November 26, 2012 WIC Update

SUBJECT 1: Help WIC Work poster Addressing Participant Fraud
SUBJECT 2: Updated WIC Resource Websites
SUBJECT 3: State WIC Office Holiday Closings

  1. Help WIC Work poster Addressing Participant Fraud: We revised the Help WIC Work poster at the suggestion of a LWP. For clinics that also have satellite locations, they will receive one (1) poster for the main clinic and one (1) for each of their satellite locations. This is a poster that should be posted in your participant waiting areas. This fraud prevention poster has information including examples of potential fraud (selling WIC checks or formula/food through websites such as eBay and Craigslist) and contact information if a person suspects potential fraud and wishes to contact the State WIC Office. Please replace the Help WIC Work poster that we sent out early October with this new poster. Please place this poster in a highly-visible area, such as the participant waiting room. Attached is the poster if you want to copy it and post it in additional areas of your health clinics. The poster has been added to the web. The direct link is http://health.mo.gov/living/families/wic/wiclwp/pdf/HelpWICWork.pdf. If you have any questions, please contact the State WIC Office at (573) 751-6204 or 1-800-392-8209 or contact your District TA staff persons. (ONE ATTACHMENT)

  2. Updated WIC Resource Websites: The following items have been posted on the WIC website:

    • MyPlate - What’s on your plate? - EN New!
    • MyPlate - What’s on your plate? - SP New!
    • Homemade Baby Foods - SP New!
    • Homemade Baby Food Recipes - SP New!
    • Updated WIC 7-WIC Nutrition Education Resource Request
    • Updated WIC 8-WIC/Breastfeeding Resource Supply Request

    Please visit the websites below:

    If you have any suggestions and/or questions, please feel free to contact Takako Tagami at Takako.Tagami@health.mo.gov.

  3. State WIC Office Holiday Closings: The State WIC Office will be closed on Christmas Day, December 25, 2012 and New Year’s Day January 1, 2013. The State WIC Office will be open 8:00 am-5:00 pm on Christmas Eve, December 24, 2012 and New Year’s Eve, December 31, 2012.

    If you have questions, please contact Mark Davis at Mark.Davis@health.mo.gov or 573-526-5323 or 800-392-8209.

Attachments:
Help WIC Work! Preventing Fraud Poster - Revision