from the survey have been utilized for planning activities for the Federal Fiscal Year 2007.
  2. Resource Information on Providing Services to Non-English Speaking Applicants and/or participants: The following information might be helpful to local WIC providers who provide services to non-English speaking applicants and/or participants:
    • Language Identification Flash Cards - Attachment
    • Limited English Proficiency (LEP) Beneficiary Brochure in different languages

      http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/LEP_beneficiary_brochure.pdf
      http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/factsheets/spanish/LEPKYR-Spanish.pdf
      http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/factsheets/chinese/LEPKYR-Chinese.pdf
      http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/factsheets/korean/LEPKYR-Korean.pdf
      http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/factsheets/russian/LEPKYR-Russian.pdf
      http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/factsheets/vietnamese/LEPKYR-Vietnamese.pdf
      http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/factsheets/

Please utilize the resources as needed. If you have any suggestions and/or questions, please contact Takako Tagami at Takako.Tagami@health.mo.gov.

Attachments:
Cultural Competency Executive Summary
Language Notification Card Speak Cards